Following the horrific armed attack on the Westgate shopping centre in central Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday, September 21, The Salvation Army has been supporting security personnel and blood donors. At least 69 people are known to have been killed in the incident, with a further 200 injured – some seriously. As the severity of the  […]

Salvation Army Provides Support to Survivors of Ottawa Train-Bus Collision

Posted on 18th September 2013, by
A double-decker bus and a passenger train collided in Ottawa Wednesday morning, killing six people, and injuring more than 30 others. The Salvation Army was called into service by Ottawa Fire. Three mobile canteens, and Salvation Army Chaplains are on the scene at a community centre in Nepean providing support to uninjured passengers and families  […]

Salvation Army Supports Survivors and First Responders of Colorado Flooding

Posted on 17th September 2013, by
Denver, CO- A week of torrential downpours in the eastern Rocky Mountains has left a rising death toll, people still awaiting evacuation, and  thousands of damaged and destroyed homes. Salvation Army emergency disaster services personnel have provided more than 20,000 meals and nutritional items and 85,560 drinks to first responders, law enforcement, and evacuees. In the  […]

Salvation Army Thrift Stores Raise $30,000 in Support of Disaster Relief

Posted on 10th September 2013, by
Due to the generosity of its guests, Salvation Army thrift stores across the country raised more than $30,000 to aid survivors of the Alberta floods and Lac Megantic train derailment. Funds raised are providing product and practical support to Salvation Army ministry units involved in relief efforts. Those affected by these tragedies continue to be  […]
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The Importance of Emergency Response Training

Posted on 6th August 2013, by
The frequency and impact of natural disasters is on the rise worldwide.  Earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, forest fires, tornadoes, ice storms and severe rain storms are happening more often than ever before. It is important to be ready for a variety of situations and that is why disaster management training is critical. The Salvation Army has  […]
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Flood Relief Continues in High River, Alberta

Posted on 30th July 2013, by
It is now more than a month since The Salvation Army provided initial assistance to people being evacuated in High River, Alberta, due to the rising flood waters. With that first call to feed 100 evacuees on June 20, we mobilized two emergency disaster services workers and the Calgary Community Response Unit. Since then, we  […]
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A Disaster Assessment Team has been dispatched by The Salvation Army to Dingxi City in the Gansu Province of China following an earthquake which struck in the morning of 23 July. The tremors had a magnitude of 6.6 on the Richter scale, causing significant damage to infrastructure and leaving many people homeless. State media reports  […]
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Salvation Army Providing 300 Meals a Day at Lac-Mégantic

Posted on 22nd July 2013, by
The Salvation Army would like to express its gratitude to the public, volunteers, team members, businesses, emergency services as well as the authorities who dedicate their efforts to support their fellow citizens of Lac-Mégantic. The Salvation Army has been present onsite since the beginning of this terrible tragedy. On July 17, 2013, the mayor of  […]
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After the Flood: A Woman Rebuilds in High River

Posted on 22nd July 2013, by
One by one their homes were overtaken by water. They were powerless to respond. Now, unsure of the future, residents like Kathleen are cleaning-up, trying to get back on their feet. On June 20, 2013, High River, AB, declared a state of emergency when torrential rains and widespread flooding washed out roads and bridges, cars,  […]

Salvation Army Opens Disaster Assistance Centre In High River

Posted on 15th July 2013, by
July 15, 2013-Flooding in southern Alberta has changed lives forever and The Salvation Army continues to support those affected. During the past week The Salvation Army has continued to provide hydration and food at various locations in the Town of High River. Emotional and Spiritual Care (ESC) teams travelled the streets, often on foot, providing  […]