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Katrina: 10 Years Later

Katrina: 10 Years Later

08
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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast of the United States, The Salvation Army continues to be a source of hope, stability and service to the residents affected.

Early in the morning on August 29, 2005, the historic storm struck and its aftermath was catastrophic.  Experts estimate that Katrina caused more than $100 billion in damages.

On impact of the storm, Salvation Army emergency disaster workers and volunteers, included personnel from Canada, were on hand to deliver relief in the […]

Salvation Army Aids Rock Creek, B.C. Fire Evacuees

Salvation Army Aids Rock Creek, B.C., Fire Evacuees

08
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Hundreds of people fled an aggressive fire in British Columbia’s southern interior. Since the fire was reported last Thursday, August 13, The Salvation Army has provided relief assistance to first responders and evacuees. The evacuees say the flames were unlike anything they’d ever seen.

"Literally the tree tops were bursting like bombs and falling down on the top of our house," says Rob, who took refuge at The Salvation Army’s evacuation/reception centre in Kelowna.

Evacuation Centre

Within […]

Wildfire support

Salvation Army Assists Evacuees of Saskatchewan Wildfires

07
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As of Wednesday, July 1, there are 110 active wildfires burning in Saskatchewan.

Smoky conditions continue to make fire suppression efforts difficult, forcing more than 4,000 people to evacuate several northern communities.

In response to the extreme and persisting wildfires, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Personnel are on hand providing:

  • food services to 570 evacuees at Saskatoon’s Reception Centre, which includes three meals a day and snacks.
  • sandwiches, snacks, drinks to hundreds of evacuees in Regina.  
  •  breakfast to 120 people in Prince Albert.
  •  clothing to […]

Salvation Army Ebola Crisis Team at Work

Ebola Crisis Team Continues Work in West Africa

06
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The Salvation Army is an active member of the Ebola emergency response committee in Liberia, which includes all the government agencies and international donors. The committee meets regularly to help coordinate the work of responding to the pandemic outbreak.

When Ebola emerged in West Africa in early 2014, The Salvation Army worked to help prevent its spread, providing sanitizer and sterilizing chemicals; gloves, mouth guards and safety buckets; and protective wear for medical professionals.

Recently, members of The Salvation Army’s International Headquarters […]

Salvation Army mobile feeding unit at B.C.s Cache Creek flooding

News Briefs

06
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The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada. The following are recent snapshots of The Salvation Army at work.

Salvation Army Assists after Cache Creek Flooding

Cache Creek, B.C., was hit by flash floods on May 23, resulting in unbelievable devastation. The violent storm dumped 30 to 40 millimetres of rain on the village in less than an hour.

The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services quickly sprang into action, sending a community response unit from […]

Salvation Army Emergency Response in Nepal

Salvation Army Emergency Response in Nepal

05
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May 13- Another massive earthquake has struck the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal and The Salvation Army’s response continues to grow.

Urban support, in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur, is centered around camps for displaced people, including camp management roles and the provision of food and water. In rural areas, The Salvation Army is supplying food and shelter to remote communities in Ramechhap and Sindhupalchok Districts and around Ghorka.

One truck of relief items has made its way to Nepal from India […]

Canadian funds support Nepal Disaster Relief

Canadian Funds Support Nepal Disaster Relief

05
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Due to the generosity of Canadians, The Salvation Army in Canada will provide food support  (rice, dhaal, oil and salt) to 8,000 people affected by the earthquake in Nepal. These items will be distributed in 25 villages in the Tsum and Nubri Valleys, located in the northern part of the district of Ghorka.

The project will be done in partnership with Mountain Child, a registered charity in the US working in remote areas of Nepal. The Salvation Army will provide food […]

Salvation Army Response Team in Nepal Reaches Out to Remote Communities

Salvation Army Response Team in Nepal Reaches Out to Remote Communities

05
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May 3 -The Salvation Army team in Nepal is reaching out to remote communities, which have not received outside help. One group headed to Sindhupal, where there is no power, taking shovels and axes to help villagers who are trying to excavate bodies that have been buried in collapsed buildings. The village is very difficult to reach because of landslides and floods caused by the earthquake.

Captain MacDonald Chandi, of The Salvation Army’s International Emergency Services had to overcome similar problems […]

Emergency preparedness week

Emergency Preparedness Week: Are you prepared?

05
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Emergency Preparedness Week, May 3 to 9, is an opportunity for Canadians to ensure they are prepared for any emergency situation that may arise.

“An emergency can happen at any time and, in many cases, survivors can be better prepared to deal with the aftermath,” says Major Rick Shirran, The Salvation Army’s National Emergency Disaster Services Director.

“No one knows when disaster may strike,” continues Shirran. “But we can all be prepared. And when people are prepared to sustain themselves for at […]

Nepal earthquake relief

Arrival of Supplies in Nepal Means Large-Scale Distribution can Begin

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May 1 — The first supplies have reached The Salvation Army’s emergency response team in Nepal, meaning that large-scale distribution can begin. The initial response will be to two devastated communities near Kathmandu.

A team from India arrived on Thursday, April 30, with a delivery of 700 boxes of bottled water (8,400 litres) and 130 boxes of noodles (almost 6,000 packets). Young volunteers from The Salvation Army in Nepal worked tirelessly to get the goods off the truck and into storage. […]