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The Salvation Army in Texas Responds to ‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Harvey

Posted on 27th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army in Texas Responds to ‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Harvey
Forty-two mobile kitchens and two field kitchens have been deployed by The Salvation Army in Texas following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey. The Category 4 storm is the most damaging weather system to hit the mainland United States in more than 13 years. Meteorologists estimate that up to a metre of rainfall can be expected  […]

Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies

Posted on 21st August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies
Summer is starting to wind down and retailers are rolling out back-to-school deals. But not everyone can afford school supplies. What happens when struggling families simply can’t provide the essentials? Moncton, N.B., is one of many Salvation Army centres across Canada supporting low-income and struggling families by providing donated school supplies and backpacks. “Last year,  […]

Why Long-Term Care Matters

Posted on 14th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Why Long-Term Care Matters
Alice Mayor, 102, suffers with Dementia. Elliot Armstrong, 78, has physical limitations. Yet, despite their challenges, they are living enjoyable and fulfilling lives at The Salvation Army’s Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg. “Our goal is to provide health, personal and social supports to individuals through the last months and years of life,” says Joyce  […]

Supporting Low-Income Youth after Summer Camp

Posted on 31st July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Supporting Low-Income Youth after Summer Camp
A week at summer camp for youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds can help them leave the challenges of poverty behind, escape the routines of daily life, improve socialization and interpersonal skills, and grow in confidence. But what happens after they have just experienced the best week of their summer? “We must change our thinking about  […]

Planting Seeds of Hope

Posted on 24th July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Planting Seeds of Hope
A new community garden at The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope in Kingston, Ont., is providing a way for the community to grow much-needed fruits and vegetables that can be distributed to low-income individuals and families. “We used to have a lawn in front of our building, now it’s a thriving community garden,” says Jack  […]

Salvation Army Thrift Store Sends 776 Children to Summer Camp

Posted on 17th July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Thrift Store Sends 776 Children to Summer Camp
The lives of 776 children nationwide will be forever impacted this summer by the generosity of local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Taking place over six weeks in 109 Thrift Store locations, the campaign raised  $170,862, a new record from generous donors. With a national  […]
The Salvation Army Launches National Fundraising Appeal to Support BC Fires Disaster Response
TORONTO, July 11, 2017 /THQ/—“As wildfires rage in B.C.’s interior, The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services is on alert to provide fast, efficient service to first responders and those impacted by the disaster,” says Lt-Colonel Brian Venables, Divisional Commander. “The Salvation Army’s established and well-rehearsed emergency protocol allows the organization to offer practical support such  […]

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.  […]

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  […]