Salvation Army Programs Helped Newcomers Adjust

Posted on 25th May 2016, by Alberta
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  […]

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

Posted on 13th May 2016, by
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  […]
The Salvation Army Raises Over $500,000 for Alberta Fire Response
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  […]

Salvation Army Responds To Fort McMurray Fire

Posted on 4th May 2016, by Alberta
Community Response Vehicle
The Salvation Army is deploying two Community Response Units to assist with feeding 800 first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire response efforts. Two additional response units are preparing to arrive in the area in the next 24 hours. All Salvation Army Officers and staff in Fort McMurray were safely evacuated to several different  […]

Hope And Help During The Hard Times

Posted on 27th April 2016, by Alberta
"Things can get so much worse than you ever believe," says Colette as she describe the time when her spouse lost his job and they lost their home. Colette and her family turned to The Salvation Army during that tough time in their lives and were given hope and help.

Play Café Is A Lifesaver For Parents

Posted on 21st April 2016, by Alberta
Giggles and the patter of running feet can be heard as soon as you enter the doors to Berkshire Citadel in Calgary. Play Café is well underway as parents and toddlers make playdough structures, experiment with glitter, and mingle with one another. “I really look forward to coming, I actually structure my week around it,”  […]

Giving The Gift Of Time

Posted on 15th April 2016, by Alberta
“Being a volunteer makes me feel like I can contribute to the community and help people,” says Brenda. “There is always somebody out there that needs help.” Brenda started her volunteer journey with The Salvation Army six years ago and has become a regular. You will often find her volunteering at the Centre of Hope  […]

Salvation Army Celebrates Volunteers

Posted on 12th April 2016, by Alberta
Every Monday night, Candace Neumann serves up food to some of society’s most vulnerable people at The Salvation Army’s hot meal program in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Candace is just one of 140,000 volunteers who help The Salvation Army. During National Volunteer Week, from April 10 to 16, we want to take time to celebrate their  […]

Helping Oil Field Families Through the Downturn

Posted on 8th April 2016, by Alberta
Southern Alberta
The area around Brooks, Alberta has been hit hard by the downturn in the oil and gas industry. Many oil field workers are unemployed or have had their hours cut back significantly. Employment Insurance benefits have run out for many or they didn’t qualify to begin with because they were self-employed contractors. Families are running  […]