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The Salvation Army Responds To Tornado in Midland – UPDATE 1

Posted on 25th June 2010, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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The Salvation Army Responds To Tornado in Midland

Posted on 24th June 2010, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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Helping Autistic Adults Find their Way

Posted on 9th June 2010, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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P.E.I. food banks face shortage

Posted on 9th June 2010, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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Salvation Army Gives Aid to Tornado Victims

Posted on 9th June 2010, by Salvation Army
Environment Canada has confirmed an F1 tornado touched down in Essex County in southwestern Ontario early Sunday morning. Leamington, a town of approximately 30,000 residents, saw damage to barns, grain bins, corn silos, houses and mobile homes, as well as countless broken and uprooted trees. A state of emergency was declared by the municipality. Salvation  […]
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Salvation Army Responds to Double Disaster in Guatemala

Posted on 8th June 2010, by Salvation Army
Salvation Army emergency response teams in Guatemala are providing assistance after the country was hit by two major disasters within 10 days. A state of emergency was declared after the eruption of the Pacaya Volcano – about 15 miles south of the capital, Guatemala City. A television journalist was killed in the eruption and the  […]
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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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