Heat—The Most Harmful Weather for the Vulnerable

Posted on 18th July 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army helps vulnerable in hot weather
Heat is the number one weather-related killer in North America. In Toronto, it is estimated that 120 people die from the heat each year, compared to 105 from the cold. Ratios are similar in other cities. In sweltering temperatures it is critical that resources are available for vulnerable people such as those experiencing homelessness, the  […]

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 Philippines Relief Update

Posted on 27th May 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
While The Salvation Army agrees the resilience of the Filipino people in the aftermath of the November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan is remarkable, there is still much work to be done. Carolyn Barkhouse, a member of The Salvation Army in Canada, was recently deployed to assist with ongoing recovery and development efforts. “I’m primarily based in  […]

Salvation Army in the News

Posted on 16th May 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army is helping vulnerable Canadians across the country. The following are links to media reports about The Salvation Army at work between May 12 – 16, 2014. Ottawa, Ont. Dozens of people were left without a home after fire ripped through a ground floor unit of an Ottawa high-rise, causing extensive smoke damage  […]

Salvation Army in Tonga Responds to Cyclone Ian

Posted on 16th January 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army is arranging practical assistance after the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga was hit by one of the most powerful storms on record. The most serious damage from Cyclone Ian occurred on the island of Ha’apai, where many buildings collapsed and one person was killed. The category five cyclone – the strongest type  […]

Salvation Army Improves Lives in Haiti

Posted on 11th January 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Four years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, The Salvation Army continues to help communities rebuild. Vocational training is one example of how The Salvation Army is bringing hope to those affected by the January 12, 2010 catastrophe.
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Salvation Army Philippines Assists Relief Efforts:Updates

Posted on 13th November 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Update November 15: With the mass transport of relief supplies to the typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban still proving very difficult, The Salvation Army in The Philippines is working on alternative methods to get help to the thousands of people who are in desperate need. Teams of Salvation Army volunteers are providing life-saving items such as  […]
Salvation Army teams in The Philippines are preparing to provide assistance to the thousands of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda). More than 2,000 people are thought to have lost their lives in the disaster, with hundreds of thousands left without homes, power or clean water. The worst-hit areas are impossible  […]

Salvation Army in Rwanda Responds to Increasing Refugee Numbers

Posted on 25th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army in Rwanda is responding to the growing number of refugees fleeing across the border to escape ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A transit centre at Nkamira – initially built for 2,000 people then extended to 5,000 – now houses in excess of 9,000. Because of this, a new camp  […]

Salvation Army Team in Jordan Begins Syrian Refugee Assistance

Posted on 16th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
A Salvation Army Army International Emergency Services team in Jordan is working with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to assist refugees fleeing the ongoing conflict in Syria. The United Nations reports that more than two million people have fled Syria, with in excess of half a million seeking safety in Jordan. Salvation Army emergency workers  […]