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Residential Care Worker Denard Miller, and Chaplain Peter Mitchell serving at Edmonton's ARC soup kitchen

Soup is Just the Beginning at Edmonton’s ARC


“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 are homeless, carrying their possessions in garbage bags, while others are just needing a hot meal. On this day, 53 people show up and it’s […]

Pine Lake Camp, wall climbers

A Day at Pine Lake Camp


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 ropes, arts and crafts, mini golf, or canoeing. So that is where we joined in.

We got to talk to a number of kids. […]


Merry Christmas to All in Fort McMurray


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, a volunteer appreciation evening, Christmas Kettle collections at retail locations, and a traditional Christmas dinner with silent and live auction. The celebrations raised $41,575 for […]

L to R: Capt. Ian Gillingham, Assistant Program Director Katelyn Bladen, Program Director Jason Wombold, Trudy Neveu, Leduc Thrift Store Manager, and Lorelei Gettle, District Manager.

Thrift Store Customers Donate $11K to Pine Lake Camp


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 get to go.

 “We would like to thank all of the Thrift Store customers who contributed to this donation,” said Captain Ian Gillingham, Divisional Youth Secretary. […]

Terry and Melissa from the Food Services team at Edmonton's ARC.

Meeting Basic Needs With Food Programs


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 accept salvation. This belief carried on throughout The Salvation Army’s history, from the lassies serving doughnuts on the front lines in WWI, to the mobile […]