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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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The Salvation Army Commits to Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

Posted on 1st June 2010, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army cares about the homeless. Terri Williams shuffled from friend to friend after a violent attack left her unable to work and, therefore, unable to pay the rent. Eventually, she was on the streets, frightened and alone. Ken Acker lived on a park bench. Addicted to drugs and alcohol, he could no longer  […]
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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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Toronto, ON May 26, 2010 –The Salvation Army is reporting today that donations to its 2010 National Red Shield Campaign are approximately $1.15 million short of the $2.75 million goal needed to provide social services helping Canada’s poor and homeless. The campaign has collected an estimated 60 percent, or $1.6 million, of its goal going  […]
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This year, through a series of true and false questions, The Salvation Army is releasing data to illustrate the public’s perception on homelessness and poverty. By releasing this data, our goal is to illustrate the realities, and lay to rest some commonly-held misconceptions, about homelessness and poverty.
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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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