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  […]
Bruce Bowie wins teh AFP National Philanthropy Award in Edmonton for his years of service at The Salvation Army
Always a voice of compassion and advocacy for the marginalized, well-known Edmonton radio personality Bruce Bowie has been on The Salvation Army’s Advisory Board for 18 years. He’s a dedicated volunteer and an always engaging host at the many events he has emceed for the Army over the years. This year, The Salvation Army was  […]

Rex Murphy and $200,000 Kick-Off Calgary Kettle Campaign

Posted on 22nd November 2016, by Alberta
Photo courtesy Lyle Aspinall/Postmedia
Political commentator and media personality Rex Murphy captivated the audience of 600 people at the Hope in the City Luncheon in Calgary. The event kicked off the 2016 Christmas Kettle Campaign, which aims to raise one million dollars. Murphy’s address spoke to The Salvation Army’s persistent, though often quiet, response to need in society. “Spirit  […]

Kettle Campaigner: Making a Difference

Posted on 21st November 2016, by Alberta
By her own admission, Jacci Bibeau is one fussy volunteer. “I do a lot of research before I do anything. I have to know it’s making a difference and that the money goes where it’s supposed to go." The Salvation Army passed Bibeau’s scrutiny with flying colours, but that’s not the only factor that keeps  […]

Volunteer at a Kettle and Help Bring Hope This Christmas

Posted on 14th November 2016, by Alberta
Kettle volunteer
Can you spare a few hours to ring the bells at a Kettle this Christmas season? Our Kettles are open for donations only if we have a volunteer available, and thousands of Kettle volunteer hours are needed to help reach our goals. The money raised stays local and supports our year-round programs and services, such as food hampers, toys,  […]

Calgary Stampeders Help Distribute Donated Coats

Posted on 9th November 2016, by Alberta
Calgary coat distribution day
Calgary Stampeders fan favourites Brandon Smith and Drew Tate were kept busy at The Salvation Army Coat Drive Distribution Day on November 8. The two acted as personal shoppers by helping families pick out coats and other necessities to get them through the cold winter. Mittens, scarves, hats, and even pajamas were also available for  […]