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Some Canadian charities still reeling in wake of recession

Posted on 1st June 2010, by Salvation Army
OTTAWA — In a plea to Canadians, the Salvation Army announced last week that, three weeks into a month-long fundraising campaign, the organization was about 40 per cent short of its target. The lack of donations could be a product of being less visible during warmer months, said Andrew Burditt, spokesman for the Salvation Army,  […]
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Salvation Army in Czech Republic Responds to Floods

Posted on 27th May 2010, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army in the Czech Republic provided assistance after heavy rain and floods brought chaos in the north-east of the country. One person was killed and many hundreds had to be evacuated from their homes. The Salvation Army took over the coordination of humanitarian help in the village of Troubky where some 500 houses  […]
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Ongoing violent clashes between criminal gangs and the military and police in Kingston, Jamaica, are affecting The Salvation Army on the Caribbean island. The Army’s training college, which is only a few blocks from the fiercest fighting, has had bullets through its windows. Cadets and staff from the college wait to be evacuated with their  […]
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Tents for Haiti Campaign a Huge Success

Posted on 21st May 2010, by Salvation Army
In an attempt to help Haiti heal Salvation Army Thrift Stores across the country raised enough money to purchase 100 UN approved tents at $500 per tent. The month-long “Tents for Haiti” campaign was a great way for Thrift Store customers to support The Salvation Army’s ongoing disaster relief in Haiti. The Salvation Army is  […]
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Largest Non-governmental Provider of Social Service in Canada Hosts Open House Events at Facilities Nationwide WHO:  Salvation Army leaders and the general public, including local politicians, civic groups and community leaders WHAT: On Wednesday, May 19th The Salvation Army will host a national open house, giving the media and public an opportunity to tour facilities  […]
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Salvation Army Commences Work in United Arab Emirates

Posted on 14th May 2010, by Salvation Army
On June 1, 2010, The Salvation Army will officially commence its work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This will bring the number of countries where the Army operates to 121. Less than two years ago, The Salvation Army’s work began officially in neighboring Kuwait. Then, exploration started with regard to the possibility of extending  […]
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Salvation Army Haiti Earthquake Relief: Update 11

Posted on 10th May 2010, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army continues to bring healing and hope to the people of Haiti that were affected by the January 12, 2010 earthquake. More than 4 million meals have been given out in Port-au-Prince, where The Salvation Army has responsibility for 20,000 people living in temporary shelters. But throughout Haiti, food items continue to be  […]
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OTTAWA, April 30, 2010— The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, made the following statement on the 15th anniversary of Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs from May 2 – 8, 2010. This annual event promotes the importance of emergency preparedness, with countless activities planned in communities across Canada. This year’s theme is “72 Hours…Is  […]
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One in nine Canadians has faced homelessness

Posted on 3rd May 2010, by Salvation Army
One in nine Canadians has been homeless or on the brink of homelessness, and in some provinces that figure is as high as one in five, as the effects of the recession linger. Across the country, nearly three million people have landed on the street or come close to it — 12 per cent of  […]
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Salvation Army Qinghai Earthquake Relief

Posted on 28th April 2010, by Salvation Army
A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu in Qinghai Province on Wednesday, April 14. More than 400 lives were claimed and 10,000 people were injured. The local Salvation Army responded with the provision of basic relief supplies that included two tonnes of barley flour and 200 sets of warm clothes  […]
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