Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Tillsley HIgh River

Chief Secretary and Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries Visit Flood Ravaged Alberta

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On Thursday, July 4th, Colonels Mark and Sharon Tillsley arrived in Calgary, Alberta to tour some of the areas that were hit by the flood waters.

The city of Calgary evacuated over 100,000 people due to flooding and suffered significant damage to the downtown core, there was growing concern that the 101st Calgary Stampede would not happen. However, countless volunteers and city workers worked tirelessly so that the city streets and the Stampede grounds would be ready.

The Tillsleys joined our Divisional Leaders, Majors Ron and […]

Salvation Army

Salvation Army Opens Disaster Assistance Centre In High River

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Alberta Flood Relief Update – July 15, 2013

To date, throughout the areas affected by flooding in southern Alberta, The Salvation Army has provided food and hydration to over 41,000 people. We have also provided emotional and spiritual care (ESC) and crisis intervention stress management support to more than 1500.

Words cannot adequately express our gratitude for the tremendous support that we have received. From the countless volunteers who have given of their time, the donors who have contributed so generously, to our own […]

Robin Agape

The Salvation Army Agapé Hospice Provides A Peaceful Ending

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Robin Shillington sits peacefully in his room at The Salvation Army Agapé Hospice in Calgary. He glances out his window, the soft morning light illuminates his face as he turns and smiles, “It’s this month that I’ve known my wife for fifty years, and we’ve been married for forty-eight.”

Recently Robin was faced with some tough decisions after finding out he was diagnosed with an incurable lung disease. He says he’s grateful that his daughter arranged for him to come to […]

Alberta Floods

Salvation Army Has Served 11,500 Meals In Southern Alberta

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Flood Relief Updates – July 8, 2013:

To date, throughout the areas affected by flooding in southern Alberta, The Salvation Army has served 11,500 meals and provided emotional and spiritual care (ESC) to more than 870 evacuees, residents, and responders.

Calgary – The Calgary Flood Emergency has officially ended and residents who are still displaced will be assisted through our Community Services office. The Centre of Hope has been reopened for a week and the restoration to the basement area continues, however we […]

CRU

Updated Salvation Army Flood Relief Efforts in Alberta

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Updates as of July 1, 2013:

Over the holiday weekend those involved in The Salvation Army Alberta Flood Relief efforts continued to serve our fellow Canadians just as Salvationists have for 131 years. We have served over 10,000 people with food, hydration and emotional & spiritual care.

Each day we now have 8 Community Response Units (CRUs) with crews, as well as emotional & spiritual care personnel in various areas of High River, Nanton and Blackie.

High River – We continue to provide food, hydration […]

Thrift Store

Alberta Flood Relief Effort Updates

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As of June 26, 2013:

Medicine Hat – We have been providing assistance to evacuees such as clothing, accommodations and emotional & spiritual care. We have been able to move our residents back into our shelter. We are awaiting confirmation on providing food, hydration and emotional & spiritual care at a number of additional sites as well.

Drumheller – We continue to provide hydration to evacuees and responders.

Calgary – The Centre of Hope sustained considerable water damage to the parking garage, basement food preparation […]

COH Flooding

Flooding in Southern Alberta Affecting Thousands

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Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development, Capt. Pam Goodyear, reports from the response area:

Our Thrift Store and Corps in High River have both flooded, as has our Thrift Store in Claresholm. Our Lethbridge Canteen is on site at the evacuation centre serving food, and around 700 people were fed yesterday between 4:00pm and 11:30pm at the Blackie evacuation centre.

Even though some of our buildings and services in the area are affected, we will continue to respond and provide emergency disaster services.

Monetary donations can […]

BBQ SM

Edmonton’s Golf Classic Trying To Raise A Million For The ARC

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We’d like to extend our gratitude to everyone who attended our 11th Annual Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classic on June 4, 2013. We raised over $262,000 that day, which is amazing!

The funds raised are going to a new building for our Addictions and Residential Centre (ARC) here in Edmonton. The current multi-program building was built in 1954, and provides 140 men with supportive living, 35 men with alcohol & drug treatment, 60 men and women with mental health issues […]

Hope

Calgary Soup For The Soul Event Battles Hunger

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The Salvation Army wishes to thank all those who joined us for lunch at Eau Claire Market in Calgary on Friday, May 31, 2013. This year’s Soup for the Soul event helped to raise awareness surrounding the battle against hunger. Unfortunately, the hunger issue is worsening; far too many Canadians are unable to feed themselves or their families. Our goal is to ensure that no one goes without the basic necessities in life. With your continued support, we can restore hope […]

Forest Lawn

Salvation Army Digging Up A New Future For Forest Lawn Mission

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Members of The Salvation Army, along with Calgary Alderman, Andre Chabot, gathered together to mark the beginning of a renovation for The Salvation Army Forest Lawn Mission. The Salvation Army church located at 3720 19 Avenue SE was opened in 1962 and needs updating. The major expansion will make the building wheelchair accessible and will include a brand new kitchen.

Captain Pam Goodyear, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development, says the renovations are long overdue, “We have a lot of […]