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A Dad to Count On

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Becoming a new dad brought Carnot joy—and stress. While he happily embraced his new responsibilities, mounting challenges of migrating to a new country caused him to question his ability to provide for and protect his family.  He worried that he couldn’t be a dad his daughter could count on.

Anxiety and Uncertainty

In 2008 Carnot and his wife left their middle-class life in Mexico to explore Canada—to see, do, and learn. With a two-year job contract, they were excited to be here.

But […]

Hungarian Government Asks Salvation Army for Assistance as River Reaches Record Levels

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After severe flooding in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, the swollen River Danube is now threatening the Hungarian capital Budapest. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has declared an emergency and his government has asked The Salvation Army to provide essential supplies and assistance as evacuations take place.
On 6 June, Salvation Army officers (pastors) and volunteers began serving some 500 hot meals and drinks to workers who are constructing emergency flood protection measures on Margaret Island, in the city centre section […]

Salvation Army in Germany Supports Flood Response

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As floodwaters rise in eastern Germany, The Salvation Army is actively assisting victims and volunteer workers. Around 30 volunteers – equipped with four vehicles – are providing help across the region. This area was also heavily damaged by extensive flooding in 2002, so many of the people who have lost personal goods and are presently without an income were also effected 11 years ago.

Until the water recedes, The Salvation Army is serving warm meals and coffee, packing sandbags, listening to […]

Building Collapse Involves Salvation Army Family Store

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Philadelphia- “At this time, we are gathering information about the details of the building collapse at 22nd and Market Street in Philadelphia,” says  Major John Cranford of The Salvation Army. “Our number one concern is for the safety of our customers and the employees who were involved. We are coordinating with the Police and Fire Department and local authorities. Also, we have sent our own disaster response team to the site to serve survivors and first responders. We ask for […]

Salvation Army Provides Shelter as Floods Hit Czech Republic

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The Salvation Army in the Czech Republic is playing an important role in helping people affected by rising floodwaters. Flood barriers have been raised on the River Vltava, which flows through the capital, Prague, but parts of the city are already affected. More than 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes across the west of the country.

The Salvation Army hostel and the corps (church) building in Prague are both in endangered parts of the city but have not yet […]

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Every Kid Deserves a Chance to Play

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It’s unlike any other soccer program.  FFA (Football for All) Global is giving Toronto’s low-income kids the boost they need to succeed.

Growing up, Mark, 18, set his sights on playing professional soccer.  Living in one of Toronto’s poorest and roughest neighborhoods he thought the sport would help keep him stay focused long enough to rebuild his life.

But eventually, showing up on the field with a pair of shoes wasn’t good enough. Participation fees came into effect and Mark’s […]

Salvation Army Partners with MOLLY MAID for Christmas in July National Food Drive

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TORONTO, May 29, 2013 /CNW/ – The Salvation Army and MOLLY MAID will once again be joining forces this summer as MOLLY MAID collects non-perishable food items to help restock depleted Salvation Army food bank shelves all across Canada.

Last year, more than 1.8 million Canadians received assistance from The Salvation Army. On average, approximately one in 11 people live in poverty. MOLLY MAID and The Salvation Army recognize that poverty is a critical issue, and that everyone has a […]

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TELUS Day of Giving Impacts Local Communities

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It began with a group of people and an idea. Then the initiators rallied their coworkers. Since its inception in 2006, TELUS Day of Giving has mobilized more than 65,000 Canadian team members, retirees, family and friends to volunteer on the front-lines of the communities they live, work and serve in.

On the last Saturday of each May, volunteers, whose passion it is to strengthen communities, partner with organizations like The Salvation Army at grass-roots levels to make a […]

National Tour Traces Descendants of Immigrants Sailing on the Empress of Ireland

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Do you know if your ancestors came to Canada onboard the Empress of Ireland? Would you like to know more about this Canadian Pacific Railway Company’s ship?

May 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland where a large number of Canadian Salvationists lost their lives.

In the year leading up to that anniversary “Site historique maritime de la Pointe au Père” (SHMP) will tour Canada to trace down descendants of immigrants who came to Canada onboard […]

Report Finds 66 Percent of Salvation Army Youth Programs Saw Increased Need since 2008

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Toronto, ON May 21, 2013 – A new report from The Salvation Army, released as part of Dignity Month, reveals that despite a rebounding economy, many Canadian families and young people are still struggling to make ends meet. “Youth in Need: The Economic Challenges,” revealed that since the recession began in 2008, 66 percent of Salvation Army youth programs in Canada saw an increase in demand for low-fee or free extracurricular programs and meals during those difficult times. Despite an […]