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  […]
Following the crash-landing of an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 at San Francisco International Airport, USA, on Saturday 6 July, The Salvation Army has had a key supporting role in providing help to responders, survivors and affected families. Flight 214, en route from the South Korean capital Seoul, suffered significant damage on impact. The incident killed  […]
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Salvation Army Responds to Tragedy at Lac-Mégantic

Posted on 8th July 2013, by
The Salvation Army is responding after a train derailed in Lac-Mégantic, Que., on Saturday, causing the deaths of five people and forcing 1,000 people from their homes. A team of volunteers from the Sherbrooke Salvation Army, along with Major Brian Venables, divisional commander, Quebec Division, and Lieutenant Wayne Knight, divisional emergency and disaster services director,  […]
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Alberta Floods Update

Posted on 8th July 2013, by
July 8, 2013-The Calgary Flood Emergency has officially ended and residents who are still displaced will be assisted through our Community Services office.  The Salvation Army is primarily focusing its relief efforts in High River, where flood waters continue to be pumped and residents return to pick up the pieces of their lives. Food, hydration  […]

Salvation Army Alberta Flood Relief

Posted on 3rd July 2013, by
Through its ongoing flood relief efforts in Alberta, The Salvation Army has served more than 10,000 people with food, hydration, emotional and spiritual care. In Medicine Hat, there are still 170 homes evacuated and it is anticipated that 40 to 50 of them will be evacuated long-term. Salvation Army personnel on site at the evacuation  […]