Salvation Army Addresses Cold Weather Needs

Posted on 12th January 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
2 gentleman wait outside SA EDS vehicle for warm drink in cold weather
Imagine that in sub-zero temperatures, you have to send your children to school in hoodies and runners because you can’t afford winter clothing. Or your hands are red, swollen and numb because you live on the streets and don’t own a pair of gloves. Sadly, even in a country as wealthy as Canada, this is  […]

Salvation Army Distributes Winter Coats to People in Need

Posted on 17th November 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army pastor Lt. Violet Hopkins stands with coat recipient
Canada has one of the most severe winter climates of any country in the world. As temperatures start to drop, many Salvation Army centres across the country are collecting new and gently used coats for those in need. “Winter wear can be expensive,” says Lieut. Violet Hopkins of The Salvation Army in Campbell River, B.C.  […]

Salvation Army Provides Additional Services during Cold Weather Alerts

Posted on 14th January 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army mobile outreach van serves hot drinks to vulnerable during cold weather
Across Canada, extreme cold weather alerts are bringing about increased services for The Salvation Army. “It was like she was waiting for us to come,” says one Salvation Army street outreach worker, who discovered a young, pregnant lady, in sub-zero temperatures, resting her head on a garbage bag containing all her belongings.” During extreme cold  […]

Salvation Army Gives Coats to People in Need

Posted on 20th October 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Male recipient chooses a warm coat in Belleville, Ont.
In Canada, one in 10 Canadians lives in poverty. Having a warm coat or providing one for their child is a luxury they simply can’t afford. In Kitchener, Ont., The Salvation Army holds a coat drive to ensure that vulnerable people are warm, feel healthy and valued. Last year, 8,000 coats were given out. “After  […]

Cold Snap Increases Need for Salvation Army Services

Posted on 7th January 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
When temperatures plummet, Salvation Army services ensure vulnerable people are safe and protected.
From coast to coast, blasts of extreme cold weather are causing vulnerable people, such as seniors with limited heating or people experiencing homelessness, to turn to The Salvation Army for help. “We don’t turn anyone away when it’s this cold,” says Mark Stewart, shelter services coordinator at The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in Winnipeg. “We  […]

Salvation Army Soup Truck a Beacon in the Frigid Night

Posted on 10th January 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Hamilton – After handing out a few cups of hot soup at the Salvation Army’s outreach truck, Murray Slaney slips a couple of questions into the chit-chat — “Do you guys have a place to stay tonight? … Do you need anything else? Socks? Mitts?” Ryan Grandits, wearing only canvas sneakers on his feet, plus  […]

Warm Welcome Shelter Numbers are Growing

Posted on 9th January 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Estevan Salvation Army Lieutenant Brian Bobolo says numbers have been increasing for the Warm Welcome shelter in the last couple of weeks. “We are really concerned with people out there who are living in subpar conditions, and we want to make sure they’re warm, well-fed and part of the Warm Welcome community,” says Bobolo. Men  […]