Salvation Army Says More Cape Bretoners in Need

Posted on 16th November 2012, by
The Salvation Army in Cape Breton says tough economic times are forcing more people to come to them for help. “We’re seeing people calling who have never called before, we’re seeing people walk in here saying, ‘I don’t know what to do,'” said Lt. Joshua Downer, the Salvation Army officer in charge of Glace Bay  […]
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Shocking Price Tags Prompt Cry for Help

Posted on 13th November 2012, by
It was a cry for help—a cry that The Salvation Army paid close attention to. God’s Lake Narrows, a First Nation community located 550 kilometers northeast of Winnipeg, doesn’t get a lot of visitors. The remote, untouched wonderland made up of forests, amazing lakes and a community rich in culture and history, is only accessible  […]
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Kettles Need More Cash to Keep Families Fed

Posted on 13th November 2012, by
BARRIE – As parents struggle to feed their families on minimum wage, part-time work, the Salvation Army needs to raise even more with its Christmas kettles, says Major Byron Kean. “In 2011, we provided 78,300 meals. At the end of October this year, we provided 78,600 meals, and we’re on pace to provide over 92,000  […]
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Plenty to Give During the Holidays

Posted on 7th November 2012, by
The Christmas season is around the corner and the Salvation Army has many ways for everyone to give something back to the community again this year. Lieutenant Brian Bobolo of the Estevan Salvation Army noted the local food bank is well stocked at the moment thanks to recent food drives in the city. Bobolo noted  […]
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The Truth about Social Programs

Posted on 22nd October 2012, by
Are social programs really making a difference? According to Margaret Wente, no one knows. Social programs are not tracked or their outcome measured. Take homelessness for example. Most homeless programs do not have adequate resources to maintain long-term contact with residents after they leave the program. While many programs offer to extend services, it is  […]
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Salvation Army Sees Increase in Families Needing Assistance

Posted on 9th October 2012, by
The latest report from The Salvation Army, “Feeding Canada’s Families: A Report on Salvation Army Food Services,” revealed that more and more families are turning to Salvation Army food programs and centres for assistance. For the past four years, around the Thanksgiving holiday, The Salvation Army has conducted a survey to evaluate its food programs.  […]
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Weston Foundation Aids Salvation Army

Posted on 2nd August 2012, by
The Salvation Army’s highly anticipated Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Winnipeg is now officially open. On Monday, July 30 thirteen dignitaries and more than two hundred guests gathered to celebrate the official opening of the Centre, a hub of activity where newcomers learn skills, restore self-esteem and confidence, to function in Canadian society. The  […]
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New Salvation Army Resource Centre Opens

Posted on 31st July 2012, by
Winnipeg – It may have been relocated nine times over the past 25 years, but The Salvation Army is only looking to the future with the unveiling of its Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre on Morrow Avenue in St. Vital. “This new facility today with its vast capacity will offer a multifaceted response to the  […]
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Duffle Bags and Dignity

Posted on 3rd July 2012, by
In Moncton, N.B, The Salvation Army’s unique camping program is providing additional dignity to vulnerable children by ensuring that each child arrives at camp as an equal. Imagine the embarrassment of appearing at camp with a battered suitcase that contained one beat-up old pillow, or the isolation felt as you sat on the sidelines during  […]
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