Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Gladys

Salvation Army Programs Helped Newcomers Adjust

05
.25

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 […]

Fort McMurray fire response

Generous Canadians Donate Over $785,000 For Salvation Army Fire Response

05
.18

The past few weeks have been a stressful time for so many people affected by the Fort McMurray fire evacuation. We wanted to let you know the latest on our response, and our current fundraising total to date.

This week, the Edmonton and Fort McMurray Salvation Army Community Response Units (CRUs) are stationed at the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) in Fort McMurray with five Emergency & Disaster Services trained volunteers serving food, water, and snacks to first responders, and […]

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The Salvation Army Raises Over $650,000 for Alberta Fire Response

05
.13

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 […]

The Salvation Army Raises Over $500,000 for Alberta Fire Response

The Salvation Army Raises Over $500,000 for Alberta Fire Response

05
.10

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 […]