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  […]

Salvation Army Responds to Alberta Floods ** Updated

Posted on 30th June 2013, by
Updated as of June 30, 2013 Through our flood relief efforts in Alberta, The Salvation Army is serving over 1,200 people per day with food, hydration and emotional & spiritual care. In Medicine Hat, we continue to respond to needs as they arise with hydration, emotional and spiritual care and other basic necessities. Our shelter  […]

Canadian Tire Supports Flood Victims

Posted on 28th June 2013, by
As Alberta starts the process of cleaning-up after devastating floods, Canadian Tire is supporting The Salvation Army to help communities recover and cope. “Canadian Tire has been an integral part of Canadian communities for over 90 years and is proud to work with The Salvation Army to assist with disaster relief and rebuilding efforts,” says  […]
After severe flooding in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic, the swollen River Danube is now threatening the Hungarian capital Budapest. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has declared an emergency and his government has asked The Salvation Army to provide essential supplies and assistance as evacuations take place. On 6 June, Salvation Army officers (pastors) and  […]

Salvation Army in Germany Supports Flood Response

Posted on 6th June 2013, by
As floodwaters rise in eastern Germany, The Salvation Army is actively assisting victims and volunteer workers. Around 30 volunteers – equipped with four vehicles – are providing help across the region. This area was also heavily damaged by extensive flooding in 2002, so many of the people who have lost personal goods and are presently  […]

Building Collapse Involves Salvation Army Family Store

Posted on 6th June 2013, by
Philadelphia- “At this time, we are gathering information about the details of the building collapse at 22nd and Market Street in Philadelphia,” says  Major John Cranford of The Salvation Army. “Our number one concern is for the safety of our customers and the employees who were involved. We are coordinating with the Police and Fire  […]

Salvation Army Provides Shelter as Floods Hit Czech Republic

Posted on 4th June 2013, by
The Salvation Army in the Czech Republic is playing an important role in helping people affected by rising floodwaters. Flood barriers have been raised on the River Vltava, which flows through the capital, Prague, but parts of the city are already affected. More than 3,000 people have been evacuated from their homes across the west  […]