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  […]
Categories: Newswire

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  […]
Categories: Newswire

Salvation Army Earthquake Response: Update

Posted on 24th February 2011, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army in New Zealand is focusing on providing food and psychosocial support to people affected by the earthquake that devastated the Canterbury region on February 22. Salvation Army reinforcement personnel are boosting the psychosocial team that was already established as part of the ongoing recovery work from the September 2010 earthquake. The Salvation  […]
Categories: Newswire

Accident Victim Reclaims Dignity Through The Salvation Army

Posted on 24th February 2011, by Salvation Army
“When my head hit the pavement, life as I knew it ended,” says Leslie McGrath. Run down at a crosswalk by an intoxicated taxi driver, this highly educated, successful business woman was now mentally impaired. Feeling worthless, and with little hope for the future, she turned to The Salvation Army for help. “A police report  […]
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Salvation Army Aids Homeless with Towels

Posted on 24th February 2011, by Salvation Army
It’s just another way of restoring dignity to homeless men. The Salvation Army’s Maxwell Meighan Centre in Toronto’s downtown core is providing descent-sized, warm bath towels to residents through its “wrap someone in love” campaign. The centre, which delivered services and beds to more than 127,000 clients last year, provides personal, everyday items to its  […]
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Can Homelessness Be Wiped Out?

Posted on 17th February 2011, by Salvation Army
It has been said that homelessness can be wiped out within a decade if the right strategy is in place. In Canada, an estimated 150,000 to 300,000 people are homeless, living in shelters or on the streets. On any given night, 40,000 people stay in homeless shelters and The Salvation Army provides one quarter of  […]
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