Unique Program Fights Child Hunger

Posted on 4th February 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
backpack Program Fights Child Hunger
Imagine starting your school day hungry and unable to focus on what your teacher is saying because of your growling stomach and pounding headache. For one in seven Canadian children, this is a reality.   Recognizing that hunger has a huge impact on a child’s ability to learn and function, The Salvation Army in Red Deer, Alta.,  […]

Alberta Floods: One Year Later

Posted on 16th June 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army thrift store in High River reopens five months after floods wreaked havoc on its interior
June 20, 2014, marks one year since Canadians watched helplessly as powerful, high flood waters unleashed destruction on Calgary and much of southern Alberta, leaving more than a dozen towns declaring a state of emergency. Today, residents are still picking up the pieces of their lives and are, understandably, on edge when a lot of  […]

Salvation Army Thrift Store Reopens in High River

Posted on 25th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
After suffering extensive damage due to the June floods, The Salvation Army Thrift Store on Centre Street has reopened. On Tuesday, November 5, there will be a grand-reopening of the store. The Salvation Army has provided services to the residents of High River for over 106 years. Read more

W. Garfield Weston Foundation Helps with Alberta Flood Recovery

Posted on 21st August 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
On Tuesday, August 13, 2013, Mark Mitchell from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, along with management from Extra Foods in High River, gathered at The Salvation Army Disaster Assistance Centre to witness first hand the extensive work The Salvation Army is doing to aid in the Alberta flood relief efforts. A generous donation of $75,000  […]
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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 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  […]

Coming Home to The Salvation Army

Posted on 15th October 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
“It feels a lot safer here,” says Bev who’s just recently checked into the Women’s Integrated Supportive Housing (WISH) in Calgary. The WISH centre provides support services for women such as emergency and transitional beds plus a variety of skill building programs. Prior to arriving at WISH Bev was sleeping in her car. “Coming here  […]
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Rotary Food Bank Drive to Help Stock Shelves

Posted on 11th September 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Grande Prairie – Last year, volunteers in the annual Rotary Food-Bank Drive brought in 140,000 food items to replenish the Salvation Army Food Bank. The September 18th drive gets started at 5 o’clock with teams meeting at the D-Coy Armories — that’s where maps and other supplies are doled out. Organizers hope they see those  […]
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Salvation Army Celebrates 10 Years Helping Homeless

Posted on 30th September 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
Calgary -The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope has been open for 10 years, and the homeless shelter’s staff and clients marked the occasion by celebrating all those who have been helped. An estimated 30,000 clients have cycled through the shelter since 2001. “This place saved my life,” said Ali Bakhshizadeh, 47. “I was in bad  […]
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Salvation Army Assists Victims of Slave Lake Fires

Posted on 16th May 2011, by Salvation Army
Calgary, AB – May 16, 2011 – The devastating fires in Slave Lake has left hundreds of people homeless and forced most of the town to evacuate for safety. The Salvation Army has stepped in to provide various services at the reception centres that have been set up to aid those who have been required  […]
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