Newfoundland & Labrador Division

A Celebration of Banding

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Salvation Army brass banding is recognized by many as an iconic part of the Salvation Army’s church life and community profile.  On September 26, 2014, 130 Salvation Army brass band members from across Newfoundland converged on the Salvation Army’s Twin Ponds Camp near Glenwood, NL.  These musicians represented 15 Salvation Army brass bands and were hosted by the Corner Brook Temple Band.  They were attending the first Salvation Army Divisional brass band retreat in Canada which ran from September 26 to 28. 10 members of the Salvation Army Canadian Staff

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 of the importance of preparedness.  The event also gave representatives from the various groups and agencies to network with each other. Salvation Army staff and volunteers shared information about the role of EDS in on-campus emergencies.  The mobile canteen was also on scene to serve hot dogs to students and