Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Posts Tagged: volunteers

Capt. Isobel Lippers, Lethbridge Corps Officer

Lethbridge’s Emergency Disaster Services Team

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The first time that the team of Salvation Army volunteers from Lethbridge’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program took their brand new community response vehicle out, it was so new that the city’s health inspector had to certify the truck while the team was serving food for the very first time. A grass fire had erupted along the edge of the city and the team had mobilized to provide food for the city’s first responders. Since then, the EDS program in […]

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Student Gains Experience and Fulfillment by Volunteering

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Months into her volunteer experience with The Salvation Army, Camille Cunningham still has a hard time wrapping her head around the scope of the organization she has joined.

“I didn’t realize it has such a long, rich history. As well, the huge range of programs, and not only just to combat homelessness, but feeding families and working with children and vulnerable persons of every shape, kind, and color all over the world. I didn’t realize it was such a huge organization. […]

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Kettle Campaign Raises $3.3 Million in Alberta & Northern Territories Division

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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 kettle locations during the six weeks leading up to Christmas.

“It has been a tough year economically for many Alberta families,” says Captain W. Mark Stanley, […]

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Kettle Volunteer Transforms into Santa During Campaign

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“Lo and behold, I lucked out.” That’s how Gabe Bakos explains what followed after his wife, Linda, suggested that he volunteer at The Salvation Army Christmas Kettles.

Linda’s family had a long tradition within The Salvation Army church. When Gabe married her almost four years ago, he says he knew, as do most people, about the kettles and the shelter. But he admits he had no idea there was a church, let alone children’s camps, an international disaster response team, community […]

CIR Realty helps out at the Salvation Army's toy warehouse on December 6

CIR Realty Helps Kids in Need Have a Merry Christmas

12
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On Tuesday, December 6, The Salvation Army's toy warehouse was filled with laughter and good cheer from 60 volunteers from CIR Realty to help sort and pack toys donated to the Toy Angels campaign. The toys will be given to families in need to make sure there’s a toy under the tree on Christmas morning.

CIR Realty is a new partner to Toy Angels this year, and have sprung into action by collecting new, unwrapped toys at their offices and their open houses. Their help could not have […]

Sikh community partners with Salvation Army to provide a free community dinner

Salvation Army and Sikh Community Come Together to Feed the Hungry

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It began as an evening to share food; it ended with Medicine Hat’s Sikh community and The Salvation Army sharing their hearts and so much more.

The story has its roots in the 15th century with the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. When he was 12, his father gave him what was then a considerable sum of money: 20 rupees. He was told to start a business. Instead, he took the money and fed the poor in his community. He […]

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One Amazing Christmas Kettle Shift

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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 hours.

“I’m one of those people who always says God has His plan,” Cathie explains. “And I didn’t know The Salvation Army Band was coming in […]

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Kettle Campaigner: Making a Difference

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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 her at her station five days a week during the Christmas Kettle Campaign. “I enjoy it. I love talking to people. I heard some incredible stories […]

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Grande Prairie Food Drive Brings in 46 Tons of Food For Salvation Army

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Often when times are tough, we see the best come out in our communities and Grande Prairie, Alberta is no exception. This September marked the 20th anniversary of local Rotary clubs holding a large-scale food drive for The Salvation Army, and the community support was tremendous.

The official kick-off on September 8 saw 32 local business and individual sponsors, assisted by students from four school districts, raise $9,600 for the food drive! That total is up from last year's […]