Salvation Army Assists in Aftermath of Goderich Tornado

08
.22

Immediately upon hearing of the major tornado which touched down in Goderich, Ontario, on Sunday, August 21, The Salvation Army mobilized its Emergency Disaster Services team. Working late into the evening the team provided food and hydration for 250 people at the evacuation centre and staging area.

Additional help from The Salvation Army in Kitchener has arrived today to assist with The Army’s relief efforts.  The Salvation Army’s primary role is to offer food, hydration and emotional & spiritual support for those affected by this tragedy as well as the relief workers who are responding.

“The Salvation Army is committed to providing any support we can during these very difficult circumstances,” says Perron Goodyear, Divisional Director of Emergency & Disaster Services for the Ontario Great Lakes Division. “We are in constant communication with the authorities in assessing the needs which arise and working with our partners to ensure that all needs are being met.”

Financial donations to assist The Army’s relief work in Goderich can be made by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) or by visiting www.salvationarmy.ca and specifying that the donation is for the Goderich Tornado Relief Effort.

or by visiting www.salvationarmy.ca

About The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

For further information:

Contact: Major Pat Phinney
Office: 519-873-2983
Home: 519-649-0048
Cell: 519-521-2351
pat_phinney@can.salvationarmy.org

 

3 Comments

Gratitude « Running After Balance

[…] I know many people are interested in lending their support. United Way of Perth-Huron has set up a Goderich Tornado Relief Fund. There are several ways to donate: by phone: 1-877-818-8867 (toll-free); online: www.perthhuron.unitedway.ca; or text “UCARE” to 45678 to donate $5. The Salvation Army has set up a similar fund. […]

Maren

We live less than an hour from Goderich and are wondering if volunteers are needed to help with clean up or sorting donations. We do not have money to give but can give time. Please let us know who we can contact or what to do.
Thank you.
Maren
kangax2@hotmail.com
(519)935-3731

Leave a Reply

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

Related Articles

Empress of Ireland ship sinks in 14 mintues

Remembering the Sinking of the Empress of Ireland

05
.27

On the foggy night of May 29, 1914, Ernie Green held on to a corpse in the icy waters of the St. Lawrence River. It was his means of survival after the S.S. Empress of Ireland sunk in a collision.

“Just to think that the ship sunk in 14 minutes,” says Ernie’s grandson, Major David Ivany of The Salvation Army. “I can’t even imagine it.”

Ernie was one of 170 Salvation Army members who were passengers on their way to the church’s […]

Major Shari Russell speaks at the ecumenical press conference on Parliament Hill on March 30, 2016

Salvation Army Committed to Learning From First Nations Peoples

05
.24

Aboriginal Awareness Week, May 24-27, 2016, gives Canadians opportunity to learn more about First Nations peoples. Major Shari Russell, Territorial Aboriginal Ministries Consultant for The Salvation Army, discusses challenges Indigenous communities face and how people can get involved to help make a difference.

What are the modern-day realities facing First Nations peoples?

There are a variety of social issues that impact Indigenous people.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW)
Ongoing violence continues to happen and Indigenous women are three times more likely to be […]