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Salvation Army in the News

Every year, The Salvation Army in Canada helps over 1.8 million people. The following are snapshots from media sources of The Salvation Army at work during the week of October 20.

Vernon, B.C.

For people with limited incomes, it can be challenging to put fruit and vegetables on the plate. The Salvation Army is grateful to the Vernon Farmers Market for 19,000 pounds of fresh produce to ensure people in need have a nutritious diet.

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Barrie, Ont.

The Salvation Army’s annual […]

Salvation Army in the News

In Canada, The Salvation Army is present in 400 communities. The following are snapshots from media sources of The Salvation Army during the week of September 29.

Regina, Sask.

As Saskatchewan’s population grows and the holiday season approaches, the city’s charitable groups such as The Salvation Army are working to combat growing poverty rates.

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Midland, Ont.

Salvation Army volunteer is the first person from this area to receive Canada’s highest award for volunteerism.

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Vernon, B.C.

Save-On-Foods manager spent […]

Broken — But Not Beyond Repair

Nikki’s grandfather was supposed to protect her from harm. Instead, he drugged and sexually assaulted her. At age 24 this was a trauma hard to overcome and lingering consequences left Nikki broken and almost beyond repair.

“Facing the reality that my grandfather did this to me was devastating,” says 31-year-old Nikki. “In the heat of my pain and distress I turned to OxyContin, a dangerous and highly addictive drug.”

Tormented by shock, rage and disbelief, Nikki’s emotional suffering drove her to a […]

Kettles Need More Cash to Keep Families Fed

BARRIE – As parents struggle to feed their families on minimum wage, part-time work, the Salvation Army needs to raise even more with its Christmas kettles, says Major Byron Kean.

“In 2011, we provided 78,300 meals. At the end of October this year, we provided 78,600 meals, and we’re on pace to provide over 92,000 meals this year. There are more families that we are helping on a more regular basis,” Kean told The Advance.

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