Kettle Volunteer Loves the Stories

Posted on 5th December 2016, by Alberta
Brent's Kettle volunteering story
In 1998, Brent Smith moved to Marlborough in northeast Calgary. “I had a professional job, but money was still really tight,” he explains. “I couldn’t really give to the charities I supported, but I could donate my time.” Almost two decades later, Brent will continue to be a familiar face around The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles.  […]

Rex Murphy and $200,000 Kick-Off Calgary Kettle Campaign

Posted on 22nd November 2016, by Alberta
Photo courtesy Lyle Aspinall/Postmedia
Political commentator and media personality Rex Murphy captivated the audience of 600 people at the Hope in the City Luncheon in Calgary. The event kicked off the 2016 Christmas Kettle Campaign, which aims to raise one million dollars. Murphy’s address spoke to The Salvation Army’s persistent, though often quiet, response to need in society. “Spirit  […]

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  […]

Volunteer at a Kettle and Help Bring Hope This Christmas

Posted on 14th November 2016, by Alberta
Kettle volunteer
Can you spare a few hours to ring the bells at a Kettle this Christmas season? Our Kettles are open for donations only if we have a volunteer available, and thousands of Kettle volunteer hours are needed to help reach our goals. The money raised stays local and supports our year-round programs and services, such as food hampers, toys,  […]

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.