Ontario Great Lakes Division

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 […]

Carl Churchill presents a $25,000 donation to the London Christmas Kettle Campaign, Shown from let to right, Salvation Army Mascot Sally Ann, 2016 Kettle Champion Anne Marie Decicco-Best, Carl Churchill, Divisional Commander Everett Barrow, and London Media Relations Representative Shannon Wise.

Churchill Family Donation Benefits London Christmas Kettle Campaign

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On Thursday December 22, Carl Churchill visited the Ontario Great Lakes Divisional Headquarters to present a generous gift of money towards the London Christmas Kettle Campaign.

In 2014, the Churchill Family became aware of the shortfall in revenue towards the campaign that year and decided to match the amount taken in on the last full weekend of the campaign up to $25,000. That amount put the campaign over the top, and Carl has continued to support the campaign every year since […]