Kevin sits outside Salvation Army shelter

One Actor’s Journey out of Homelessness

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Less than a year ago, Kevin, an immigrant from Iran, lived on the streets of Vancouver. A former actor in his country, this wasn’t the life he had imagined. He had no home, no money and no family. Today, with help from The Salvation Army, he has a roof over his head and hope for a better future.

“I had many different problems,” says Kevin, 30. “Life was hard. But The Salvation Army changed that.”

In 2006, Kevin was a successful actor […]

New Backpacks for Low-Income Kids

New Backpacks for Low-Income Kids

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There will be a lot of happy children on the first day of school thanks to The Salvation Army in Huron County’s backpack program.

The Salvation Army in Huron County, Ontario, which includes Goderich, Clinton and Wingham, is well underway in its backpack program that will benefit more than 300 low-income children and families as they prepare for the start of the school year.

“This is my second year using the program,” says Deanna, grandmother of six-year-old Brendon. “I’m on a fixed […]

Support worker, Charlie, helps people at Centre of Hope

On the Other Side of Homelessness

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Charlie Pittman was on his way to end his life when he took a detour into the doors of The Salvation Army men’s shelter in Halifax. It wasn’t easy to walk through the doors and say he needed help, but he’s grateful he did.

“I had been sleeping outside on a park bench for four days and was having suicidal thoughts,” says Charlie. “I had lost everything I owned, not due to an addiction but because of severe health issues. People […]

5 choices people who cant afford food make every day

Help to End Summer Hunger

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This summer, more than 950,000 Canadians will turn to a food bank for help. But, unfortunately, donations to food banks drop off when the weather gets warm.

“Summer is always hard because donations tend to taper off,” says Pam Grimm of The Salvation Army in Kelowna, B.C. “Our food bank is essentially completely out of some items such as canned proteins and cereals.”

Grimm says The Salvation Army expects even more people to start using their service in the fall as the […]