What are you giving up for Lent?

Posted on 8th March 2011, by Salvation Army
The first day of Lent, the season of preparation for Easter begins on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. It’s traditional to give up something that we do a lot of and that we find pleasure in. For many people, that may mean 40 days without: • a particular food or drink • television • Facebook •  […]
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Rising food prices affect P.E.I. consumers

Posted on 7th March 2011, by Salvation Army
P.E.I. consumers are less than thrilled that oil and food — especially staples such as bread, pasta, rice and coffee — are about to become more expensive. Grocery giant Loblaws has announced it will raise prices on many items by an average of five per cent starting next month. The price of key commodities has  […]
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PotashCorp Donates $100,000 for Earthquake Relief in New Zealand

Posted on 4th March 2011, by Salvation Army
Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. (PotashCorp) today announced a $100,000 donation to The Salvation Army to assist relief efforts in New Zealand following the magnitude-6.3 earthquake near Christchurch on February 22. “Our thoughts are with the people of Christchurch and area as they cope with the loss or injury of loved ones and continue their  […]
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Salvation Army in Italy Responds to Request for Help with Refugees

Posted on 4th March 2011, by Salvation Army
Italian authorities have asked The Salvation Army to arrange for its Atena Lucana Centre to be used as a temporary home for refugees from northern Africa fleeing the turmoil in Tunisia and Libya. Lt-Colonel Daniel Naud, Officer Commanding of The Salvation Army’s work in Italy, reports that he agreed to have the centre prepared and  […]
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Salvation Army Steps Up Earthquake Response in New Zealand

Posted on 4th March 2011, by Salvation Army
THE Salvation Army’s operations in earthquake-affected Canterbury, New Zealand, have shifted up a gear. On Wednesday, March 2 Salvation Army emergency services volunteers provided 65 per cent more meals to evacuated residents than they had the previous day. Psychosocial support workers fielded their largest number of teams providing emotional support to residents in the hardest-hit  […]
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Christchurch Earthquake Aid Update

Posted on 2nd March 2011, by Salvation Army
As aftershocks continue to shake the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, Salvation Army personnel continue to provide aid to those affected. • Salvation Army Welfare Centres report that there is an increasing demand for food. The Army has provided more than 2,850 meals. • Salvation Army Psychosocial Support Teams that include 90 Salvation Army personnel  […]
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View Report: Myths about Poverty Persist Throughout Canada Toronto, ON March 1, 2011 – A report released today by The Salvation Army finds that many Canadians continue to believe persistent myths about poverty and the poor. The study is being released in conjunction with the launch of The Dignity Project, a campaign designed to educate  […]
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Why Dignity Matters

Posted on 1st March 2011, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army believes that human dignity is a fundamental right for all. As an international Christian movement with an acute social conscience, The Salvation Army is called to a mission of service that provides dignity and respect. In Canada one in 11 people live in poverty and, for them, dignity is far from reach.  […]
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Thursday February 24, 2011 – As The Salvation Army in New Zealand continues its response to the earthquake that hit Christchurch on February 22nd, The Salvation Army in Canada is pleased to announce that it will allocate $50,000 to support this relief effort. The Salvation Army in New Zealand is focusing on providing food and  […]
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