In Canada, The Salvation Army is active in 400 communities. The following are snapshots from media sources of The Salvation Army at work during the week of July 7.
Jackson’s Point, Ont:
Summer fun is in full swing at The Salvation Army’s Blaze camp for kids. Eight-year-old Meerjan says it’s a good thing he came to camp where new, exciting things happen every day. Read more.
Prince Albert, Sask.
A half hour before opening, people line up for a free meal outside of The Salvation Army’s weekly soup kitchen in downtown Prince Albert.
For some people, this is their only meal of the day. Read more.
A new van donated by the Rotary Club is putting The Salvation Army back on the road, picking up donations that support its various programs. Read more.
St. Albert, Alta.
The Salvation Army in St. Albert offers week-long, summer day camps. “In that time, kids change,” says Marcia Berrisford, organizer. “And the memories of a good time stick with them.” Read more.
High River, Alta.
When floods hit Southern Alberta last June, many people lost everything they had. Today, some are still no closer to getting back what is gone.
The Salvation Army’s flood relief assistance program is allocating close to $2 million to meet needs that weren’t met through insurance or other disaster relief projects. Read more.