Tillsley HIgh River
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  […]
Salvation Army
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  […]
Robin Agape
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  […]
Alberta Floods
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  […]

Updated Salvation Army Flood Relief Efforts in Alberta

Posted on 2nd July 2013, by Alberta
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)  […]

Alberta Flood Relief Effort Updates

Posted on 27th June 2013, by Alberta
Thrift Store
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.  […]

Flooding in Southern Alberta Affecting Thousands

Posted on 21st June 2013, by Alberta
COH Flooding
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  […]
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  […]

Calgary Soup For The Soul Event Battles Hunger

Posted on 6th June 2013, by Alberta
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  […]
Forest Lawn
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  […]