The Salvation Army in Canada

Salvation Army-run Home Heating Program Meets Critical Needs

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When temperatures plummet, many low-income families are forced to chose between buying groceries or paying for the energy bill. Since 1997 The Salvation Army-run Good Neighbours Energy Program in Nova Scotia has been helping individuals and families when they have nowhere else to turn.

Salvation Army Supports Proposed Changes to Disbursement Quota

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OTTAWA, March 5, 2010 – The proposed changes to the Disbursement Quota announced yesterday in the 2010 federal budget are widely supported by The Salvation Army. The removal of the quota will provide The Salvation Army; one of Canada’s largest charities, with increased flexibility in meeting the needs of Canadians during a time when more and more people are turning to charities for help.

“We are very pleased with this announcement” said Colonel Floyd Tidd, Chief Secretary of The Salvation Army. […]

Is Donor Fatigue Hurting the Chile Relief?

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The 8.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Chile comes on the heels of Haiti’s massive earthquake. Many Salvation Army centres report fewer phone calls are being received to support Chile’s tragedy, versus Haiti’s.

Chile isn’t getting the same attention as Haiti. In the first 48 hours after both earthquakes 2,596 news articles were written about Haiti, while 400 news articles were written about Chile.

The two countries are united in having deadly disasters. Will monetary donations increase as people begin to see more […]

Container Filled to Capacity Arrives at Salvation Army Hospital in Zimbabwe

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A 40′ container packed and sent on November 30 has arrived safely at The Salvation Army’s Howard Hospital in Zimbabwe. The Howard Hospital continues to be one of the only fully operational public hospitals in the country, providing medical services for 155,000 patient visits a year.

The shipment took three months to arrive. The container was filled to capacity. It included an ultrasound machine, ECG machine, fetal monitor, 3,000+ boxes of medicine and medical supplies, crutches, canes, an electric scooter, toilet […]

Salvation Army Haiti Earthquake Relief: Update 9

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The most recent American Idol, Kris Allen, recently visited Haiti and toured The Salvation Army camp in Port-au-Prince. With the intent of bringing awareness to relief efforts in Haiti, Kris visited with staff, played with children and, through an interpreter, spoke with camp residents.

During his visit, Kris helped with the Army’s registration process issuing new ration cards as part of a new UPS Trackpad program. The Salvation Army is replacing handwritten paper index cards with high-tech barcode technology to […]

Charitable Giving: Clothing, furniture donations down

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** If you would like to donate clothing or household goods, please visit thriftstore.ca. **

Donations are urgently needed to help the Salvation Army Thrift Store overcome an unprecedented shortage of clothing and furniture.

“We would normally have mountains of clothing. Now, we have nearly bare floors,” said thrift store manager Kathy Lippert. “It’s hard to keep up with the needs when nothing’s coming in.”

The new year has presented new challenges at the Wyandotte Street store. Usually, furniture donations are […]

Salvation Army Raises Money for Haiti

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The Salvation Army continues to find new ways to raise money for the relief effort in Haiti. On Saturday kettles will be set up in seven liquor board stores around Regina to collect donations.

Captain Steven Cameron with The Salvation Army says this time they are focusing on providing a specific type of aid. “We’re really focusing on housing, so tents for the short term and then working on long-term sustainable housing after that.” Cameron adds that housing will become a […]