Salvation Army in Czech Republic Responds to Floods

Posted on 27th May 2010, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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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  […]
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Salvation Army Haiti Earthquake Relief: Update 11

Posted on 10th May 2010, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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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  […]
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Salvation Army Qinghai Earthquake Relief

Posted on 28th April 2010, by Salvation Army
A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of Yushu in Qinghai Province on Wednesday, April 14. More than 400 lives were claimed and 10,000 people were injured. The local Salvation Army responded with the provision of basic relief supplies that included two tonnes of barley flour and 200 sets of warm clothes  […]
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Salvation Army Response to Chile Earthquake: Update 6

Posted on 1st April 2010, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army in Chile is providing vital assistance to coastal communities damaged by a tsunami. Waves up to five meters high destroyed everything in their path after being set off by an earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale. The response is focused mainly on the communities of Dichato and Caleta Tumbes, where many  […]
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Seven-year-old Donates Birthday Money to Haiti

Posted on 26th March 2010, by Salvation Army
Instead of birthday gifts, 7-year-old Claire-Marie Harrower asked her nine friends to bring money to her birthday party so she could give it to The Salvation Army’s ongoing relief efforts in Haiti. A total of $214.21 was gathered. Claire-Marie and her mom, Lisa, made a special trip to The Salvation Army’s head office in Toronto  […]

Salvation Army Haiti Earthquake Relief: Update 10

Posted on 24th March 2010, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army has distributed more then 4 million meals to those in need following an earthquake that devastated the nation of Haiti on January 12, 2010. Most displaced people are receiving food distribution in Port-au-Prince twice a week at the Army’s largest location, which serves 20,000 individuals. Also, throughout the country food items continue  […]
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The Salvation Army’s Strategy for Long-Term Relief in Haiti

Posted on 24th March 2010, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army will be heavily and closely involved in rebuilding Haiti well past the conclusion of the current emergency situation caused by Haiti’s massive earthquake on January 12. A Salvation Army international strategy conference was recently held in London, England, to determine Haiti’s long-term needs. It was attended by a delegation from The Salvation  […]
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Salvation Army Schools Resume in Port-au-Prince

Posted on 17th March 2010, by Salvation Army
College Verena is one of two Salvation Army schools in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It is, however, the only one still standing after the January earthquake. Prior to the quake the campus had three buildings with 1,200 students enrolled. The quake destroyed two of the three buildings, the administrative office and the storage area. Within weeks of  […]
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