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Salvation Army Responds to Myanmar Earthquake

Posted on 30th March 2011, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army in Myanmar (sometimes known as Burma) is responding with emergency supplies after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the east of the country on Friday, March 25. Initial reports indicated that the earthquake had caused relatively little damage and that only two people were killed. As more contact was made with the affected area,  […]
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Salvation Army in Japan Considers Long-term Response to Earthquake

Posted on 24th March 2011, by Salvation Army
Salvation Army emergency workers in Japan report that the government disaster response is proceeding well and that most areas in need of assistance have now been reached. Salvation Army teams continue to provide vital supplies such as food and water in Sendai and also in Yabuki-cho, both of which are near Fukushima but outside the  […]
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The Agony of a Mother

Posted on 21st March 2011, by Salvation Army
A Stormy Childhood From an early age Debbie learned not to trust adults. She was a victim of abuse and her home was plagued by alcoholism, rage and secrecy. “When my dad drank he became angry without a reason,” says Debbie. “There was screaming and threats of violence. I was always afraid.” While home lacked  […]
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Effective April 1, 2011, The Salvation Army will officially commence its work in Togo. Togo, formally known as the Togolese Republic, is a country in west Africa. With this new opening The Salvation Army is now at work in 124 countries. Many messages reached The Salvation Army International Headquarters between 1999 and 2005, both from  […]
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Worldwide support helps Salvation Army emergency response in Japan

Posted on 16th March 2011, by Salvation Army
Three Salvation Army teams in Japan are providing vital assistance to people affected by the country’s earthquake, the resulting tsunami and ongoing problems at a nuclear power station. The Japanese Government has recognized the Army’s work and given its teams permission to enter the disaster area and use access roads that are closed off to  […]
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Six students from Toronto’s Ryerson University School of Radio and Television Arts experimented with new technology for their senior year’s final project. Inspired by The Salvation Army, the result was Canada’s first 3D public service announcement. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NhnsU-TLHU PSAs are aimed at raising awareness about specific issues. With more than 2,400 man hours, $1,500 of their  […]
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Salvation Army in Kenya gives food to drought-affected families

Posted on 15th March 2011, by Salvation Army
In the district of Makueni, east Kenya, the rains failed in October, November and December 2010. The resultant drought and crop failures have left 2.6 million people in need of food aid. Following consultation with the Government Agriculture Office, The Salvation Army was asked to provide food to 388 families in an area that the  […]
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Salvation Army in New Zealand launches fresh earthquake initiatives

Posted on 15th March 2011, by Salvation Army
As part of its continuing support for earthquake-hit residents in Christchurch, The Salvation Army in New Zealand is distributing 4,000 ‘Care Cards’, each loaded with NZ$500, to affected households. The project was developed in partnership with Westpac Bank. The use of the Care Card is at the discretion of recipients, but can be put towards  […]
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Food Bank seeking donations

Posted on 15th March 2011, by Salvation Army
Christmas food donations have almost depleted and the local Food Bank is hoping residents will open up their cupboards and their hearts and continue to help fill their empty shelves. Salvation Army Lt. Nyree Bond said the High River Food Bank is currently averaging 30 to 40 families per day on the two days they’re  […]
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