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 […]
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“When my family and I immigrated to Calgary from Ukraine in 2010 I had limited English language skills, couldn’t hold a conversation and knew little about everyday life in Canada,” says Julia. “In 2015, a friend told me about The Salvation Army’s Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre, a place where I could improve my English, meet new friends and explore Canadian culture and tradition. My life is so different now.”
The Family Resource Centre offers a variety of programs that include […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]