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General Appoints New Chief of the Staff

Posted on 9th August 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
General André Cox writes: You will understand that within a very short time of accepting my election to the office of General, I began to give serious thought to whom I might ask to work alongside me as the Chief of the Staff. After several days of prayer, reflection and wide consultation with a number  […]

After the Flood: A Woman Rebuilds in High River

Posted on 22nd July 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
One by one their homes were overtaken by water. They were powerless to respond. Now, unsure of the future, residents like Kathleen are cleaning-up, trying to get back on their feet. On June 20, 2013, High River, AB, declared a state of emergency when torrential rains and widespread flooding washed out roads and bridges, cars,  […]

Salvation Army Continues to Support Lac-Mégantic

Posted on 17th July 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
On July 14, The Salvation Army and its team of volunteers received more than eight tons of supplies such as  food, clothing, household goods and basic necessities for infants, from the general public in response to the Army’s call to aid on Facebook. Donations have not only given a glimmer of hope to a community  […]

Salvation Army Opens Disaster Assistance Centre In High River

Posted on 15th July 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
July 15, 2013-Flooding in southern Alberta has changed lives forever and The Salvation Army continues to support those affected. During the past week The Salvation Army has continued to provide hydration and food at various locations in the Town of High River. Emotional and Spiritual Care (ESC) teams travelled the streets, often on foot, providing  […]

Alberta Floods Update

Posted on 8th July 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
July 8, 2013-The Calgary Flood Emergency has officially ended and residents who are still displaced will be assisted through our Community Services office.  The Salvation Army is primarily focusing its relief efforts in High River, where flood waters continue to be pumped and residents return to pick up the pieces of their lives. Food, hydration  […]

Trapped in Addiction

Posted on 8th July 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
“I didn’t understand the danger I was in,” says Keith of his drug abuse. “I just wanted more and more.” At age nine, Keith’s mom passed away. “That’s when things changed drastically,” says Keith. The family moved. His dad remarried. Then, after seven years of sobriety, his dad returned to active alcoholism. “He was a  […]

Salvation Army Alberta Flood Relief

Posted on 3rd July 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Through its ongoing flood relief efforts in Alberta, The Salvation Army has served more than 10,000 people with food, hydration, emotional and spiritual care. In Medicine Hat, there are still 170 homes evacuated and it is anticipated that 40 to 50 of them will be evacuated long-term. Salvation Army personnel on site at the evacuation  […]

Extraordinary Canadians

Posted on 1st July 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
For 44 years, in both Canada and internationally, Salvation Army officers/pastors Colonels Robert and Marguerite Ward improved lives and gave new hope to society’s most vulnerable.  Their key voices brought about positive change in policy, attitudes, and behaviour relating to critical social issues. The Wards entered honourable retirement in May 2013 and SalvationArmy.ca met with  […]

Salvation Army Responds to Alberta Floods ** Updated

Posted on 30th June 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Updated as of June 30, 2013 Through our flood relief efforts in Alberta, The Salvation Army is serving over 1,200 people per day with food, hydration and emotional & spiritual care. In Medicine Hat, we continue to respond to needs as they arise with hydration, emotional and spiritual care and other basic necessities. Our shelter  […]

Canadian Tire Supports Flood Victims

Posted on 28th June 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
As Alberta starts the process of cleaning-up after devastating floods, Canadian Tire is supporting The Salvation Army to help communities recover and cope. “Canadian Tire has been an integral part of Canadian communities for over 90 years and is proud to work with The Salvation Army to assist with disaster relief and rebuilding efforts,” says  […]