Salvation Army Twitter Account Reaches 10,000 Followers

Posted on 15th September 2011, by
The Salvation Army’s Twitter account (@salvationarmy) has reached an important milestone, 10,000 followers! Check out some of our most memorable tweets over the years. • January 8, 2008: The Salvation Army’s launches @salvationarmy and tweets for the first time. • June 12, 2008: Salvation Army summer camps provided an memorable experience for at risk children.  […]
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Bikes for Adults in Need

Posted on 12th September 2011, by
Since May 2009, World Community Bikes has partnered with The Salvation Army and other Vancouver Island social agencies to provide bicycles to adults in need of transportation. To date more than 125 bikes have been repaired and distributed to those who can’t afford other means of transport. Another benefit from recycling usable bikes, frames, and  […]
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10 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping

Posted on 6th September 2011, by
People shop at thrift stores for a number of reasons. Here’s how to find your next thrift store score: 1. Watch for bargain days, discounts and clearance racks. 2. Shop the night before a sale. The store is almost empty and the shelves are stacked. 3. Shop on Monday and Tuesdays. Most donations come in  […]
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Breaking Down Barriers Work Boot Drive

Posted on 29th August 2011, by
The Salvation Army in Victoria, B.C. recently partnered with Capital Iron, a local company, to raise awareness about the need for work boots in the community. There are more than 100 people staying at The Salvation Army shelter. Many of them are looking for work. At the shelter there are more than 60 jobs posted  […]
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Salvation Army Dignity Project Photos Tour Ottawa

Posted on 22nd August 2011, by
As part of the Army’s Dignity Project, a collection of photos taken by homeless men and women in Ottawa is touring the city. The photos were taken in April 2011 and represent a snapshot of their everyday life. The exhibit is on display in various public spaces throughout the summer. Imagine not knowing where your  […]
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Library on Wheels Empowers the Homeless and Vulnerable

Posted on 15th August 2011, by
You don’t need money, or ID, or an address. All you need is a desire to read. In Victoria, B.C. the Bookmobile is a three-cylinder, right-hand-drive Honda truck owned and operated by a former social worker. The bookmobile putters around town making stops at a Salvation Army residence, a housing co-op, a food bank and  […]
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Is it time to close Canada’s food banks?

Posted on 8th August 2011, by
When the issue of local poverty came to a crisis in Georgina, Ontario, religious leaders from 18 churches, including the Salvation Army, and food pantry volunteers met with the Mayor to discuss how the hungry could be helped, a social problem this community felt was spiraling out of control. The Globe and Mail recently published  […]
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Adding Colour To People’s Lives

Posted on 2nd August 2011, by
Watch here to see how volunteers from Dulux Paints teamed up with The Salvation Army in Toronto’s downtown core to help people feel important.
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Canada: A rich nation with poor children

Posted on 22nd July 2011, by
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are going hungry and have to go to food banks because they don’t have enough to eat. It is a sad fact that almost half of the people using food banks are children. According to the 2010 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada, one in 10 children  […]
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