Alberta & Northern Territories Division

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Fort McMurray Information Centre, Salvation Army volunteers

Salvation Army Stationed At Info Centres In Fort McMurray

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As residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta have begun re-entering their city after the wildfire forced them to evacuate, The Salvation Army is there to help welcome them back. Sixty Salvation Army volunteers from across Alberta were on hand to help set up welcome stations at the seven re-entry Information Centres around the city. Volunteers offered fresh coffee, snacks, and fruit for anyone who came by. They were greeted with a smile, a friendly “welcome back!” and an opportunity to chat […]

Gladys

Salvation Army Programs Helped Newcomers Adjust

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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 of our belongings behind. We had no family or friends in Calgary and had to learn how to embrace a new culture. I had a lot […]

Community Response Vehicle

Salvation Army Responds To Fort McMurray Fire

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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 locations yesterday. There is no information on the status of Salvation Army properties in Fort McMurray.

A Disaster Response Team has been established at the Alberta & […]

volunteers

Salvation Army Celebrates Volunteers

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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 contributions and thank them for their support.

“Every day, Salvation Army volunteers contribute their time and skills to improve the well-being of marginalized people,” says Major Murray […]

Coldest Night of the YEar Fundraiser in Yellowknife

Yellowknife Coldest Night Fundraiser Raised Over $21,000

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The Coldest Night of the Year walking fundraiser in Yellowknife raised over $21,000 toward renovating the kitchen at the Men’s Emergency Shelter.

“This is the third year that we were part of The Coldest Night of the Year event that happens in communities across Canada,” said Lt. Dusty Sauder, Executive Director of the NWT Resource Centre. “It was great to see people from the community come out and participate and raise money to support the shelter.”

The Salvation Army’s Men’s […]

Family Day community meal and volunteer appreciation event.

Community Comes Together For Family Day Meal In Peace River

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The Salvation Army Peace River Community Church brought together over 160 volunteers, clients, staff, and members of the community on Family Day for their annual Volunteer Appreciation and Community Meal.

“It is so humbling bringing the whole community together and having a whole mix of people sit and talk together,” Lieutenant Peck Ee Wong said. “Some are well off, some have recently lost their jobs, and our Catholic sisters and local Baptist minister were also here. There were no spectators, everyone […]

5 Loaves 2 Fish food sharing program

Food Sharing Program In Calgary Helps Stretch Food Dollars

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On the first Monday of each month, Carolyn Jonsson, Manager for Adult Education at Community Services Calgary, heads to the wholesaler to do some grocery shopping. Carolyn isn’t shopping for herself or her own family, she is shopping for 30-50 people who have signed up for the 5 Loaves & 2 Fish program at the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre.

5 Loaves & 2 Fish is a food-sharing program that allows individuals and families to enjoy the financial benefits of bulk-buying. […]

Divisional COmmander, Major Ron Cartmell

A Letter Of Thanks From Our Divisional Commander

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The gifts have been opened, the table has been cleared and for some it comes with a sigh of contentment and for those who have been caught up in the busyness of the season, it is a well- deserved sigh of relief that it is over. For more people than we like to think about there is a sigh of despair as the next year is contemplated.

Retail sales are up and UPS gave late delivery because they grossly underestimated the […]

Thanksgiving dinner at Peace River Salvation Army.

Giving Thanks

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Salvation Army centres across the Alberta & Northern Territories Division served traditional Thanksgiving dinners to residents, clients, and guests this weekend with the help of volunteers and staff. Dinners were held in Red Deer, Yellowknife, Peace River, the Addictions and Residential Centre in Edmonton, and the Agape Hospice, Centre of Hope, Women’s residence, and Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Calgary.

“It’s more than just a meal,” says Peace River Corps Officer Lt. Peck-Ee Wong. “They come for the fellowship and […]