Ontario Central East Division

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From Hopelessness to Helping Others

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One day, Judy was a successful accountant. The next day, she was in a coma.

“I was volunteering when I suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm,” says Judy. “I was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery to reduce bleeding and pressure. My family was called in to say goodbye.”

Three weeks later, Judy woke up. She couldn’t see due to eye damage, was strapped in a chair so she wouldn’t fall out and was unable to remember the nurses’ names. Life would […]

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The Value of Volunteers

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What would our communities look like without volunteers? Needs might go unmet. Programs might not thrive. Services wouldn’t expand.

Every day, five days a week, Terry drives people to and from medical appointments such as dialysis treatments, blood labs, cancer clinics and mental health support. He says volunteering makes him feel productive and he’s made lots of new friends.

“I lost my job when the company I worked for was bought out,” says Terry. “It’s pretty hard for a 58-year-old to find […]

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Salvation Army Celebrates Volunteers

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Every Monday night, Candace Neumann serves up food to some of society’s most vulnerable people at The Salvation Army’s hot meal program in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Candace is just one of 140,000 volunteers who help The Salvation Army.  

During National Volunteer Week, from April 10 to 16, we want to take time to celebrate their contributions and thank them for their support.

“Every day, Salvation Army volunteers contribute their time and skills to improve the well-being of marginalized people,” says Major […]

Mission, Passion and Roots of The Salvation Army

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Learn more about mission, passion and roots of The Salvation Army through this eleven-minute informational video. “This video not only shows the breadth and depth of our work in the GTA, but demonstrates it through the lens of our mission so the viewer gets a sense of the ‘DNA’ of The Salvation Army.” – Dion Oxford, Director of Mission Integration