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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  […]

How Summer Camp Changed a Life

Posted on 24th June 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Tom Morrison had mixed feelings about going to summer camp. Little did he know the experience would take his life in a direction he never would have imagined. “When I was six my parents sent me to The Salvation Army’s camp in Jackson’s Point, Ont., to get rid of me for a week,” Tom laughs.  […]

Salvation Army High Council Will Meet to Elect 20th General

Posted on 18th June 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Chief of the Staff (the second in command internationally), Commissioner André Cox, has summoned members of the High Council to meet on 29 July 2013 for the purpose of electing the 20th General of The Salvation Army. All leaders who are commissioners on active service or who are territorial commanders or territorial presidents of  […]

A Donor’s Story

Posted on 17th June 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
With an estimated 165,000 nonprofits and charities in Canada, why do people give to The Salvation Army? One man tells his story. In East Asia Robert* grew up in a well-to-do family. His father, a master baker, owned a successful business in a thriving area of town. But when corruption eroded in the community, Robert’s  […]