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The Salvation Army Responds To Toronto 6 Alarm Highrise Blaze

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TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ – Just before 5:00pm a six-alarm blaze broke out on the 24th floor in a highrise on Wellesley Street and quickly spread to adjacent floors. The Salvation Army arrived on scene within an hour to provide nutrition and hydration relief to first responders and evacuees.

Mr. Jeff Noel, of The Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services, arrived on scene, and immediately called in Salvation Army canteens from Toronto and Oshawa to assist. Further Salvation Army Emergency […]

Salvation Army Health Centre Celebrates Opening of Rooftop Garden

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On Friday June 25, 2010, The Salvation Army’s Toronto Grace Health Centre Irwin Rooftop Garden was officially opened by Commissioner William W. Francis, Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda.

In October 2009 the Health Centre received its largest donation in the more than 100-year history of the hospital. A portion of the $1.9 million estate gift by the late John Irwin supported the renovation of a sixth floor rooftop into a beautiful garden space […]

The Salvation Army Responds To Tornado in Midland – UPDATE 1

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Midland, ON – June 24, 2010 – Following the touch-down of a tornado in Midland, Ontario, The Salvation Army arrived on scene within an hour at Smith Park Trailer Park, where approximately 100 trailers have been damaged or destroyed.

Major Neil Evenden, of The Salvation Army in Midland, arrived on scene, and immediately called in a Salvation Army canteen from Parry sound and support equipment from Midland to assist. Further Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services […]

The Salvation Army Responds To Tornado in Midland

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Midland, ON – June 23, 2010 – Following the touch-down of a reported tornado in Midland, Ontario, The Salvation Army arrived on scene within an hour at a trailer park, where 20-40 trailers have been destroyed.

Major Neil Evenden, of The Salvation Army, arrived on scene, and immediately called in a Salvation Army canteen from Parry Sound to assist. Further Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services personnel and support personnel from the Toronto region have been disbatched and are on […]

Helping Autistic Adults Find their Way

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New Salvation Army centre aims to provide ‘out-of-the-box’ support programs

Colin Baxter knows his autism makes finding work in film production an added challenge. But an adult autism centre opening today aims to help the 27-year-old and others like him achieve their goals.

The Autism Centre on Main Street East is an “out-of-the-box” way of assisting adults with autism according to Lisa Schumph, program manager for The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries which built and operates the centre.

The centre, which could serve up […]

Salvation Army Gives Aid to Tornado Victims

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Environment Canada has confirmed an F1 tornado touched down in Essex County in southwestern Ontario early Sunday morning. Leamington, a town of approximately 30,000 residents, saw damage to barns, grain bins, corn silos, houses and mobile homes, as well as countless broken and uprooted trees. A state of emergency was declared by the municipality.

Salvation Army emergency disaster services personnel were on the ground shortly after the tornado, bringing food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual support to those affected. […]

I Thought I Would Die a Junkie

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At age 13 Scott Cameron was shy, insecure and desperate to be accepted by his friends. “In an attempt to fit in, I smoked my first joint of marijuana, with a buddy, under the carport of our middle-class family home,” says Scott.