The Salvation Army in Canada

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Yorkton Flood Assistance: Update 2

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A week after heavy rains forced 175 people from their homes and flooded roughly 1,000 basements iin Yorkton, Sask., Salvation Army emergency relief teams continue to provide assistance. This includes food, clean-up kits, clothes and spiritual and emotional care.

As a result of the overwhelming generosity from the community, clothing donations are being dropped off in abundance at a clothing depot.

Temporary pastors, Envoys Roy and Rose Bladen, arrived in Yorkton on July 9 and will remain for the next […]

Salvation Army Provides Emergency Assistance to Flood Victims

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Since a flash flood hit Yorkton, Saskatchewan, on Thursday July 1, The Salvation Army has had emergency relief teams in place.

Captain Les Marshall, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development, says the damage is extensive, with about 30 homes written off, and another hundred badly damaged.

The Salvation Army has provided food, clothing, and other essentials, as well as clean-up kits, and spiritual and emotional care to more than 250 people. Salvation Army emergency personnel will carry out their […]

The Salvation Army Responds To Tornado in Midland – UPDATE 1

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Midland, ON – June 24, 2010 – Following the touch-down of a tornado in Midland, Ontario, The Salvation Army arrived on scene within an hour at Smith Park Trailer Park, where approximately 100 trailers have been damaged or destroyed.

Major Neil Evenden, of The Salvation Army in Midland, arrived on scene, and immediately called in a Salvation Army canteen from Parry sound and support equipment from Midland to assist. Further Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services […]

The Salvation Army Responds To Tornado in Midland

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Midland, ON – June 23, 2010 – Following the touch-down of a reported tornado in Midland, Ontario, The Salvation Army arrived on scene within an hour at a trailer park, where 20-40 trailers have been destroyed.

Major Neil Evenden, of The Salvation Army, arrived on scene, and immediately called in a Salvation Army canteen from Parry Sound to assist. Further Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services personnel and support personnel from the Toronto region have been disbatched and are on […]

Salvation Army Gives Aid to Tornado Victims

06
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Environment Canada has confirmed an F1 tornado touched down in Essex County in southwestern Ontario early Sunday morning. Leamington, a town of approximately 30,000 residents, saw damage to barns, grain bins, corn silos, houses and mobile homes, as well as countless broken and uprooted trees. A state of emergency was declared by the municipality.

Salvation Army emergency disaster services personnel were on the ground shortly after the tornado, bringing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual support to those affected. […]

Salvation Army Responds to Double Disaster in Guatemala

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Salvation Army emergency response teams in Guatemala are providing assistance after the country was hit by two major disasters within 10 days.

A state of emergency was declared after the eruption of the Pacaya Volcano – about 15 miles south of the capital, Guatemala City. A television journalist was killed in the eruption and the international airport had to be closed. Some 1,600 people were evacuated from the slopes of the volcano and two to three inches of ash built up […]

Salvation Army in Czech Republic Responds to Floods

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The Salvation Army in the Czech Republic provided assistance after heavy rain and floods brought chaos in the north-east of the country. One person was killed and many hundreds had to be evacuated from their homes.

The Salvation Army took over the coordination of humanitarian help in the village of Troubky where some 500 houses were affected by the floods.

Up to 90 volunteers, mostly local people, were involved in the response, distributing vital supplies from a central store to the people […]

Salvation Army Cadets, Staff and Families Prepare to Flee Violence in Jamaica

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Ongoing violent clashes between criminal gangs and the military and police in Kingston, Jamaica, are affecting The Salvation Army on the Caribbean island. The Army’s training college, which is only a few blocks from the fiercest fighting, has had bullets through its windows. Cadets and staff from the college wait to be evacuated with their children as soon as the police feel it is safe for them to leave the premises.

A state of emergency was declared in Kingston as gangs […]

Salvation Army Haiti Earthquake Relief: Update 11

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The Salvation Army continues to bring healing and hope to the people of Haiti that were affected by the January 12, 2010 earthquake.

More than 4 million meals have been given out in Port-au-Prince, where The Salvation Army has responsibility for 20,000 people living in temporary shelters. But throughout Haiti, food items continue to be distributed to small towns, churches, schools and in other locations.

Numana, Inc., (an international hunger relief organization with the mission of empowering people to save the starving), […]

Minister of Public Safety encourages Canadians to plan for emergencies

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OTTAWA, April 30, 2010— The Honourable Vic Toews, Minister of Public Safety, made the following statement on the 15th anniversary of Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs from May 2 – 8, 2010. This annual event promotes the importance of emergency preparedness, with countless activities planned in communities across Canada. This year’s theme is “72 Hours…Is Your Family Prepared?”

“All levels of government and first responders such as police, firefighters, and paramedics work hard to keep Canadians safe, but they are not […]