Nepal Disaster Relief. Photo: Flickr Mapbox

Nepal Disaster Relief

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A Magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal early Saturday morning, April 25, devastating the capital region of Kathmandu. Officials say more than 3,300 people are now known to have died, including 3,218 in Nepal—making it the quake-prone Himalayan nation’s deadliest disaster in more than 80 years.

The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services team is en route to Nepal to support local officials and assess how best The Salvation Army can respond in partnership with other agencies already on the ground.

Families, the sick [...]

Multiple benefits of community gardens

The Multiple Benefits of Community Gardens

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In Fort Erie, Ont., newcomers and low-income families are finding hope and a better quality of life at an unexpected place—a Salvation Army community garden.

“When vulnerable people attend to their garden they find food security, friendship, purpose, belonging and more,” says Anne Watters, community and family services worker at The Salvation Army.

Community gardens have become more than a hobby or a place to grow healthy food. They now serve as classrooms where new skills such as composting and recycling are [...]

For half the world, every day is malaria day

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In Africa, a child dies every minute from malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease.

On World Malaria Day, April 25, malaria-free countries are not only reminded of the devastating consequences of the disease but that it is preventable and treatable.

Malaria is a global crisis that requires individuals and organizations such as The Salvation Army to take action and end its damaging effects. In 2013, Malaria took the lives of more than 500,000 people around the world, 78 percent of which were children [...]

Faces of Vancouver downtown eastside

Faces of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: Jay’s story

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We walk by the broken, the ones whose voices are rarely heard, and the ones whose struggles we cannot begin to comprehend. We realize that they are people, but never see them as a person as we place masks to hide the faces of the Downtown Eastside.

It’s time to take away the stereotypes associated with those that belong within the Downtown Eastside and strip away the masks that we have placed upon them.

Our series on the faces of the Downtown Eastside starts [...]