The Power of Community Partnerships

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by Linda Leigh
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“Community partnerships are crucial to the continued efforts of The Salvation Army,” says Major Les Marshall, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development. “The needs in communities are numerous and complex. Our work is strengthened when we team with others. Our community partners make it possible for us to extend our reach and help 1.9 million vulnerable Canadians every year.”

Every day, financial support and donated goods help The Salvation Army to fulfill its promise of Giving Hope Today. For example:

  • In Quebec, Tenaquip Foundation, an industrial equipment and supplies company, donated a new refrigerated truck that keeps food fresh, has space for donations and delivers furniture and other articles to those impacted by disaster.
  • In Drumheller, Alta., Western Chevrolet Buick GMC Ltd is collecting gently-used winter coats to be distributed by The Salvation Army to vulnerable children and adults.
  • In Cranbrook, B.C., the Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Kootenay Computers, is donating older equipment to The Salvation Army for use by Syrian families new to the area.

“The Salvation Army believes that all people should have a chance to make their lives a little better,” says Marshall. “We are grateful to all of our supporters who are essential to what we can accomplish.”

Salvation Army partnerships take different forms. For more information on how you can help to make a positive change in your community, click here.