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The Salvation Army Launches National Fundraising Appeal to Support BC Fires Disaster Response

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TORONTO, July 11, 2017 /THQ/—“As wildfires rage in B.C.'s interior, The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services is on alert to provide fast, efficient service to first responders and those impacted by the disaster,” says Lt-Colonel Brian Venables, Divisional Commander. “The Salvation Army’s established and well-rehearsed emergency protocol allows the organization to offer practical support such as food and water, as well as emotional and spiritual care.” 

With more than 14,000 people already evacuated, Salvation Army emergency response teams have supported several […]

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Salvation Army Thrift Store sends nearly 800 Kids to Summer Camps in 2017

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The lives of 776 less fortunate kids nationwide will be forever impacted this summer by the generosity of their local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign.

Taking place over six weeks in 109 Thrift Store locations, the campaign raised the bar for the seventh year having collected a new record of $170,862 from generous donors. With a national goal of providing support to send 600 kids to Salvation Army summer camps, […]

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Summer Camp Changes Lives in Positive Ways

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Healthy, hearty meals, Bible lessons, canoeing, tight ropes and campfires. That’s what close to 4,000 children will experience at Salvation Army camps this year.

Captain Rick Zelinsky, Executive Director for Ontario Camping Ministries, used to attend Salvation Army camp as a child. He says if kids are looking for a fun, well-rounded summer camp experience, this is it.

 

 

Young camper enjoys water day at summer camp

“Camp gives them freedom to be a kid,” says Zelinsky. […]

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My Life of Addiction

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“It was a cloudless, chilly, November day when I stood under the south end of the Pattulo Bridge in Vancouver, scouting for a possible place to sleep,” says Michel. “I’d been homeless for about two months, was sick and tired of my situation, and fantasized about what an alcohol-free life would be like.

“I started drinking at age 15 because it seemed like a fun and adult thing to do. Plus, I was awkward around girls. When I drank it was […]