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  […]

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,  […]

Salvation Army Employment Centre Opens in Edmonton

Posted on 7th November 2016, by Alberta
Edmontonians who struggle with chronic unemployment have a new service to help them find work. The Salvation Army FUTURES Employment Centre, located at 9611 102 Avenue NW, officially opened its doors on November 3. The space includes two stations with “well-seasoned” computers, work spaces, job boards, and stations for more computers as the funds become  […]

Feed My Lambs Breakfast Program Gives Students a Good Start

Posted on 17th October 2016, by Alberta
Feed My Lambs breakfast program in St. Albert, Alberta
One breakfast at a time, The Salvation Army is making sure elementary students are getting the best possible start to their day. "Feed My Lambs" is a new school breakfast program in St. Albert, a small city northwest of Edmonton, for any children who missed out on breakfast. The breakfast bags are delivered to 14 elementary schools from  […]

Salvation Army Yellowknife Shelter Prepares for Winter

Posted on 6th October 2016, by Alberta
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With the chill of winter now in the air, Salvation Army shelters across the Alberta & Northern Territories Division are preparing for increased demand for their beds. “As the outdoor temperatures go down, the need and demand for shelter beds goes up,” says Captain Mark Stanley, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development. “In the  […]
Often when times are tough, we see the best come out in our communities and Grande Prairie, Alberta is no exception. This September marked the 20th anniversary of local Rotary clubs holding a large-scale food drive for The Salvation Army, and the community support was tremendous. The official kick-off on September 8 saw 32 local  […]