A Letter of Thanksgiving

Posted on 5th October 2017, by Alberta
A Letter of Thanksgiving
My name is Darren and I have been through a lot in my life, but this past year has been overly stressful. I’ve been struggling with many aspects of my life, from medical to financial to losing my job… I was always trying to find ways to make ends meet. Being a father of 3  […]

Practical Programs and Services Offered in Medicine Hat

Posted on 28th April 2017, by Alberta
Christmas Kettle Campaign
From hot meals, daycare options, thrift stores, and more, The Salvation Army in Medicine Hat offers practical programs and services to anyone in the community that needs them. To volunteer, donate, or receive more information about what we have to offer, please call 403-548-3247.
The red kettles have been put away for another year and the final tally has been made. The 2016 Kettle Campaign exceeded its goal by over $100,000 and raised over $3.3 million! The campaign operated in 15 communities across the Alberta & Northern Territories Division, and involved thousands of volunteer bell ringers at hundreds of retail  […]

Hope And Help During The Hard Times

Posted on 27th April 2016, by Alberta
"Things can get so much worse than you ever believe," says Colette as she describe the time when her spouse lost his job and they lost their home. Colette and her family turned to The Salvation Army during that tough time in their lives and were given hope and help.

Canon Ridge Launches New Community Programs

Posted on 24th March 2016, by Alberta
The Salvation Army's Canon Ridge in Edmonton
Over a hundred people came out to celebrate The Salvation Army Canon Ridge location’s grand re-opening this past Saturday. Blessed with great weather, everyone was able to enjoy a free barbecue while kids had the opportunity to take photos with Sally Ann, get their faces painted, make crafts, and take part in an Easter egg  […]

Free Tax Program Brings Relief For Low-Income Earners

Posted on 18th March 2016, by Alberta
CFS Tax Prep volunteer
Reg Kontz does not dread tax season as many do, he looks forward to it because it is his opportunity to give back to the community. Since retiring three years ago, Reg has been a volunteer with The Salvation Army’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Program in Edmonton where he assists with preparing tax returns and  […]

Woman Finds Meaning Volunteering While Homeless

Posted on 20th January 2016, by Alberta
Originally from Namibia, Hileni moved to Edmonton from Toronto in April 2015 in search of a better life. Things didn’t go her way right away, and Hileni found herself living in a women’s shelter downtown. While living there, she would often visit The Salvation Army’s nearby Community & Family Services for a hot meal. "One  […]

Christmas Programs Brings Hope To Families

Posted on 2nd December 2015, by Alberta
Growing up in foster care and battling addictions and mental illness as a teen, Doreen Chalifoux never experienced a real Christmas with her family. Now the single-parent of six has been able change that for her own children with the help of The Salvation Army. Before learning about the Christmas programs offered by The Salvation  […]

Back-to-School Is Easier With The Right Tools

Posted on 10th September 2015, by Alberta
Going back to school is an exciting time for kids, but can be stressful for parents struggling to pay for school fees and supplies. The Salvation Army is there to help by providing backpacks and/or school supplies to children through programs in Calgary, Edmonton, Peace River, and Wetaskiwin. In Calgary, the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource  […]

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,  […]