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June 20, 2014, marks one year since Canadians watched helplessly as powerful, high flood waters unleashed destruction on Calgary and much of southern Alberta, leaving more than a dozen towns declaring a state of emergency.
Today, residents are still picking up the pieces of their lives and are, understandably, on edge when a lot of rain is forecasted and the snow pack in the mountains is deep.
“I’m anxious every time it rains,” says Kathleen, a resident of High River who was [...]
Update November 15: With the mass transport of relief supplies to the typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban still proving very difficult, The Salvation Army in The Philippines is working on alternative methods to get help to the thousands of people who are in desperate need.
Teams of Salvation Army volunteers are providing life-saving items such as bottled water, biscuits, bananas and bread for people who have been evacuated to Cebu and Manila from Tacloban. The initial outlay will provide food and water [...]
The Ottawa Sun sat down with Michael Maidment days into his new role heading the Ottawa Food Bank.
Q. What has surprised you in your first week?
A. Going into the warehouse and seeing 21,000 square feet of food and starting to appreciate and understand, looking at those boxes, what that really means to nearly 50,000 families who receive help from the Ottawa Food Bank every month. It was an aha moment.
Q. We reported in June that food bank use is [...]
November 20 – A team of 12 Canadians, consisting of trained officers/pastors, employees and volunteers from across Canada, are providing relief to the American Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Teams, who have worked tirelessly in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, so they can celebrate the American Thanksgiving.
“It’s clear that Hurricane Sandy was, and continues to be, a major storm impacting millions of people,” said Major George Hood, National Community Relations Secretary for The Salvation Army in the United States. “Residents [...]
Oakville, ON. People’s lives change when they’re treated with dignity.
On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, BioPed clinicians and staff across Canada will open their hearts and their hands to children and adults in need of footwear and socks. Through the company’s goodytwoshoes foundation, more than 100 professionals donate their time and expertise to improve the quality of life for the less fortunate.
Says Robin Schleien, President and CEO of BioPed Franchising Inc., “Our partnership with The Salvation Army and independent [...]
The Salvation Army is providing aid to people affected by tornadoes in the U.S. At least 39 people have been killed and many hundreds were forced from their homes. The tornado season has started unusually early this year, with more tornadoes reported on 29 February and 1 March than are normally seen in the whole of March. Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams are on standby to respond to severe weather and tornado watches and warnings that are [...]
Collingwood – It’s dusty and cold right now, but in a couple of weeks, it will be a storehouse of Christmas dreams — and hope.
Last week, local developer Larry Dunn handed over the keys for 10,000 square feet of warehouse space to Capt. Mark Crabb of The Salvation Army.
The space will be used to store donations for the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Hamper program — and it’s a far cry from the 1,100 square foot community room at the Salvation [...]
On Saturday, October 22nd, for the third year in a row, The Salvation Army Recycling Terminal in Oakville helped to facilitate the preparation of transitional housing kits for clients at Gateway Men’s Shelter in downtown Toronto.
A team of 20 people, including Salvation Army NRO employees Derek Gamelin and Bill May along with volunteers and staff from Gateway and Hockey Helps the Homeless, were at the Terminal to build kits designed to help Gateway clients transition into their first new home [...]
At six months of age he was abandoned. Now 70, Murray Bevan, with the help of The Salvation Army, is finding ways to embrace and give hope to elderly members of society who, at times, also feel abandoned, overlooked and undervalued.