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Classmates Collect 75 Bags of Clothes to Help Homeless

Posted on 16th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Classmates Collect 75 Bags of Clothes to Help Homeless
Inspired by a class discussion and project about privilege versus hardship, 12-year-old Santhosh, and his classmates Kostas and Navid, collected more than 70 bags of clothes that were donated to The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Newmarket, Ont., to help people experiencing homelessness. “I did my research,” says Santhosh, “and knew that when we donated  […]

Adult Day Program Helps Senior with Dementia

Posted on 12th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Eleanor sits on chair learning Ukulele at adult day program
Eleanor has early onset dementia and one of the best therapies for her has been The Salvation Army’s adult day program in Hamilton, Ont. “I’ve seen quite a change in Eleanor since she began the program 18 months ago,” says husband, Jim. “She is more outgoing and engaging to talk with. She attends the program  […]

PRAY – GIVE – SPEAK OUT : AFRICA FAMINE CRISIS

Posted on 7th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory, has joined other Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, and Bahá’í faith leaders in Canada in launching a national appeal to help address the famines in South Sudan and the extreme food shortages in Yemen, northeast Nigeria and Somalia. Each of the participating faith  […]

From Drug Abuse to Recovery

Posted on 1st June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Ricky stands in front of Harbour Light
All he could do was think about his next fix. Then, when Ricky’s family was about to disown him due to his drug addiction, he turned to The Salvation Army for help. “My family was all I had,” says Ricky. “That struck me so hard.” For over 60 years, The Salvation Army’s Harbour Light in  […]

Seniors’ Group Stay Young at Heart and Build Community

Posted on 24th May 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Seniors bake Valentine's Day treats in Moncton NB Salvation Army community kitchen
In Moncton, N.B., a spirited group of men and women meet to go on outings, laugh, and share stories. They are participating in a program called Keenagers, a monthly gathering at The Salvation Army that bring together seniors, age 55 years and older, for companionship, socializing and entertainment. After retirement, many seniors find themselves with  […]

Healthy Homes Program Gives Hope to Man with Mental Illness

Posted on 15th May 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Glen plays floor hockey at healthy homes program
On any given year, one in five Canadians will experience mental illness or addiction. Thirty-two-year-old Glen Kurti, who started as a volunteer with The Salvation Army, happens to be one of them. After years of highs and lows, and struggles with relationships, Kurti was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and credits The Salvation Army’s Healthy Homes  […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Flood Situations Across Canada

Posted on 9th May 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army responds to floods in Quebec
As many Canadians across the country deal with massive spring flooding, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams have been mobilized to provide support. Toronto, ON May 9, 2017—The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams have been providing food, drinks and support to first responders, sand baggers and evacuees during recent floods in British Columbia,  […]

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Posted on 8th May 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
house damaged by fallen tree during flood. 2 in 5 Canadians experience a major emergency in their lifetime
In October, 2016, when Sydney, N.S. was flooded after a record 225 mm of rain fell in one day, Captain Corey Vincent was grateful he’d educated himself about emergency preparedness. “My own basement was flooded,” says Vincent. “Contractors came quickly to hook up pumps that drained away the water. I was fortunate I didn’t have  […]