The Salvation Army in Canada

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Yorkton Flood Assistance: Update 2


A week after heavy rains forced 175 people from their homes and flooded roughly 1,000 basements iin Yorkton, Sask., Salvation Army emergency relief teams continue to provide assistance. This includes food, clean-up kits, clothes and spiritual and emotional care.

As a result of the overwhelming generosity from the community, clothing donations are being dropped off in abundance at a clothing depot.

Temporary pastors, Envoys Roy and Rose Bladen, arrived in Yorkton on July 9 and will remain for the next […]

The Salvation Army to Partner with MOLLY MAID for Christmas in July National Food Drive


Toronto, ON, July8, 2010 – The Salvation Army is thrilled to once again be partnering with MOLLY MAID and its customers in an effort to collect non-perishable food items to help restock depleted shelves this summer.
“The national economy is still recovering and in fact, the demand for services provided by The Salvation Army has increased by more than 25% over the past year,” says Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development for The Salvation Army. “On behalf of […]

Salvation Army Provides Emergency Assistance to Flood Victims


Since a flash flood hit Yorkton, Saskatchewan, on Thursday July 1, The Salvation Army has had emergency relief teams in place.

Captain Les Marshall, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development, says the damage is extensive, with about 30 homes written off, and another hundred badly damaged.

The Salvation Army has provided food, clothing, and other essentials, as well as clean-up kits, and spiritual and emotional care to more than 250 people. Salvation Army emergency personnel will carry out their […]

Salvation Army Campaign Sees Nine Percent Increase in 2010


Toronto, ON July 6, 2010 –The Salvation Army, today, released the results of its 2010 National Red Shield Campaign, reporting a nine percent increase over 2009. The month-long annual campaign held each May raised $2.7 million in 2010, versus $2.47 million last year. The campaign came up slightly short of its $2.75 million goal, which was the estimated amount needed to serve a growing client base nationwide. This $240,000 increase in donations is welcome news given that demand for Salvation […]

Salvation Army Health Centre Celebrates Opening of Rooftop Garden


On Friday June 25, 2010, The Salvation Army’s Toronto Grace Health Centre Irwin Rooftop Garden was officially opened by Commissioner William W. Francis, Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda.

In October 2009 the Health Centre received its largest donation in the more than 100-year history of the hospital. A portion of the $1.9 million estate gift by the late John Irwin supported the renovation of a sixth floor rooftop into a beautiful garden space […]

“Kids to Camp” National Program a Great Success


The Salvation Army’s National Recycling Operations “Kids to Camp” program is sending 267 kids to camp this year. On June 19, across Canada, customers of Salvation Army thrift stores were invited to donate funds that would help pay camp fees for less privileged campers. More than $58,000 was raised. Last year 4,800 children went to Army camps.

About National Recycling Operations
The Salvation Army National Recycling Operations exists to generate funds to support Salvation Army programs by efficiently and ethically […]

The Salvation Army Responds To Tornado in Midland – UPDATE 1


Midland, ON – June 24, 2010 – Following the touch-down of a tornado in Midland, Ontario, The Salvation Army arrived on scene within an hour at Smith Park Trailer Park, where approximately 100 trailers have been damaged or destroyed.

Major Neil Evenden, of The Salvation Army in Midland, arrived on scene, and immediately called in a Salvation Army canteen from Parry sound and support equipment from Midland to assist. Further Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services […]

The Salvation Army Responds To Tornado in Midland


Midland, ON – June 23, 2010 – Following the touch-down of a reported tornado in Midland, Ontario, The Salvation Army arrived on scene within an hour at a trailer park, where 20-40 trailers have been destroyed.

Major Neil Evenden, of The Salvation Army, arrived on scene, and immediately called in a Salvation Army canteen from Parry Sound to assist. Further Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services personnel and support personnel from the Toronto region have been disbatched and are on […]

Helping Autistic Adults Find their Way


New Salvation Army centre aims to provide ‘out-of-the-box’ support programs

Colin Baxter knows his autism makes finding work in film production an added challenge. But an adult autism centre opening today aims to help the 27-year-old and others like him achieve their goals.

The Autism Centre on Main Street East is an “out-of-the-box” way of assisting adults with autism according to Lisa Schumph, program manager for The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries which built and operates the centre.

The centre, which could serve up […]

P.E.I. food banks face shortage


Donations at food banks on Prince Edward Island have hit new lows, organizers say.

Demand at the Summerside Salvation Army has spiked while donations have decreased,

The Salvation Army is the main food bank for Prince Edward Island’s second largest city.

“We are in an emergency situation at this time,” said Marj Montgomery, food bank coordinator.

She said donations are typically down at this time of year, but she has never seen provisions this low.

“I was just in the food bank a few minutes […]