Salvation Army receives water to distribute to first responders

Fort McMurray: After the Fire

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“As the community moves from response to re-entry to recovery and rebuilding, the local Salvation Army in Fort McMurray is beginning to consider and anticipate community needs,” says Captain Mark Stanley from The Salvation Army in Alberta.

As of July 4, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry classified the wildfire as under control, completely contained and will be extinguished. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people evacuated have returned to their homes. With this in mind, The Salvation Army has identified three key goals.

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    July 2015: Saskatchewan is Burning

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    Last July, with 110 active wildfires burning in Saskatchewan, The Salvation Army was on-site supporting various communities with food, clothing, emotional and spiritual support.

    Summer Camp Changes Lives

    Summer Camp Changes Lives

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    Parents want the best opportunities for their children, but for thousands of Canadians struggling to make ends meet, sending a child to summer camp is an extra expense they simply can’t afford.

    "There's no way I could afford to send my kids to camp," says Tricia. “Salvation Army summer camp has been a godsend.” Despite having full-time employment Trish’s income doesn’t allow for extras like camp.

    Every year, thousands of individuals and children from low-income families attend Salvation Army summer camps. From […]

    The Salvation Army Gave Him Hope

    The Salvation Army Gave Him Hope

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    How would you feel if suddenly you had no income? This was the devastating consequence for Take (pronounced Tochy) after a ski accident prevented him from working. “I never thought that something so unexpected would happen to me,” says Take. “Or that my life would change so drastically.”

    For years, Take lived his Canadian dream. An immigrant from Japan, he was a self-employed auto mechanic in Vancouver and enjoyed Canadian culture. Life was good. Then, in an instant, everything changed.

    “I 2012 […]