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Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre Grand Opening in Calgary

The long anticipated cutting of the red ribbon brought a roar of cheers from a large crowd gathered for the grand opening of the new Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Calgary. On Monday, October 7, 2013, Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, and Eliza Mitchell from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation were joined by Salvation Army staff to celebrate the opening and dedication. The building, formally known as The Salvation Army Children’s Village, has just undergone a major renovation […]

The Salvation Army Sends Team to Assist During Fort McMurray Re-Entry

Edmonton, May 31, 2016 The Salvation Army is deploying a team of over 45 people to Fort McMurray to assist during the re-entry of residents this week. The teams will be present at three of the welcome centres that have been set up in the city to offer hydration, snacks and emotional care to evacuees as they return. In addition, The Salvation Army will operate the Sally Ann Café at the Fort McMurray Corps (125 Elmore Drive). The Café […]

The Salvation Army Raises Over $650,000 for Alberta Fire Response

Edmonton, May 13, 2016 The Salvation Army has now raised $651,524 for the Alberta fire response efforts. While The Salvation Army is still serving food to some of the first responders, we are experiencing increased demand for our assistance from Fort McMurray evacuees across the province. Our community and social service programs are distributing food, clothing and other items to help people with immediate and pressing needs. If people require assistance, The Salvation Army is available to help based […]

The Salvation Army Raises Over $500,000 for Alberta Fire Response

Edmonton, May 10, 2016 The Salvation Army is grateful for our donors who have contributed $525,917 towards the Alberta fire response efforts. The Salvation Army’s community response vehicles continue to serve over 2,000 meals a day to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire efforts.

The Salvation Army is also supporting evacuees who have relocated to other areas of the province. Our community and social service programs are distributing food, clothing and other items to help people with immediate […]

The Salvation Army Serving 2,000 Meals a Day to First Responders in Fort McMurray

The Salvation Army’s community response vehicles are serving 2,000 meals a day to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire efforts. In addition to distributing food, water and hygiene kits, we are also providing emotional and spiritual care – a listening ear – to those tasked with combating the fire and ensuring public safety. 

The Salvation Army is also supporting evacuees who have relocated to other areas of the province. Our community and social service programs are distributing food, clothing […]

The Salvation Army Continues to Provide Support in Alberta to First Responders and Evacuees

Edmonton, May 7, 2016 The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services continues to provide support to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire response efforts. The Salvation Army has four Community Response Units in the field that are feeding hundreds of first responders.

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Our thrift stores in Alberta are giving out five sets of clothing to people from Fort McMurray. If people from Fort McMurray are in need of clothing, they can turn to The Salvation Army for help […]

Alberta Fire Response Update #1

The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services is providing support to first responders and those impacted by the disaster. The Salvation Army has mobilized four Community Response Units to feed first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire response efforts.

At this time, the best way for the public to help with relief efforts is through monetary donations. Donations can be made at SalvationArmy.ca/albertafires or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. A $10 donation can also be made by texting FORTMAC to 45678

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Helping One Mom Start Over Again

Settling in Calgary brought many new challenges for Gladys and her family. Originally from Nigeria, they had immigrated to the UK, but with high unemployment and uncertainty, they decided to move to Canada to raise their little girl.

“Starting over again was hard,” says Gladys. “The high cost of shipping forced us to leave most of our belongings behind. We had no family or friends in Calgary and had to learn how to embrace a new culture. I had a lot […]

Unique Food Sharing Program Helps Vulnerable Stretch Food Dollars

On the first Monday of each month, Carolyn Jonsson, Manager for Adult Education at Community Services Calgary, heads to the wholesaler to do some grocery shopping. Carolyn isn’t shopping for herself or her own family, she is shopping for 30-50 people who have signed up for the 5 Loaves & 2 Fish program at the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre.

A food-sharing program, 5 Loaves & 2 Fish, allows individuals and families to enjoy the financial benefits of bulk-buying. People contribute […]