Fort McMurray wildfire 2016
It has been one year since the wildfire called ‘The Beast’ raged through Fort McMurray burning 5,000 square kilometres, destroying 2,400 structures, and leaving thousands homeless. Much has changed in Fort McMurray since the entire city was evacuated. Roughly 15,000 people have not returned to the community and for those who have returned, the psychological  […]

One Amazing Christmas Kettle Shift

Posted on 29th November 2016, by Alberta
Christmas Kettle Campaign
Cathie Hays admits she wasn’t expecting much that day when she showed up for her shift at The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle inside a suburban mall. She had been a kettle volunteer for about five years and she knew that this particular location wasn’t one of the busiest. She resigned herself to a slow few  […]

Kettle Campaigner: Making a Difference

Posted on 21st November 2016, by Alberta
By her own admission, Jacci Bibeau is one fussy volunteer. “I do a lot of research before I do anything. I have to know it’s making a difference and that the money goes where it’s supposed to go." The Salvation Army passed Bibeau’s scrutiny with flying colours, but that’s not the only factor that keeps  […]

Calgary Stampeders Help Distribute Donated Coats

Posted on 9th November 2016, by Alberta
Calgary coat distribution day
Calgary Stampeders fan favourites Brandon Smith and Drew Tate were kept busy at The Salvation Army Coat Drive Distribution Day on November 8. The two acted as personal shoppers by helping families pick out coats and other necessities to get them through the cold winter. Mittens, scarves, hats, and even pajamas were also available for  […]

Kettle Volunteers Make Year-Round Programs Possible

Posted on 27th January 2015, by Alberta
Kettle volunteer appreciation
Edmonton’s 2014 Christmas Kettle Campaign saw well over 300 volunteers ring the bells at 42 kettle locations across the city, bringing in $520,000 for The Salvation Army’s Community & Family Services (CFS)! Even though we did not reach our $545,000 goal this year, we will still be able to provide year-round programs and services at  […]

Easing Burdens at Christmas a Priority

Posted on 31st December 2014, by Alberta
Community & Family Services Gift Room
What do parents do when they aren’t able to put food on the table, or provide presents at Christmas? Hundreds of Edmontonians faced this burden over the Christmas season, but our Community & Family Services were able to help, thanks to your generosity. Through services such as our Gift Room, where parents can choose gifts  […]