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Help to End Summer Hunger

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This summer, more than 950,000 Canadians will turn to a food bank for help. But, unfortunately, donations to food banks drop off when the weather gets warm.

“Summer is always hard because donations tend to taper off,” says Pam Grimm of The Salvation Army in Kelowna, B.C. “Our food bank is essentially completely out of some items such as canned proteins and cereals.”

Grimm says The Salvation Army expects even more people to start using their service in the fall as the […]

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Salvation Army Thrifts Stores Make Camp Dreams Come True

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Summertime for hundreds of kids from low-income homes nationwide has gotten a little brighter thanks to the support of The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s ‘Send a Kid to Camp’ campaign.

From April 11 to June 11, in 106 Thrift Store locations, the campaign, now in its sixth year, raised a record breaking $133,894 from generous donors. Aiming to send 500 kids to camp, the goal was surpassed, enabling 608 kids to enjoy their summer at 13 Salvation Army Summer Camps across […]

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Photo Essay: How Summer Camp Changes Lives

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Summer is here, and one place that gives vulnerable children the opportunity to have fun and learn life-long skills is Salvation Army camps. Click on any picture below to access the photo gallery and learn more about the positive impact that camp can have on a young life.

 

 

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Fort McMurray: After the Fire

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“As the community moves from response to re-entry to recovery and rebuilding, the local Salvation Army in Fort McMurray is beginning to consider and anticipate community needs,” says Captain Mark Stanley from The Salvation Army in Alberta.

As of July 4, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry classified the wildfire as under control, completely contained and will be extinguished. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people evacuated have returned to their homes. With this in mind, The Salvation Army has identified three key goals.

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