National Office Staff Appreciation BBQ

Posted on 13th June 2010, by Salvation Army
On Thursday, June 10, officers and employees at Territorial Headquarters enjoyed great fun and fellowship over food that was prepared by executive officers and their staff. The luncheon, in recognition of hard work and contributions, was appreciated by all.

Helping Autistic Adults Find their Way

Posted on 9th June 2010, by Salvation Army
New Salvation Army centre aims to provide ‘out-of-the-box’ support programs Colin Baxter knows his autism makes finding work in film production an added challenge. But an adult autism centre opening today aims to help the 27-year-old and others like him achieve their goals. The Autism Centre on Main Street East is an “out-of-the-box” way of  […]
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P.E.I. food banks face shortage

Posted on 9th June 2010, by Salvation Army
Donations at food banks on Prince Edward Island have hit new lows, organizers say. Demand at the Summerside Salvation Army has spiked while donations have decreased, The Salvation Army is the main food bank for Prince Edward Island’s second largest city. “We are in an emergency situation at this time,” said Marj Montgomery, food bank  […]
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Salvation Army Gives Aid to Tornado Victims

Posted on 9th June 2010, by Salvation Army
Environment Canada has confirmed an F1 tornado touched down in Essex County in southwestern Ontario early Sunday morning. Leamington, a town of approximately 30,000 residents, saw damage to barns, grain bins, corn silos, houses and mobile homes, as well as countless broken and uprooted trees. A state of emergency was declared by the municipality. Salvation  […]
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Salvation Army Responds to Double Disaster in Guatemala

Posted on 8th June 2010, by Salvation Army
Salvation Army emergency response teams in Guatemala are providing assistance after the country was hit by two major disasters within 10 days. A state of emergency was declared after the eruption of the Pacaya Volcano – about 15 miles south of the capital, Guatemala City. A television journalist was killed in the eruption and the  […]
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The Salvation Army Commits to Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness

Posted on 1st June 2010, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army cares about the homeless. Terri Williams shuffled from friend to friend after a violent attack left her unable to work and, therefore, unable to pay the rent. Eventually, she was on the streets, frightened and alone. Ken Acker lived on a park bench. Addicted to drugs and alcohol, he could no longer  […]
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Some Canadian charities still reeling in wake of recession

Posted on 1st June 2010, by Salvation Army
OTTAWA — In a plea to Canadians, the Salvation Army announced last week that, three weeks into a month-long fundraising campaign, the organization was about 40 per cent short of its target. The lack of donations could be a product of being less visible during warmer months, said Andrew Burditt, spokesman for the Salvation Army,  […]
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