Single Parent Finds Hope in the Midst of Darkness

Posted on 9th February 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Julie (left) family services worker sets goals with Leena (right) to get her back on her feet
For Leena, single parenting and poverty go hand in hand. “I’m struggling,” says the 38-year-old. “But without The Salvation Army I’d feel worse. Hope wouldn’t be there.” In 2014, Leena’s husband of 16 years abruptly left the marriage. “I received a phone call at work to say my husband was home collecting his belongings and  […]

Community Meal Brings Hope to the Table

Posted on 6th February 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Community meal participants line up and sit around tables enjoying fellowship and a hot meal
A year ago David was living on the streets and longed for a warm, nutritious, meal. Cold, alone and vulnerable, the 44-year-old came to The Salvation Army’s Hot Meal Program in Medicine Hat, Alta. “I wasn’t just a number walking through the door,” says David. “They asked how I was doing―and that was awesome.” Last  […]

Le maire de Parry Sound rend honneur à un bénévole de l’Armée du Salut

Posted on 2nd February 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Bénévole à l’Armée du Salut depuis 28 ans, Dennis Miner apporte du réconfort aux itinérants et aux personnes démunies du centre-ville de Parry Sound. « Je n’agis pas par devoir, dit-il. Je le fais parce que j’aime ça. » Le 8 janvier dernier, Jamie McGarvey, maire de Parry Sound, a remis à M. Miner, âgé de 75 ans, l’« Ordre de Parry  […]

Quand l’alcool a le dessus

Posted on 30th January 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Après 30 ans de consommation quotidienne d’alcool, Joseph a eu l’occasion de s’en libérer grâce à l’Armée du Salut. Mais pouvait-il s’engager à améliorer sa situation? C’était une décision qui lui revenait. « Tu dois faire un choix », lui a dit un intervenant de l’Armée du Salut. « Tu peux continuer de boire pour le reste de  […]

La face cachée des services d’urgence

Posted on 30th January 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
De nombreux Canadiens connaissent l’Armée du Salut, mais très peu d’entre eux sont au courant de tous les services offerts par cette organisation, comme les services d’urgence et d’aide aux sinistrés (SUAS). Un grand nombre de premiers intervenants apprécient les cantines mobiles de l’Armée du Salut qui offrent, sur les lieux des sinistres, alimentation et  […]

When Alcohol Takes Over

Posted on 27th January 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Joseph, a journeyman cook at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Vancouver prepares a meal
After 30 years of drinking on a daily basis, Joseph was offered help with recovery through The Salvation Army. But could he commit to improving his situation? It was a decision only he could make. “You need to make a choice,” The Salvation Army worker said to Joseph. “You can drink the rest of your  […]

Faire un don tout en préservant sa sécurité financière

Posted on 24th January 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Les donateurs de 60 ans et plus qui font un don assorti d’une rente obtiennent un revenu régulier, généralement exonéré d’impôt, jusqu’à la fin de leur vie, en plus d’apporter un appui considérable à l’Armée du Salut. De plus, le taux de rendement est souvent meilleur que celui des certificats de placement garanti et des obligations.  […]

The Other Side of the Emergency

Posted on 23rd January 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army victim services mobile canteen assists in Ottawa fire
The Salvation Army is a recognizable name in many communities throughout Canada, but few know of the many services this organization provides. One such program is the Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program. Many first responders will recognize their Canteen Services, making sure crews have nourishment and hydration during a prolonged emergency scene, but many first  […]