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Salvation Army Distributes Winter Coats to People in Need

Posted on 17th November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army pastor Lt. Violet Hopkins stands with coat recipient
Canada has one of the most severe winter climates of any country in the world. As temperatures start to drop, many Salvation Army centres across the country are collecting new and gently used coats for those in need. “Winter wear can be expensive,” says Lieut. Violet Hopkins of The Salvation Army in Campbell River, B.C.  […]

From Hopelessness to Hope

Posted on 14th November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Leigh (left) works with Nicole (right) to realize dreams and goals
A new Salvation Army program is helping Nicole rebuild her life and realize dreams and goals she never thought possible. “Through a holistic case management approach, our Pathway of Hope program pinpoints root causes that prevent families and children from escaping poverty and helps them move forward in a positive way,” says Claire Dunmore, Social  […]

Veteran with PTSD Helps Himself by Helping Others

Posted on 8th November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Aubrey Francis prepares meal for guests at Manna cafe
When thoughts of horror and loss start to seep into his mind, Aubrey Francis focuses on the positive things in his life―volunteering and his faith. “Remembrance Day is hard for me,” says the 47-year-old. “While serving in the military I witnessed some of the most gut-wrenching things you could imagine. There was so much hate  […]

Salvation Army Launches 2015-2016 Annual Report

Posted on 2nd November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
SA Annual Report 2015-2016
Last year, The Salvation Army helped 1.9 million people. Each person we help has an individual story, such as Take (‘taw-kee’), who arrived at a Salvation Army emergency shelter after losing his job, his family and his home.   “I thought, ‘What is the point of living?’” says Take. “I can’t tell you the relief I  […]

Serving up Dignity

Posted on 28th October 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Guests at The Salvation Army's Manna Cafe in Gananoque are served a ho
When you think of a soup kitchen, you might picture a line-up of hungry people, rows of tables and a hot bowl of soup. But The Salvation Army’s Manna Café in Gananoque, Ont., provides a different approach―a bistro style environment―which allows the hungry to dine with dignity. This relaxed atmosphere also allows The Salvation Army  […]

The Power of Community Partnerships

Posted on 26th October 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
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“Community partnerships are crucial to the continued efforts of The Salvation Army,” says Major Les Marshall, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development. “The needs in communities are numerous and complex. Our work is strengthened when we team with others. Our community partners make it possible for us to extend our reach and help 1.9  […]

Long-term Care Improves Life Outcome

Posted on 20th October 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Norma and sister Linda at The Salvation Army's Sunset Lodge
When Norma had a stroke, life as she knew it changed forever. Once a strong and independent 68-year-old, the effects of the stroke made it unfeasible for her to live alone. Then she discovered The Salvation Army’s Sunset Lodge in Victoria, who provided her with the accommodation and supports needed to maintain the improved quality  […]

Healing the Wounds of Emotional Abuse

Posted on 14th October 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Major Catherine Skillin counsels abuse victim at Salvation Army counselling centre mississauga
Childhood should be a time of excitement, good memories and personal development. But for Julie (not her real name), life at home was filled with chaos, anxiety and fear. The emotional abuse she experienced led to post-traumatic stress, depression and substance abuse. Today she is a testament to the fact that, with the right support,  […]

MOLLY MAID Helps to Stock Depleted Food Bank Shelves

Posted on 11th October 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
MOLLY MAID and The Salvation Army have once again combined their efforts this summer to help combat food shortages nationwide. The MOLLY MAID Christmas in July Food Drive raised 2,000 pounds of food that helped replenish Salvation Army food bank shelves across Canada. “According to Food Banks Canada, 918,000 Canadians go hungry every summer,” says  […]