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Wood Automotive Group Donates $100,000 To Calgary Kettles

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The Salvation Army Calgary Christmas Kettle Campaign received a major boost last week when Wood Automotive Group pledged to donate $100,000 by making a donation for every vehicle sold at their dealerships throughout December. Participating dealers are Woodridge Ford Lincoln, Advantage Ford, Big 4 Motors, Village Honda, Driverz Auto, Okotoks Ford Lincoln, Cavalcade Auto Acceptance, and All Makes Collision and Repair.

“A lot of people in our community are hurting right now and The Salvation Army offers help, hope, and a […]

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Community Christmas Dinner More Than Just A Meal

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Every December, The Salvation Army’s Addictions and Residential Centre (ARC) in Edmonton holds a free Christmas dinner open to anyone in the community. The number of people who attend varies each year depending on weather and economic situations, and this year, 354 people enjoyed a traditional Christmas turkey dinner, served by 35 volunteers.

The Salvation Army sees people from all walks of life come through their doors, and this dinner was no exception. The homeless, the working poor, families with children, […]

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Christmas Programs Brings Hope To Families

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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 Army, Doreen remembers the heartbreak she felt when she told her then 9-year-old son they couldn’t afford to celebrate Christmas one year.

"I told […]

L to R: Gerry Wood from Wood Automotive Group, Platinum Sponsor, Majors Ron and Toni Cartmell, Divisional Commanders, Marie McDonald, guest speaker Joe Roberts, and Darrel Janz, our emcee.

Skid Row CEO Shares Inspirational Story at Luncheon

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Calgary’s Christmas Kettle Campaign kicked off at the Hope in the City luncheon on November 26 with an inspirational message from Mr. Joe Roberts, the Skid Row CEO. Mr. Roberts described his childhood and family life as something out of a TV-sitcom until his father died suddenly when he was eight years old. Struggling to cope with his father’s death and his mother’s remarriage, Joe turned to drugs for the first time at age nine. This began a 15 year […]

Emcee Bruce Bowie, guest speaker Cam Tait, and Captain Pam Goodyear.

Hope In The City Event Launches Kettle Campaign In Edmonton

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The Salvation Army in Edmonton officially launched its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign on November 18 at The Hope in the City Luncheon that raised just under $98,000 towards their 2015 goal of $550,000. Guest speaker Cam Tait, veteran journalist, author and comedian kept the audience of 290 captivated with his remarkable story of how hope helped him overcome his physical limitations stemming from cerebral palsy. His inspirational address brought the crowd to its feet in a standing ovation.  

The money raised […]

The Salvation Army reaches out at Edmonton's 15ht Homeless Connect Event

Salvation Army Reaches Out At 15th Homeless Connect Event

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Edmonton’s homeless and at-risk residents came out Sunday October 25, for the 15th Homeless Connect at the Shaw Conference Centre. With an increasing number of attendees every year, this bi-annual event has become the epicenter for connecting social services with Edmonton’s most vulnerable residents. Over 2,100 guests came through the doors exceeding the estimated 1,700 attendees.

The Salvation Army Community and Family Services (CFS), Addictions and Residential Centre (ARC), and Crossroads Community Church joined more than 60 different services and 300 […]

Thanksgiving dinner at Peace River Salvation Army.

Giving Thanks

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Salvation Army centres across the Alberta & Northern Territories Division served traditional Thanksgiving dinners to residents, clients, and guests this weekend with the help of volunteers and staff. Dinners were held in Red Deer, Yellowknife, Peace River, the Addictions and Residential Centre in Edmonton, and the Agape Hospice, Centre of Hope, Women’s residence, and Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Calgary.

“It’s more than just a meal,” says Peace River Corps Officer Lt. Peck-Ee Wong. “They come for the fellowship and […]

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Back-to-School Is Easier With The Right Tools

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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 Centre hosted a “Back to School Fair” on August 7 to kick off the distribution of over 1200 back packs to students across the […]

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Drumheller Stuff-the-Bus Food Drive Restocks Shelves

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The 6th Annual Drumheller “Stuff the Bus” event took place on August 27 and brought in 2332 lbs of food and $4003.35 for the local Salvation Army Food Bank. Community member Shannon Wade recognized that this is traditionally a time of the year when supplies run low and she has become a driving force behind “Stuff the Bus” to help restock the food bank shelves.

“With the downturn in the economy this year, our shelves our very bare and very empty,” […]

Mom Sofia with her son at our Moms & Tots camp at Pine Lake.

Soul Food at Moms & Tots Camp

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Fifteen Alberta mothers and their combined 28 children were at The Salvation Army's Pine Lake Camp last week for this year's edition of Moms & Tots Camp, themed Soul Food: nutrition for the body, mind, and spirit. "This week gives families, who may not otherwise get a vacation, time to step away from the rigors of everyday life to spend some quality time together and try new things," stated Karen Livick, Executive Director of Community Services Calgary and leader of […]