Salvation Army Assists in Aftermath of Goderich Tornado


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 and specifying that the donation is for the Goderich Tornado Relief Effort.

or by visiting

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



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[…] 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:; or text “UCARE” to 45678 to donate $5. The Salvation Army has set up a similar fund. […]


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