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Drop-in Centre Meets Needs of Local Youth

There are no barriers to entry. No registration fee. No discrimination. For the past year, The Salvation Army Pembroke Community Church has been home to community youth ages 12 to 18 who come together to hang out, meet new friends and have fun in a safe and healthy environment.

In 2011, after moving around to different locations for more than three years, The Pembroke Grind Youth Centre found a permanent home at The Salvation Army. Weekly programs provide recreation, tutoring, mentoring […]

Caring Enough to Give

Every year, The Salvation Army fills a need at Christmas. But they can’t do it alone

The three of them were like all the other kids on their street. They couldn’t wait for Christmas and everything that special day entailed. Their tree was decorated. The houses on their street were lit up cheerfully. School was over and all that was left was for Christmas Eve to hurry up and arrive.

It had been a difficult year. Their mom had lost her job. […]

Food Bank Supplies Dwindle

The Salvation Army in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, says the shelves of the local food bank are starting to look a little bare as the stocks from Christmas dwindle. Items they are in need of include one litre juice boxes, canned fruit and canned pasta.

“We are always accepting donations, people don’t necessarily have to wait for a food drive,” says Lieut. Peter Robinson of The Salvation Army. “They can certainly come down to The Salvation Army and they can drop […]

Junk Dumping Robs from the Needy

It happens most nights. Individuals are unloading their unwanted junk at many Salvation Army thrift stores. These stores have become dumping sites for household garbage or other items that should be taken to landfill sites.

The Salvation Army originated the concept of the thrift store and opened its first store more than 100 years ago. Profits from the stores are used to help fund some of the Army’s programs.

When items such as old refrigerators, boxes of broken dishes or […]