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Hurricane Harvey: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief Update

Posted on 1st September 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Hurricane Harvey: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief Update
In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, The Salvation Army is supporting one of the largest disaster relief operations in its history. To date, The Salvation Army has deployed 71 mobile feeding units to Texas.  Salvation Army trained disaster workers are being deployed to the stricken area from across the United States and  […]

Prime Minister Visits Salvation Army

Posted on 28th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Prime Minister Visits Salvation Army
Over 500 people filled the parking lot of The Salvation Army’s Suncoast Citadel Friday morning in Goderich, Ont., anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the visit just in time to help with the ‘Huron County Backpacks for Kids’ program. “Canadians are there for each other at times of  […]

The Salvation Army in Texas Responds to ‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Harvey

Posted on 27th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army in Texas Responds to ‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Harvey
Forty-two mobile kitchens and two field kitchens have been deployed by The Salvation Army in Texas following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey. The Category 4 storm is the most damaging weather system to hit the mainland United States in more than 13 years. Meteorologists estimate that up to a metre of rainfall can be expected  […]

Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies

Posted on 21st August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies
Summer is starting to wind down and retailers are rolling out back-to-school deals. But not everyone can afford school supplies. What happens when struggling families simply can’t provide the essentials? Moncton, N.B., is one of many Salvation Army centres across Canada supporting low-income and struggling families by providing donated school supplies and backpacks. “Last year,  […]

Why Long-Term Care Matters

Posted on 14th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Why Long-Term Care Matters
Alice Mayor, 102, suffers with Dementia. Elliot Armstrong, 78, has physical limitations. Yet, despite their challenges, they are living enjoyable and fulfilling lives at The Salvation Army’s Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg. “Our goal is to provide health, personal and social supports to individuals through the last months and years of life,” says Joyce  […]

Supporting Low-Income Youth after Summer Camp

Posted on 31st July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Supporting Low-Income Youth after Summer Camp
A week at summer camp for youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds can help them leave the challenges of poverty behind, escape the routines of daily life, improve socialization and interpersonal skills, and grow in confidence. But what happens after they have just experienced the best week of their summer? “We must change our thinking about  […]

Planting Seeds of Hope

Posted on 24th July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Planting Seeds of Hope
A new community garden at The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope in Kingston, Ont., is providing a way for the community to grow much-needed fruits and vegetables that can be distributed to low-income individuals and families. “We used to have a lawn in front of our building, now it’s a thriving community garden,” says Jack  […]

Salvation Army Thrift Store Sends 776 Children to Summer Camp

Posted on 17th July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Thrift Store Sends 776 Children to Summer Camp
The lives of 776 children nationwide will be forever impacted this summer by the generosity of local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Taking place over six weeks in 109 Thrift Store locations, the campaign raised  $170,862, a new record from generous donors. With a national  […]
The Salvation Army Launches National Fundraising Appeal to Support BC Fires Disaster Response
TORONTO, July 11, 2017 /THQ/—“As wildfires rage in B.C.’s interior, The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services is on alert to provide fast, efficient service to first responders and those impacted by the disaster,” says Lt-Colonel Brian Venables, Divisional Commander. “The Salvation Army’s established and well-rehearsed emergency protocol allows the organization to offer practical support such  […]