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Salvation Army Responds to B.C. Wildfires

Posted on 10th July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Responds to B.C. Wildfires
As of Monday morning, more than 10,000 people have been evacuated in B.C.s interior due to a weekend of multiple wildfires, road closures, evacuations and a provincial state of emergency. Salvation Army emergency response units and crews remain on the scene in several locations providing food, hydration and emotional and spiritual support to first responders  […]

Homeless and Hungry

Posted on 10th July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Homeless and Hungry
Jim was 70, penniless and living in a storage locker when he turned to The Salvation Army in Belleville, Ont., for help. “I was in a pit,” says Jim. “And there was only myself to blame.” Jim was raised in a middle-class family and was a good kid until his teens. Then he started drinking.  […]

Help End Summer Hunger

Posted on 4th July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Help End Summer Hunger
Close to one million people – including more than 300,000 children – will rely on food banks across Canada this summer. “When I lost my business, everything changed for me,” says Yolla. “Sometimes I sleep on my pillow and cry. I worked hard for 23 years and never thought I’d be in this situation. The  […]

Happy 150th, Canada!

Posted on 1st July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Happy 150th, Canada!
Happy Canada Day! Today we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada. We also acknowledge Indigenous peoples who have called this land home for thousands of years. Since 1882, The Salvation Army has had the privilege of serving in Canadian communities from coast to coast to coast. As we commemorate this historic and joyous day, The  […]

Summer Camp Changes Lives in Positive Ways

Posted on 23rd June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Summer Camp Changes Lives in Positive Ways
Healthy, hearty meals, Bible lessons, canoeing, tight ropes and campfires. That’s what close to 4,000 children will experience at Salvation Army camps this year. Captain Rick Zelinsky, Executive Director for Ontario Camping Ministries, used to attend Salvation Army camp as a child. He says if kids are looking for a fun, well-rounded summer camp experience,  […]

My Life of Addiction

Posted on 20th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
My Life of Addiction
“It was a cloudless, chilly, November day when I stood under the south end of the Pattulo Bridge in Vancouver, scouting for a possible place to sleep,” says Michel. “I’d been homeless for about two months, was sick and tired of my situation, and fantasized about what an alcohol-free life would be like. “I started  […]

Classmates Collect 75 Bags of Clothes to Help Homeless

Posted on 16th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Classmates Collect 75 Bags of Clothes to Help Homeless
Inspired by a class discussion and project about privilege versus hardship, 12-year-old Santhosh, and his classmates Kostas and Navid, collected more than 70 bags of clothes that were donated to The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Newmarket, Ont., to help people experiencing homelessness. “I did my research,” says Santhosh, “and knew that when we donated  […]

Adult Day Program Helps Senior with Dementia

Posted on 12th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Eleanor sits on chair learning Ukulele at adult day program
Eleanor has early onset dementia and one of the best therapies for her has been The Salvation Army’s adult day program in Hamilton, Ont. “I’ve seen quite a change in Eleanor since she began the program 18 months ago,” says husband, Jim. “She is more outgoing and engaging to talk with. She attends the program  […]

PRAY – GIVE – SPEAK OUT : AFRICA FAMINE CRISIS

Posted on 7th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory, has joined other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and Bahá’í faith leaders in Canada in launching a national appeal to help address the famines in South Sudan and the extreme food shortages in Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Somalia. Each of the participating faith  […]

From Drug Abuse to Recovery

Posted on 1st June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Ricky stands in front of Harbour Light
All he could do was think about his next fix. Then, when Ricky’s family was about to disown him due to his drug addiction, he turned to The Salvation Army for help. “My family was all I had,” says Ricky. “That struck me so hard.” For over 60 years, The Salvation Army’s Harbour Light in  […]