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The Salvation Army Now at Work in 120 Countries Adding Nicaragua


The Salvation Army’s World Leader, General Shaw Clifton, has announced the official opening of The Salvation Army’s work in Nicaragua. On March 1, 2010, Nicaragua became the 120th country in which the Army is officially at work.

The Salvation Army is in good standing with the Nicaraguan authorities and prospects for the future development of its work are positive.

Salvation Army Response to Chile Earthquake: Update 5


Following Chile’s deadly earthquake and tsunami, and as strong aftershocks provoke panic in the country, The Salvation Army continues to provide help in the following ways:

  • More than 15,000 persons have received rations of food.
  • The Salvation Army is helping with the clearing of debris.
  • The Salvation Army is distributing baskets that include food, water, hygiene products and clothes to families sleeping outside because they no longer have homes.
  • A well was dug by The Salvation Army in Hualpen. Fresh water is being […]

No Permanent Address for Peter – Video


It’s about survival. Homeless youth are rarely on the streets by choice. They are typically there because of circumstances. Peter Lewis, 26, discovered that sleeping on the streets, in tents, emergency shelters or on friends’ couches was a solution to an unstable family situation.

Addiction Rehab and Spirituality: Can or should the two be separated?


A Winnipeg man who has struggled with alcoholism for decades has filed a complaint with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission because he can’t find a treatment program that doesn’t rely on religion or spirituality as part of the recovery process.

Rob Johnstone, who has filed the complaint, says the presence of spiritual elements in rehab programs exploits vulnerable addicts.

The Salvation Army is committed to excellence in working with individuals, families and communities whose health, relationships and social well-being have been […]

Haiti – Baby Girl Born in Salvation Army School Parking Lot


On March 8, outside The Salvation Army’s classroom doors, a miracle occurred in the midst of chaos.

A young pregnant woman in labour walked into The Salvation Army facility that houses the Army’s current school and clinic in Port-au-Prince. She had no time to make it to the nearest working hospital, 40 minutes away.

Staff member Dee Smith, a licensed emergency medical technician, quickly cleaned and cared for both mother and child. Within the hour a doctor was on the scene […]

Salvation Army Response to Chile Earthquake: Update 4


The Salvation Army in southern Chile has been officially recognized by the government and will continue to provide immediate and long-term assistance in assigned zones.

A Salvation Army church in Hualpencillo, near Concepcion (which suffered great devastation), is serving meals, and tents have been set up on the property to house those whose homes were washed away by the tsunami caused by the earthquake. A well dug more than five years ago on the property, to water the lawns and […]

W. Garfield Weston Foundation Partners with The Salvation Army to Improve Services for Women Who Struggle with Substance Abuse


On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, the W. Garfield Weston Foundation presented a donation of $1.5 million to The Salvation Army Homestead in Toronto, a residential recovery program for women who are struggling with substance abuse issues, for urgently needed building renovations.

The donation from the Foundation will provide much needed infrastructure renovations in the heating, plumbing and electrical systems, and the installation of an elevator will enable Homestead to support women with mobility restrictions.

“We greatly appreciate the generous support […]

Moncton doctor Haiti-bound on Behalf of The Salvation Army


It’s exactly eight weeks since a massive earthquake rocked Haiti Jan. 12, leaving an estimated 200,000 dead, a country in ruins, and untold injured and homeless.

As time has gone on, the world’s eyes have turned to new problems, but the crisis in the tiny Caribbean nation continues and Metro Monctonians are still finding ways to lend a hand. Li is heading to Haiti with the Salvation Army. He is a member of the Moncton congregation of the church.Read […]