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London Hope in the City 2017 Save the Date

National Hero Bringing Hope to London

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London, Ontario – We are thrilled to announce our Keynote Speaker for our 6th annual ‘Hope in the City’ breakfast. You’ll recognize him as the face of the monstrous Alberta wildfires–former Fire Chief Darby Allen. Allen was Regional Fire Chief of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (now retired), an area that encompasses the community of Fort McMurray.

In spring 2016, he spearheaded the evacuation of the city’s entire population while the rest of the world watched. Throughout the ensuing weeks […]

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Salvation Army Camp Builds Confidence

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Healthy, hearty meals, bible lessons, canoeing, tight ropes and campfires.

That’s what over 2,500 children will experience at Salvation Army camps this year.

Executive Director for Ontario Camping Ministries, Captain Rick Zelinsky attended Salvation Army camp as a child.

"It’s a friendship that moves beyond the borders of our camp property.”

If kids are looking for a fun, well-rounded summer camp experience, this is it.

“Camp gives them freedom to be a kid,” says Captain Zelinsky. “It’s a great opportunity […]

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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 […]