The Salvation Army in Canada

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Salvation Army Assists Haitian Evacuees Upon Arrival in Canada


OTTAWA, Jan. 24 /CNW/ – Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services staff were on hand early Sunday morning to assist Haitian evacuees upon their arrival at Ottawa International Airport. The Air Canada aircraft carrying approximately 24 orphans ranging in age from 11 months to 8 years old touched down just before 7:00 a.m. local time.

Salvation Army staff provided winter coats, snowsuits, scarves, hats and mittens to evacuees, many of whom were wearing summer clothing. Wind chill values approached -16 […]

Salvation Army vows to reach out more because ‘the need is so great’


Despite a $16,000 drop in Christmas kettle donations, the Salvation Army heads into 2010 with plans to branch out further into the community.

“We want to do a community assessment and see if we can fill some of the gaps and needs,” says Capt. James Mercer, pastor at the Orillia citadel at 157 Coldwater Rd. W.

“At the same time, we have to sustain what we have now,” said Mercer.

In 2008, as the recession loomed, Orillians slipped more than $89,000 in cash […]