Salvation Army Response Team in Nepal Reaches Out to Remote Communities

Salvation Army Response Team in Nepal Reaches Out to Remote Communities

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May 3 -The Salvation Army team in Nepal is reaching out to remote communities, which have not received outside help. One group headed to Sindhupal, where there is no power, taking shovels and axes to help villagers who are trying to excavate bodies that have been buried in collapsed buildings. The village is very difficult to reach because of landslides and floods caused by the earthquake.

Captain MacDonald Chandi, of The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services had to overcome similar problems [...]

Emergency preparedness week

Emergency Preparedness Week: Are you prepared?

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Emergency Preparedness Week, May 3 to 9, is an opportunity for Canadians to ensure they are prepared for any emergency situation that may arise.

“An emergency can happen at any time and, in many cases, survivors can be better prepared to deal with the aftermath,” says Major Rick Shirran, The Salvation Army’s National Emergency Disaster Services Director.

“No one knows when disaster may strike,” continues Shirran. “But we can all be prepared. And when people are prepared to sustain themselves for at [...]

Nepal earthquake relief

Arrival of Supplies in Nepal Means Large-Scale Distribution can Begin

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May 1 — The first supplies have reached The Salvation Army’s emergency response team in Nepal, meaning that large-scale distribution can begin. The initial response will be to two devastated communities near Kathmandu.

A team from India arrived on Thursday, April 30, with a delivery of 700 boxes of bottled water (8,400 litres) and 130 boxes of noodles (almost 6,000 packets). Young volunteers from The Salvation Army in Nepal worked tirelessly to get the goods off the truck and into storage. [...]

Help fill the plates of every hungry person

Help Fill the Plates of Every Hungry Person

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Hunger doesn’t take a summer vacation and, from May 2-8, 2015, Food Banks Canada is calling on Canadians to help fill the plates of every hungry person this summer.

Statistics reveal that more than 918,000 Canadians will access a food bank this summer, 37% of those users being children.

As many as one in seven Canadian children go to school hungry. Last year The Salvation Army provided more than 100,000 meals to children through its school feeding programs.

“Sometimes there is nothing in [...]