Soup is Just the Beginning at Edmonton’s ARC

Posted on 29th September 2015, by Alberta
“How are you today? Welcome to The Salvation Army!” Chaplain Peter Mitchell’s voice rings loud over the din in the small dining room at The Salvation Army Addictions and Residential Centre (ARC) in Edmonton. Peter welcomes each person in line at the weekly free soup lunch, aiming to make a connection with each one. Many  […]

A Day at Pine Lake Camp

Posted on 4th August 2015, by Alberta
Pine Lake Camp, wall climbers
It's 7:45 am, rise and shine campers! Okay, so those of us on the PR team were not at Pine Lake Camp that early but we did arrive just as bible study was finishing up and “options” was starting. Options happens twice a day as the kids are divided into groups to participate in climbing, low  […]

Merry Christmas to All in Fort McMurray

Posted on 24th July 2015, by Alberta
Santa hats, Christmas trees, and holiday decorations in July? The Salvation Army of Fort McMurray kicked off a unique week of fundraising and public awareness with Melissa Blake, Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, officially proclaiming July 13-19, 2015 “Christmas in July.” Events throughout the week included barbecues, a lunch and bake sale,  […]

Thrift Store Customers Donate $11K to Pine Lake Camp

Posted on 20th July 2015, by Alberta
During the month of May, Thrift Store customers across Alberta donated over $11K to help send kids to The Salvation Army Pine Lake Camp. For families struggling to make ends meet, the cost of summer camps is something they just can’t afford. Donations like this make camp a reality for many children who would not otherwise  […]

Meeting Basic Needs With Food Programs

Posted on 7th April 2015, by Alberta
Offering food programs has been part of The Salvation Army’s services since it was founded in London, England in 1865 by William Booth, who established the Army with his belief in Soup, Soap, and Salvation. He believed that by meeting people’s basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter, only then would people be able to  […]