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Salvation Army to Hand Out Energy Saving Kits


Prince George, B.C.-BC Hydro Representatives will be on hand Wednesday and Thursday at the Prince George Salvation Army to distribute free energy saving kits.

Julia, a case worker at Salvation Army, says they want to make energy efficiency more accessible to clients who use their food bank.

Kits contain approximately $75 worth of energy efficiency products, including compact fluorescent light bulbs, water-saving showerheads, faucent aerators, and weatherstripping.

Customers must bring their most recent BC Hydro bill to determine if they qualify.

Kits will be […]

Salvation Army Provides Aid to Further Three Hundred Families in Pakistan (Update 17 August)


THE Salvation Army in Pakistan continued its initial response to the floods that have are now thought to have affected 20 million people by distributing bedding and cooking utensil packs to 300 families in Charsada. An assessment team visited Charsada a week earlier and discovered that the floods had devastated the town, wrecking homes and businesses.

The distribution team included Lieut-Colonel Yousaf Ghulam (Chief Secretary of the Salvation Army’s Pakistan Territory) and Lieut-Colonel Rebecca Yousaf (Territorial Secretary for Women’s Ministries).

The first […]

Salvation Army in Pakistan Starts Distribution Programme (Update 11 August)


The Salvation Army in Pakistan has distributed relief packages to 150 families affected by the flooding that continues to cause misery across a large region of the country. The packages consist of a mattress, quilts, pillows and a set of kitchen utensils.

The distribution took place in a health centre run by the Church of Pakistan in Risalpur, about 36 miles from Peshawar in north-west Pakistan. The packs were given to Christian, Muslim and Hindu families sheltering in St Mary’s and […]

They Become Part of Your Existence


Lionel Cann has been organising the Salvation Army’s daily soup run in Hamilton for more than a decade — but he still gets upset when he talks about the plight of the homeless.

Six evenings a week, he and his team of willing volunteers (he has more offers of help than he can accommodate) take their white van around the capital, stopping every few hundred yards to dish out sandwiches and hot soup to those in need.

“I never saw […]

Garden Grows Much More Than Just Vegetables


SAINT JOHN – Nurturing a garden and watching it grow has evoked fond memories for many of the men living at the Salvation Army Booth Centre, Karen Powell said.

Enlarge Photo Matthew Sherwood/Telegraph-JournFrom left, Stan Kozac, Gary Knoor, Ricky Hebert, George Williams, Karen Powell, support service co-ordintor with the Salvation Army, and Chris Jeffrey bite down on carrots that were pulled from the St. James Street Salvation Army Booth Centre’s garden. The garden was planted on June 10. Powell is the […]

Salvation Army Responds to Flooding in Pakistan


Northern Pakistan has been hit by the worst floods in living memory. According to the UN more than four million people have been affected. People in the flood’s wake were already desperately poor and what little possessions they had have been washed away.

The Salvation Army in Pakistan is continuing to prepare a full response to the floods. Captain Washington Daniel, The Salvation Army’s District Officer for Islamabad, went to Peshawar to assess the situation and help decide how The Salvation […]

Summer student working on Salvation Army front lines


Rachel Cain’s summer job has put her on the front lines working with some of the community’s most vulnerable residents.

Cain, 22, a fourth year Thompson Rivers University student, saw an ad in the paper from the Salvation Army, who were looking for someone to fill a position made available via the federal government’s ‘Canada Summer Jobs’ program. She applied and got the job, not realizing what an impact it would have on her.

“I’ve had other jobs, but nothing […]

Crises spur donations to Salvation Army


The Salvation Army worked on-site in areas such as Saskatoon, Regina, Swift Current, Melfort and as far away as Winnipeg to help families deal with flooding and other weather-related damage. Workers provided meals and spiritual care for the hardest-hit areas.

Salvation Army spokesperson Capt. Les Marshall said people generously gave time and money to help provide crisis assistance and to clean up.

“Following each disaster,” said Marshall, “we saw generous people rush to action to help us bring hope to […]

New digs will help Sally Ann meet needs


No more leaking faucets and flooded basements.

Salvation Army’s Multicultural Family Centre is getting a $4.5-million facelift and a new building.

“When I first started here four years ago, the building was in bad shape,” executive director Wendi Park said. “Today our dreams became reality.”

The centre, at 51 Morrow Ave., is nestled in a close-knit community of apartment buildings and public housing units.

It’s a meeting place for people of different cultural backgrounds and economic backgrounds, Park said.

The site offers many programs including […]