Alberta & Northern Territories Division

New volunter gains experience and fulfillment at The Salvation Army

Student Gains Experience and Fulfillment by Volunteering

01
.20

Months into her volunteer experience with The Salvation Army, Camille Cunningham still has a hard time wrapping her head around the scope of the organization she has joined.

“I didn’t realize it has such a long, rich history. As well, the huge range of programs, and not only just to combat homelessness, but feeding families and working with children and vulnerable persons of every shape, kind, and color all over the world. I didn’t realize it was such a huge organization. […]

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Kettle Campaign Raises $3.3 Million in Alberta & Northern Territories Division

01
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The red kettles have been put away for another year and the final tally has been made. The 2016 Kettle Campaign exceeded its goal by over $100,000 and raised over $3.3 million! The campaign operated in 15 communities across the Alberta & Northern Territories Division, and involved thousands of volunteer bell ringers at hundreds of retail kettle locations during the six weeks leading up to Christmas.

“It has been a tough year economically for many Alberta families,” says Captain W. Mark Stanley, […]

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Fort McMurray Wildfire Prompts Increased Need for Help this Christmas

12
.22

This Christmas, families and individuals in Fort McMurray who were affected by the wildfire in May are starting from scratch and The Salvation Army is offering practical support to help.  

“I can go to my storage containers and pull out my winter coat, boots, Christmas tree, and decorations,” says Major Marina Jennings of The Salvation Army. “But those who have lost everything can’t do that.”

The wildfire forced all 90,000 Fort McMurray residents to evacuate the area and destroyed 2,400 homes […]

Christmas hampers are distributed by air in Canada's northern communities

Christmas Hampers Get Special Air Delivery in Canada’s North

12
.19

It has all the ingredients of a classic Christmas tale: a busy workshop, dozens of helpers, and seasonal gifts that fall from the sky. But if you were expecting what follows to include a red suit, elves, and reindeer – you’re in for a surprise.

“I wonder if people really know how truly far we are from the North Pole,” laughs Lt. Laurie Sauder. Although Yellowknife is “north” by the standards of most Canadians, a web search reveals that the geographic north […]