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  […]
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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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Province Gives $28,500 Grant to Salvation Army

Posted on 15th February 2011, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army will look at new ways to help Sudbury’s most vulnerable residents, thanks to a $28,500 grant from the provincial government. Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci made the announcement on behalf of No r t h e r n Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle. “The Salvation Army in Sudbury has been a valuable  […]
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Salvation Army Sees Surprising Food Bank Need Increases in January

Posted on 15th February 2011, by Salvation Army
Despite a decrease in housesholds helped this December, the Salvation Army is seeing a surprising rise in people in need of food bank services this January. “Since 2009, January’s activity has increased an incredible 45 per cent, that’s a lot of need and demand on our services,” says Lieutenant Matt Sheils. “Things have been really  […]
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