Newfoundland & Labrador Division

The Salvation Army in Canada & Bermuda Responds to West Africa Ebola Outbreak

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The number of people who have died in the worst Ebola outbreak in history has risen to more than 1,000. Since its initial outbreak that first began in Guinea in March 2014, the virus has spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory shares a partnership with Liberia and Sierra Leone, carrying out its mission of hope, healing and transformation. In response to the outbreak The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory is providing: sanitizer, chlorine and other chemicals; gloves, mouth guards and safety

International News: Salvation Army Provides Assistance After Earthquake in China

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The Salvation Army is providing support in Yunnan Province, China, after a 6.1-magnitude earthquake on Sunday 3 August caused widespread devastation – particularly around Ludian County, which was the epicentre. Upwards of 600 people lost their lives in the disaster and more than 3,000 were injured. Local reports suggest that at least 80,000 houses collapsed and nearly 230,000 survivors are in need of emergency resettlement. Salvation Army emergency relief personnel have reached Ludian and connected with the local relief officials. The survivors have been placed in more than 100 resettlement points in Ludian.

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Education in Preparedness

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On May 16, 2014 The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) participated in a emergency preparedness fair at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  The fair brought together various emergency response and preparedness groups from campus and the community to raise awareness

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Hunger Awareness Week

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This week, May 5-9 is Hunger Awareness Week in Canada.  Foodbanks Canada and its partners across Canada use this week to highlight the problem of hunger in the country.  Everyday across Canada The Salvation Army, through its local churches, community and social units, serves hungry Canadians.  Through feeding programs, cooking classes, food banks and other initiatives The Salvation Army seeks to serve hungry individuals and families, providing food and related skills. Click here to read about the School Lunch Program. Throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador local Salvation Army