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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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True or False? Homelessness affects very few Canadians

Posted on 2nd May 2010, by Salvation Army
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. Ultimately, we hope this information will help the  […]
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Toronto, ON, May 3, 2010 – A new report shows that approximately three million people – one in nine Canadian adults – have either worried about or personally experienced homelessness. This report, released by The Salvation Army indicates that demand for social services are on the rise. At the same time, the public perceives homelessness  […]
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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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Eradicating poverty, be it on the streets of Victoria or in Third World countries, is not about bricks and mortar or dollars. Rather, it’s about creating a community in which people have reasons to value their lives, says Salvation Army Commissioner Christine MacMillan. MacMillan, the organization’s international director for social justice in New York City,  […]
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