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Healthy Homes Provides Hope on and off the Court

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By Shannon Wise

On any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness or addiction.

Thirty-two-year-old Glen Kurti, who started as a volunteer with The Salvation Army, happens to be that 1 in 5.

After years of highs and lows, and struggles with relationships, Kurti was recently diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and credits the Healthy Homes Program for the support he’s received during this difficult and challenging time.

“It’s a no judgement, safe zone. […]

Making Life Better For Those With Alzheimer’s

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By Shannon Wise

An intelligent Bookkeeper, a talented bowler and a bingo enthusiast. That’s the way Dave Yule remembers how his mother used to be.

Now at age 82, Agnes Yule suffers from Alzheimer’s.

Agnes attends the Adult Day Program at The Salvation Army's London Village five days a week. Brothers Dave & Brian Yule share the duties of dropping their mother off, picking her up and everything in between.

"This is her happy place."

Although […]

Lee and Deb Graves

Former Divisional Commanders now Territorial Chief Secretaries

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By Jennifer Bieman, St. Thomas Times-Journal
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:39:21 EST PM

It’s safe to call Salvation Army Colonels Deborah and Lee Graves a power couple.

After all, the pair now hold two top leadership spots in the international Christian organization’s Canada and Bermuda operations.

Col. Lee Graves, a St. Thomas native, is settling into his new title of chief secretary for all Salvation Army’s Canada and Bermuda territory — two areas linked up for their historic commonwealth connections. His wife Deborah Graves […]

London’s Kettle Campaign Sets New Record

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The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign final numbers are in, and several records have been broken.

A total of $648,173 was raised in London, surpassing its goal of $500,000. There was also a record set for online donations, $10,815, made to the city of London through FillTheKettle.com

“We are blown away by the generosity of Londoners,” says Shannon Wise, the Public Relations & Development Representative for the Ontario Great Lakes Division. “We want to sincerely thank our donors, volunteers and community partners for their […]