Salvation Army’s Work to Expand into 127th Country

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Effective September 1, 2015, The Salvation Army will officially commence its work in Slovakia, making it the 127th country in which The Salvation Army has a recognized legal presence.

During the summer of 2013 it became evident that there was a great need for a ministry among the Roma communities – very much the marginalized people of Slovakia.

The Salvation Army was registered as a Civic Association in Slovakia in August 2014. Since then, Salvation Army workers have integrated into communities in […]

Salvation Army supports change a life

My Journey from Sadness to Success

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In every way that counted, The Salvation Army was there for me when I needed them most.

Six years ago, the company that I had been with for 18 years sold the facility. My co-workers and I were downsized in the subsequent restructuring, and 130 of us were left looking for employment. I had never been financially secure, so when I lost my job, I soon lost my house, too.

At the age of 54, with no job, no destination and no […]

Salvation Army Helps Vulnerable stay cool during hot weather

Salvation Army Helps Vulnerable Stay Cool During Hot Weather

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Getting out of the heat for 30 minutes and staying hydrated can prevent leg cramps, heat exhaustion and even stroke. For many, avoiding the heat is as simple as staying inside with air conditioning. For those experiencing homelessness or low-income individuals who are elderly or unwell, that option may only be a dream.

 During extreme weather conditions many Salvation Army locations help vulnerable people stay cool. For example, in Langley, B.C., The Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope provides water bottles, fans, […]

Financial workshop benefits struggling families

Financial Workshop Benefits Struggling Families

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Financial literacy is having the skills to make good decisions concerning money management. Possessing the knowledge to make smart financial choices is life-changing for low-income individuals and families. 

“Information is power,” says Kenton Davis, Casework Manager for The Salvation Army’s Peel Family Shelter in Mississauga, Ont. “Our financial workshops help people get back on their feet and stay there.”

Every month at the Peel Family Shelter, experts in financial management, including Inspire Charity, Credit Canada and Consolidated Credit, offer free financial advice to […]