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Community asked to help Bethesda

Posted on 9th March 2012, by Ontario Great Lakes
Last month, The Salvation Army announced the closure of the Bethesda Centre, a program for teenage mothers which we have been honored to operate in the London community for more than 50 years. The Centre provides a supportive and positive residential environment where expectant mothers are able to continue their education while learning how to  […]

Hearts for Homes – Helps the Homeless

Posted on 21st February 2012, by Ontario Great Lakes
A group of university students recently held a homeless awareness event to raise money for The Salvation Army. “Hearts For Homes,” an event organized by McMaster student Emily Landon, didn’t take place on the university campus. Instead, it was a one-night event complete with a live band and barbeque outside the Salvation Army Meadowlands Church  […]

Over 500 attend London’s Festival of Carols

Posted on 16th December 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
On Monday, December 5, 2011, The Salvation Army’s London Citadel Band and the First-St. Andrew’s United Church Choir treated Londoners to a free concert and Carol Sing. Centennial Hall was filled with anticipation as Chief Secretary Colonel Floyd Tidd, emcee for the evening, introduced each number.  Bandmaster John Lam and the London Citadel Band started  […]

Bell Canada Christmas Donation

Posted on 16th December 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
The people of Bell Canada Detailed Engineering in London have been donating to the Salvation Army Christmas Hamper Program for at least the past 16 years. Their latest contribution was made on Monday December 12thafter employees completed their fundraising campaign that included employees picking stars from a wish tree and also raising funds through various raffles  […]

Step Seven Inc. Donation

Posted on 16th December 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
A delightful sight greeted Frank and Becky, Centre of Hope London staff, when they walked into Step Seven Inc. on a chilly afternoon; a room full of new toys in great mountainous piles to be donated. Chris G., President of Step Seven Inc., was pleased to help load the toys into The Salvation Army truck  […]

2011 London Christmas Hamper Program begins

Posted on 12th December 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
The Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper program will begin distribution today, Monday December 12.  Anyone wishing to register can visit the Western Fair District Special Events Building from 9:00a.m. – 3:00 p.m. from Monday December 12 – Friday, December 16 or Monday, December 19 .- Wednesday, December 21.  Each hamper consists of a turkey or chicken  […]

Hewitt Donates Equipment for London’s Christmas Hamper Operations

Posted on 9th December 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
For the second consecutive year, our good friends at Hewitt Material Handling donated the use of forklifts and “walkies” to our Christmas Hamper operations. The Hamper program provides over 5000 food hampers and over 5500 bags of toys for families and children in need at Christmastime. An operation this large requires the handling of thousands  […]

The London Santa Clause Parade, Teddy Bears and The Salvation Army

Posted on 9th December 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
Once again, the London Santa Claus Parade went on a literal “drive” to collect teddy bears for The Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper program. Shaun Merton, parade coordinator, works tirelessly every year to ensure the success of  the Santa Claus Parade for all London families and a “Teddy Bear Toss” for those families in need during  […]

Centre of Hope volunteer donates toilet paper

Posted on 9th December 2011, by Ontario Great Lakes
Susan Graham, a beloved Centre of Hope volunteer, saw a specific need in our Community Services department and took personal action to alleviate that need. While volunteering in our Food Bank, Susan noticed an overwhelming need for hygiene products such as toilet paper. Since such things are not donated regularly, Susan and her husband Richard  […]

Grand Opening of Shelter in Sudbury

Posted on 14th November 2011, by
October 5th, 2011 marked the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Cedar Place Cèdre in Sudbury, Ontario. The shelter for women and families in crisis is housed in a 12 bedroom, 20 bed capacity home that provides sleeping accommodation, meals and support. Renovations, painting, and cleaning took place over the summer and were paid  […]