Salvation Army Sees Surprising Food Bank Need Increases in January

Posted on 15th February 2011, by Salvation Army
Despite a decrease in housesholds helped this December, the Salvation Army is seeing a surprising rise in people in need of food bank services this January. “Since 2009, January’s activity has increased an incredible 45 per cent, that’s a lot of need and demand on our services,” says Lieutenant Matt Sheils. “Things have been really  […]
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Winterised Tents See People Through the Cold in Pakistan

Posted on 9th February 2011, by Salvation Army
In northern Pakistan people are facing the cold of winter in very trying circumstances. In 2010 floods destroyed villages across the country and families lost their homes and all their belongings. Despite aid provided by the Government and non-government organisations (NGOs) many people still lack the basic necessities. The scale of the disaster is huge  […]
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Salvation Army Participates in Province-wide Earthquake Drill

Posted on 26th January 2011, by Salvation Army
On January 26, more than 460,000 people, which included personnel from five Salvation Army Ministry Units, participated in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut. The earthquake drill causes people to think about emergency preparedness and what they would do if an emergency, such as an earthquake, were to occur in the area. The drill itself takes  […]
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Salvation Army Convenes to Elect New General

Posted on 21st January 2011, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army’s 17th High Council convened on Friday, January 21, at Sunbury Court, United Kingdom, to elect the 19th General of The Salvation Army. The current General, Shaw Clifton, will retire at midnight on April 1, 2011. Commissioner William W. Francis, territorial commander of the Canada and Bermuda Territory, was elected president of this,  […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Extreme Cold Alert in Toronto

Posted on 21st January 2011, by Salvation Army
January 21, 2010 – Toronto – In response to the Extreme Cold Weather Alert issued by the City of Toronto, The Salvation Army has opened an additional 47 emergency shelter beds in the downtown core. The following facilities have opened extra beds: The Gateway – 10 extra beds, Evangeline Residence – 9 extra beds, Florence  […]
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