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Salvation Army Campaign Sees Nine Percent Increase in 2010


Toronto, ON July 6, 2010 –The Salvation Army, today, released the results of its 2010 National Red Shield Campaign, reporting a nine percent increase over 2009. The month-long annual campaign held each May raised $2.7 million in 2010, versus $2.47 million last year. The campaign came up slightly short of its $2.75 million goal, which was the estimated amount needed to serve a growing client base nationwide. This $240,000 increase in donations is welcome news given that demand for Salvation […]

The Salvation Army Responds To Tornado in Midland – UPDATE 1


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 Opens Doors to Public During National Red Shield Campaign


Largest Non-governmental Provider of Social Service in Canada Hosts Open House Events at Facilities Nationwide

WHO:  Salvation Army leaders and the general public, including local politicians, civic groups and community leaders

WHAT: On Wednesday, May 19th The Salvation Army will host a national open house, giving the media and public an opportunity to tour facilities and see, first-hand, the services provided to more than 1.5 million Canadians each year.

BACKGROUND: The National Open House is The Salvation Army’s largest one-day event, culminating a […]

W. Garfield Weston Foundation Partners with The Salvation Army to Improve Services for Women Who Struggle with Substance Abuse


On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, the W. Garfield Weston Foundation presented a donation of $1.5 million to The Salvation Army Homestead in Toronto, a residential recovery program for women who are struggling with substance abuse issues, for urgently needed building renovations.

The donation from the Foundation will provide much needed infrastructure renovations in the heating, plumbing and electrical systems, and the installation of an elevator will enable Homestead to support women with mobility restrictions.

“We greatly appreciate the generous support […]

Salvation Army Supports Proposed Changes to Disbursement Quota


OTTAWA, March 5, 2010 – The proposed changes to the Disbursement Quota announced yesterday in the 2010 federal budget are widely supported by The Salvation Army. The removal of the quota will provide The Salvation Army; one of Canada’s largest charities, with increased flexibility in meeting the needs of Canadians during a time when more and more people are turning to charities for help.

“We are very pleased with this announcement” said Colonel Floyd Tidd, Chief Secretary of The Salvation Army. […]