Victims of Crash Thank Salvation Army Volunteers


DURHAM — Lakeridge Health hospital officials confirm that only one victim from Friday’s massive pileup on Hwy. 401 in Clarington remains in their care. A total of 10 victims were treated at hospital as a result of the horrific crash.

Victims of the crash thanked Salvation Army volunteers for the hot drinks and food they had assembled at the community centre. At one point The Salvation Army sent a van to the crash scene to deliver drinks to stranded motorists.

Two of those volunteers were Nancy and Kevin Thompson with The Salvation Army of Bowmanville-Oshawa. “We had sandwiches, hot and cold drinks, and someone just made a Timmy’s run,” said Mrs.Thompson. They were prepared to stay at the centre all night if needed.

Acting Staff Sergeant Carlos Goncalves, Whitby OPP, said the number of vehicles and people involved, combined with the snow and cold, made moving the victims to somewhere warm and safe the top priority.

He praised the volunteers who helped make a difficult situation easier for everyone.

Victims were understandably frustrated, he said, but with the arrival of Salvation Army volunteers people began to relax.

For the full story click here.


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Your email address will not be published.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. […]