Fort McMurray Christmas
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  […]
Games night at the CRC in Medicine Hat
There were accusations of cheating. Followed by laughter. Shouts of victory. Yells of losses. More laughter. It was game night hubbub that was welcome to the ears of Ian Scott, Director of Medicine Hat’s newly opened Salvation Army Community Resource Centre (CRC). It came about at the hands of the city’s College of Nursing. Ian  […]

Stahl Peterbilt Celebrates 10th Toy Drive and 8,000 Toys

Posted on 12th December 2016, by Alberta
Stahl Peterbilt celebrates their 10th Toy Drive for The Salvation Army
There is something extra special about helping make Christmas happen for someone you don’t even know. This year, Stahl Peterbilt, a heavy duty truck dealership in Edmonton, celebrates 10 years of doing just that with their annual toy drive, collecting 895 toys this year alone for The Salvation Army’s Christmas program. They’ve collected 8,000 toys  […]

Kettle Volunteer Loves the Stories

Posted on 5th December 2016, by Alberta
Brent's Kettle volunteering story
In 1998, Brent Smith moved to Marlborough in northeast Calgary. “I had a professional job, but money was still really tight,” he explains. “I couldn’t really give to the charities I supported, but I could donate my time.” Almost two decades later, Brent will continue to be a familiar face around The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles.  […]
Fort McMurray Fire Chief Darby Allen was the guest speaker at the Edmonton Hope in the City lunch on November 25.
“Just a guy doing his job…" is how Fire Chief Darby Allen from the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo described himself during the Fort McMurray wildfire this past spring. But as the world watched in awe at the incredible destruction, they got to know Chief Allen as the human face of the wildfire crisis, and witnessed his great courage  […]

One Amazing Christmas Kettle Shift

Posted on 29th November 2016, by Alberta
Christmas Kettle Campaign
Cathie Hays admits she wasn’t expecting much that day when she showed up for her shift at The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle inside a suburban mall. She had been a kettle volunteer for about five years and she knew that this particular location wasn’t one of the busiest. She resigned herself to a slow few  […]