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Salvation Army Responds in Moore and South Oklahoma City

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Moore, OK (May 21, 2013) – The Salvation Army is on the ground in Moore, Oklahoma with multiple canteens and personnel coordinating with Local and State Emergency Management to serve first responders and those affected by the tornado. We continue to provide service to hard hit areas from yesterdays’ storms which include Shawnee – multiple sites, Carney area, and Cleveland County.

Meals and hydration are being provided for first responders and those affected. Major Steve Morris, Arkansas-Oklahoma Divisional Commander has been […]

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Financial Stress Affects Kids

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Salvation Army Report Reveals Fallout of Recession on Canada’s Youth

Imagine telling your kids “We can’t afford that” or “We have no money” or “We can’t pay the rent.”  All it takes is one major setback to leave people in serious and lasting financial trouble.

Financial stress trickles down and affects the children. A report just released by The Salvation Army shows that families who were hard hit by Canada’s 2008-2009 economic recession continue to cut out expenses deemed unnecessary, […]

Salvation Army Responds to Dallas Area Tornados

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Dallas, TX  – The Salvation Army quickly responded in the North Texas communities of Granbury and Cleburne after tornados caused significant damage and injuries late on Wednesday evening.

Three Salvation Army Disaster Canteens (mobile kitchens) have been deployed from the Dallas Fort Worth area and two additional units have been placed on stand-by. The Salvation Army Disaster teams are providing refreshment and spiritual and emotional support to the first responders and residents affected by the storms.

The Salvation Army in Mali Sets Up Assistance for Displaced People

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The Salvation Army in Mali is setting up programs to assist people affected by ongoing conflicts. Following a coup in 2012, rebel groups effectively took control of the northern provinces of the country, driving many people to the south and to neighbouring countries. In January 2013 France and some African nations deployed troops in an attempt to liberate the northern provinces from rebel control. While this has been achieved to some extent, fighting continues in the north.

As a result of […]

Salvation Army to Focus Attention on Hunger’s Grip on the Canadian Poor

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Canadians  Asked to Picture Less Hunger During Hunger Awareness Week

Toronto, ON May 7, 2013 – Today marks the beginning of Hunger Awareness Week, May 6 – 10, and The Salvation Army is encouraging all Canadians to take a moment to recognize all of those who go hungry or who do not know where their next meal will come from. May represents Dignity Month, a time of year when The Salvation Army promotes a core belief, that dignity is a fundamental […]

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A Life Free From Hunger

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Imagine not having enough food to eat.  This week, and every week, the Salvation Army is encouraging Canadians to take a moment to recognize the hundreds of thousands of people in our country who don’t know where their next meal will come from.

Hunger is never planned and can happen to anyone.  Take Antoinette for example. A few years ago Antoinette and her husband chose to make Canada their home. They left Africa to provide educational opportunities for their six children […]

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Are You Prepared?

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In recent days seven communities in Ontario cottage country declared a state of emergency as they faced never before seen flooding. Many residents were unprepared as washed out or impassible roads left them stranded in their homes. Furthermore power was shut off for safety reasons and many home heaters and furnaces were flooded.

Emergency Preparedness Week, May 5-11, is set aside to underscore the importance of making some family preparation for the first 72 hours of a disaster.

“As one of the […]

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The Salvation Army Asks Canadians to “Picture Less Hunger” With Food Photography

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Celebrity chef Brad Long’s Café Belong among 16 participating restaurants asking Canadians to tweet, Facebook or Instagram photos in support of hunger awareness

May 2, 2013 – Starting tomorrow, The Salvation Army is asking Canadians to picture less hunger through a week-long social media initiative that turns the simple act of food photography into an opportunity for social good.

Introducing Picture Less Hunger

From May 3rd to May 12th, patrons at 17 participating restaurants in Toronto can take photos of their meals […]

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Addiction’s Destructive Hold

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Ron’s life was a mess. His problems were gigantic. Then one day he stumbled on The Salvation Army, and his life became a different story.

By age five Ron had faced the reality of his life. His mom was an alcoholic who was always passed out, and his father was physically abusive, constantly picking fights with him.

As he grew older Ron couldn’t cope with the pressure and bought into the dream that cocaine would take away his pain.

Before long Ron was […]

Salvation Army Personnel Provide Practical Assistance After Building Collapse in Bangladesh

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Salvationists in Bangladesh are responding after an eight-storey building collapsed in Savar, about 30 kilometres from the capital city, Dhaka. At least 200 people have been killed in the disaster, though that number is likely to rise as rescuers work their way through the ruins.

The Bangladesh Command’s training college is only a kilometre from the scene so officers (pastors)  and cadets (pastors in training) were on hand very quickly. A team led by Captain Bibhudan Samaddar (District Officer, Dhaka) was […]