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Salvation Army Assists Flood-Ravaged Communities in Saskatchewan


Many parts of Saskatchewan experienced torrential rains and flash flooding the week of July 10, forcing hundreds of evacuations and several communities declaring states of emergency. Before long, Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services personnel were on hand serving meals and providing emotional and spiritual care to evacuees and first responders. Now, as residents clean up and come to grips with damages, The Salvation Army is ready to assist in whatever way it can.

"The hardest hit area was Arborfield, a […]

Regina Waterston Centre Receives Homelessness Partnering Strategy Funding


Thanks to more than half a million dollars in federal funding the Salvation Army will be able to assist women recovering from addiction.

Capt. Robert Sessford said he couldn’t be happier to be able offer the service in Regina.

The Salvation Army Regina Waterston Centre is receiving over $500,000 in Homelessness Partnering Strategy funding to place women taking part in the Regina Drug Treatment Court program in a supportive residential facility.

The two years of funding will go toward operating costs and the […]

Salvation Army Assists Saskatchewan Flood Victims


In recent weeks, as swollen rivers and creeks flooded houses and streets in Saskatchewan’s southeast, hundreds of people have temporarily left their homes.

The Salvation Army’s Emergency Response team is:
• feeding and hydrating volunteers responding to the floods;
• feeding evacuees three meals per day, providing cooks, servers and clean-up personnel. To date, more than 1,500 meals have been served;
• providing spiritual & emotional care for devastated victims;
• providing clothing, bedding, toiletries, baby formula, and other practical items to those who request it.

As Saskatchewan suffers from […]

Will Low-Cost Form of Voice Mail Restore Dignity?


People with no phone or access to voice mail can use a new system being offered in Regina.

The Salvation Army and the Carmichael Outreach Centre have set up a low-cost form of voice mail where people get a number for their voice mail account, and record a greeting.

They can provide that number to others, such as potential employers and doctor’s offices, as a place to leave a message. The client can access the voice mail box from a […]

Crises spur donations to Salvation Army


The Salvation Army worked on-site in areas such as Saskatoon, Regina, Swift Current, Melfort and as far away as Winnipeg to help families deal with flooding and other weather-related damage. Workers provided meals and spiritual care for the hardest-hit areas.

Salvation Army spokesperson Capt. Les Marshall said people generously gave time and money to help provide crisis assistance and to clean up.

“Following each disaster,” said Marshall, “we saw generous people rush to action to help us bring hope to […]

Yorkton Flood Assistance: Update 2


A week after heavy rains forced 175 people from their homes and flooded roughly 1,000 basements iin Yorkton, Sask., Salvation Army emergency relief teams continue to provide assistance. This includes food, clean-up kits, clothes and spiritual and emotional care.

As a result of the overwhelming generosity from the community, clothing donations are being dropped off in abundance at a clothing depot.

Temporary pastors, Envoys Roy and Rose Bladen, arrived in Yorkton on July 9 and will remain for the next […]

Salvation Army Provides Emergency Assistance to Flood Victims


Since a flash flood hit Yorkton, Saskatchewan, on Thursday July 1, The Salvation Army has had emergency relief teams in place.

Captain Les Marshall, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations & Development, says the damage is extensive, with about 30 homes written off, and another hundred badly damaged.

The Salvation Army has provided food, clothing, and other essentials, as well as clean-up kits, and spiritual and emotional care to more than 250 people. Salvation Army emergency personnel will carry out their […]

New Emergency Shelter to Open in Saskatoon


The Salvation Army Saskatoon will open a new 41-bed emergency shelter for women and children by the end of February. “The need for this service is great,” says Captain Rhonda Smith, executive director of The Salvation Army Saskatoon Community Centre.

“The new shelter is one of two in Saskatoon and will provide some of our community’s most vulnerable residents with the sanctuary and help they need during periods of extreme personal crisis and upheaval,” continues Smith.

The facility is a renovated […]