Responding to Belmont Fire

Posted on 11th September 2008, by Ontario Great Lakes
On Wednesday, September 3rd a family of 6 in Belmont, Ontario lost everything in a devastating fire. The fire burned as family waited at a London hospital with their 13 year old son who was having major surgery to remove a tumor. Following the fire, personnel from The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services received information  […]

Backpacks for School

Posted on 26th August 2008, by Ontario Great Lakes
Carmen Saltarelli – General Manager Staples Ancaster, Major Byron Jacobs and Tracy Hyland – Ancaster Store Manager Sleep Country Canada, gather at Meadowlands shopping centre to collect backpacks and school supplies. An influx of calls to The Salvation Army has necessitated some action to respond to an increased demand for school supplies to help parents  […]

Emergency Training

Posted on 22nd July 2008, by Ontario Great Lakes
No one wants to find themselves in an emergency situation, but it is best to be prepared. When a disaster strikes, The Salvation Army is ready to meet the needs of the community and responds quickly. Trained volunteers and Army personnel provide food, supplies and support during and after the crisis. Are you interested in  […]

Not Alone.

Posted on 14th July 2008, by Ontario Great Lakes
It’s important to know that you are not alone. This is one of the reasons that Matt Bursey from Lawson Ministries has been biking across North America for the past 3 1/2 months. Though sometimes a lonely journey for himself, Matt has ridden his bike over 7,000 km so far to show people with disabilities  […]

Open House in Essex to Celebrate Re-launch

Posted on 17th June 2008, by Ontario Great Lakes
Captains Mark and Nancy Braye are eagerly anticipating the re-dedication and re-launch of The Salvation Army building in Essex. On Saturday, June 21, they will open their doors to host a Community Open House with Kids Activities from 1:00-4:00 PM. The following day on Sunday, June 22, special guests Major Rene and Wanda Loveless will  […]

Where is Matt?

Posted on 12th June 2008, by Ontario Great Lakes
Matt Bursey left Hamilton, Ontario 2 months ago to begin the Far & Wide Bike Trek to raise funds and awareness for adults with disabilities. Funds raised from this trek are going to support the creation of The Salvation Army Autism Centre in Hamilton. Matt has biked his way through the cities of the east,  […]

Territorial Leaders visit London and bring message of Hope

Posted on 12th June 2008, by Ontario Great Lakes
Commissioners William & Marilyn Francis celebrate the opening of the new daycare in London. Commissioners William and Marilyn Francis made the most of their time during a visit to London Ontario on Monday, May 12th, 2008 by visiting all three social service facilities in the city as well as enjoying lunch with over 300 guests  […]

National Hunger Awareness Day

Posted on 4th June 2008, by Ontario Great Lakes
June 5th is National Hunger Awareness Day. This is a growing movement to raise awareness about the problem of hunger in Canada. From food banks, for those who don’t have enough money to feed themselves or their families, to community response vehicles that travel the streets to feed those often overlooked, The Salvation Army in  […]

6th Annual Salvation Army Golf Day

Posted on 27th May 2008, by Ontario Great Lakes
Each year, for the past 6 years, the Ontario Great Lakes division hosts a Golf Day to help to raise funds for the work of The Salvation Army. This year supporters of the Army will be heading out to Beverly Golf Course for a fun day of BBQ, golf, prizes and fellowship. There will be  […]

12 000 km Trek for People with Disabilities

Posted on 8th April 2008, by Salvation Army
Matt Bursey is one dedicated brother – he is willing to give up creature comforts for 6 months and travel an incredible distance by bicycle to help change the world that his sister lives in. On Thursday April 3rd, Matt will be departing on a Far and Wide Bike Trek to help raise awareness and  […]