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Ed and Peggy Lawlor at the Kettle in Masonville Place London

Celebrating National Volunteer Week – London’s Volunteer Bellringers are Vital to the Mission of The Salvation Army

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If you think The Salvation Army doesn’t need volunteers, think again.

Without them, our Christmas Kettle Campaign would not be able to operate. And without this crucial fundraising initiative, the thousands of people we help at Christmas time and year-round would be left without hope.

With over 50 kettle locations in London placed in strategic locations throughout the city for 24 days, volunteers stand at the kettle to meet, greet and say thank you to shoppers. Individuals, businesses, service groups and churches [...]

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Walk with the Cross

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Story Courtesy of St. Thomas-Elgin Weekly News (click here for original article)

Around 200 worshipers marched to the sound of a 30 piece marching band on Good Friday

The Salvation Brass from the United Kingdom helped local worshipers celebrate the twenty-first annual St Thomas Walk with the Cross. Bandmaster Dean Jones and local Salvation Army Corp Captain Mark Hall joined with 30 other talented musicians to lead the march.

The Salvation Brass is a group of friends from around [...]

L-R London Majors Marketing Manager & Infielder, Cleveland Brownlee; Sally Ann; London Majors Owner & Field Manager, Roop Chanderdat

London’s Westmount Shopping Centre Hits An Easter Home Run

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On Saturday, April 4th Westmount Shopping Centre in London hosted the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt with the London Majors.  For this year’s event, The Salvation Army was also invited to participate.  Those in attendance were invited to visit stations around the mall to meet players from the London Majors Baseball Team, who also handed out Easter treats, signed autographs and took pictures with the kids.  The Easter Bunny and Sally Ann also roamed [...]

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Westminster Park’s iRead Program Assists Children with Development of Reading Skills

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Earlier this month, London’s Westminster Park Community Church began another session of their literacy program, iRead. The program has been running for one year with great success with the children involved.  At present there are 10 children that attend the program every Thursday after school from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

During that time, they switch from different stations which include, sight words, reading to someone, reading to themselves, as well as using iPads and computers that [...]