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Goderich Mobilized for Fort McMurray

Posted on 30th May 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
On Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th Suncoast Citadel, in Goderich, hosted a fundraiser to assist with fire relief efforts in Fort McMurray. Having experienced the effects of a natural disaster, and the outpouring of love from those outside the community, it was evident that this cause hit home with many. In addition to  […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Alberta Fires

Posted on 5th May 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
As fires continue to rage in Alberta, The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services is providing support to first responders and disaster survivors. The Salvation Army has deployed four Community Response Units to feed 800 first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire response efforts. Two additional response units will arrive in today. The Salvation Army  […]

Saving Saskatchewan – A Tale of Two Waynes

Posted on 18th August 2015, by Ontario Great Lakes
Saskatchewan Fire Relief – by Perron S. Goodyear By day, Wayne Mantyka is a reporter for CTV in Regina.  When a disaster happens in his home Province however, Mantyka becomes a volunteer with The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services.  He first started volunteering for The Salvation Army 6 years ago and sees it as a way of giving  […]
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Emergency Disaster Services Responds to Ammonia Leak in Fort Erie

Posted on 14th July 2015, by Ontario Great Lakes
First responders arrived at the scene of Rich Products in Fort Erie shortly after noon on Monday, July 6, 2015 due to an ammonia spill which resulted in the death of one contractor and non-life threatening injuries to two others.  Many in the surrounding area had to be evacuated while others were instructed to remain  […]

Local Salvation Army Personnel Deployed To Assist in Saskatchewan

Posted on 8th July 2015, by Ontario Great Lakes
The Salvation Army locally has received a request for assistance from the Army in Saskatchewan due to the ongoing wild fires situation.  The Ontario Great Lakes Division’s Director of Emergency & Disaster Services, Perron Goodyear, is being deployed early on Wednesday, July 8 to assist with leadership of the relief efforts on behalf of the  […]
Each year during the first full week of May, Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is held all across Canada. This annual national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners, including The Salvation Army. This year is the 20th annual EP Week and the theme is  […]
From August 5-9, 2014 The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team from London assisted with Rail Emergency Response Training in partnership with the City of London, CN/CP Rail, the Railway Association of Canada, and members of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada. The multi-day awareness training provided participants with an understanding of hazardous material  […]

Canadian Forensic Dentist Recalls Hope in the Midst of 9/11 Disaster

Posted on 28th November 2013, by Ontario Great Lakes
The 2013 Windsor Advisory Board Luncheon was held on Monday, November 18th at the Giovani Caboto Club. The goal of this annual event, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Windsor (1918), is to highlight the work of The Salvation Army and kick-off the Christmas Kettle Campaign. This year’s theme was “Giving Hope in the  […]

Emergency Disaster Training and First Responders Appreciation in Wingham

Posted on 31st October 2013, by Ontario Great Lakes
During the weekend of October 25-27, 2013 The Salvation Army in Wingham focused efforts on preparing local personnel to assist in the event the community or surrounding area is affected  from an unexpected emergency or major disaster, as well as honouring first responders. The weekend began with training on Friday, October 25th as 22 people  […]
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