Salvation Army Kettles Raise Funds for Haiti


The Saskatoon Salvation Army Week of Compassion for Haiti raised more funds than expected. From February 1 to 6, Salvation Army kettles were placed in various shopping mall and store locations around the city to collect money for the Army’s Haiti relief fund.

With help from 200 volunteers more than $30,000 was raised during the six-day campaign. “With donations matched by the federal government, that means more than $60,000 for the people of Haiti,” said Maj. Henri Regamey of The Salvation Army.

All donations up to $100,000 per individual received by February 12 are eligible for matching contributions by the Canadian International Development Agency.

The Salvation Army has handed out more than 1.5 million meals and 72,000 litres of water in Haiti as well as other medical supplies and equipment.

Donations can be made by calling The Salvation Army at 1-800-725-2769, going online at, texting HAITI to 45678 from most Canadian carriers, or by dropping off a donation at your nearest Salvation Army Unit. Donors are asked to specify their gift to the Haiti Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Community based drug treatment program supports at risk youth

At-Risk Youth Reach for the Stars, Not for Drugs


Before Deena (not her real name) entered a Salvation Army community-based drug treatment program she used daily, struggled with anxiety and depression, and did not have a good relationship with her mother. Today, Deena is drug free, coaching sports, working and is in university.

“The program fills a gap in the community to provide local supports for youth involved with or at risk of being involved with the justice system and/or who have experienced negative life circumstances that include drug use, […]

Red Cap anger management program helps school children handle their emotions

Anger Management Program Helps School Children Handle Their Emotions


It is common for children to have difficulty controlling their emotions.

Nicole, 11, got in lots of fights at school. Lindsay, 13, pushed people. Today, with help from The Salvation Army’s Red Cap anger management program in Dartmouth, N.S., they have developed appropriate responses to anger-provoking situations and have confidence in their ability to control their emotions.

“I feel better,” says Nicole. “Red Cap helped me stop fighting or walking out of class because I was mad. I don’t do that anymore. […]