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The Salvation Army Responds to Mozambique Floods


London, 16 January 2015/IHQ/ – THE Salvation Army in Mozambique is responding after floods caused more than 70 deaths and left thousands of people homeless. Around 100,000 people in the north and centre of the country are estimated to have been affected, with heavy rain expected to continue for days.

The town of Mocuba in central Zambezia province was particularly hard-hit. Eighteen children are missing after the River Licungo overflowed its banks, forcing 15,000 people from their homes. The [...]

International Secretary Sends Message of Support to President of France


London, 8 January 2015/IHQ/ – COMMISSIONER Birgitte Brekke-Clifton, The Salvation Army’s International Secretary for Europe at International Headquarters in London, has written to the President of France on behalf of the worldwide Salvation Army, expressing condolences for the loss of life in the terror attack on the Paris offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, while assuring the president of prayers and support as his country comes to terms with the tragedy.

The commissioner’s letter to President François Hollande – [...]


Salvation Army in Malaysia Responds to Widespread Flooding


London, 6 January 2015/IHQ/ – The Salvation Army in Malaysia is responding after floods brought devastation in the east of the country. At least 21 people have been killed and more than 200,000 displaced in the worst flooding in decades.

Colonel Lyndon Buckingham (Territorial Commander, Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar Territory) explains that although the flooding is in a part of the country where the Salvation Army does not currently operate, all efforts are being made to provide assistance, despite huge [...]

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Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston visits Ottawa Booth Centre Special Care


We were delighted to welcome Her Excellency Mrs. Sharon Johnston to the Ottawa Booth Centre Special Care Christmas Party today as part of Their Excellencies Giving Moment Campaign to encourage Canadians to give back to their communities.  Special Care is a 30 bed unit at The Ottawa Booth Centre run in partnership with Ottawa Inner City Health for homeless men with complex health needs and or addictions.