Posts Tagged: Manitoba

Food Bank May Feel Effects Of Rising Prices

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Experts are predicting a sharp rise in food prices as drought conditions continue throughout much of the United States and parts of eastern Canada. Lt. Peter Robertson from the Salvation Army in Portage, la Prairie, says people who are already accessing the food bank are having enough trouble making ends meet as it is, so any increase in the price of food means less money in their pockets. Robertson notes folks will either have to eliminate something else from their lives or cut back on the amount of food they’re

New Salvation Army Resource Centre Opens

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Winnipeg – It may have been relocated nine times over the past 25 years, but The Salvation Army is only looking to the future with the unveiling of its Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre on Morrow Avenue in St. Vital. “This new facility today with its vast capacity will offer a multifaceted response to the needs of families and individuals, treating each one of them with dignity,” said Commissioner Brian Peddle, territorial commander of The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory, on Monday. “For young people, for moms and dads,

Another Reason to Spring Clean — Help Out The Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army Thrift Stores across Western Canada are currently experiencing a slowdown in donations and are hoping the public can help. “We’re in need more now than we have been in years,” said Scott Gilmore, marketing co-ordinator at Salvation Army NRO West, adding that with spring cleaning, “it’s a great time for us to get more donations. We also have flood victims and fire victims to help.” Read more.  

Pilot Program Helps Newcomers

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Brothers, who left university to come to Canada from the Democratic Republic of Congo a year ago, are recent grads of the Salvation Army’s Life and Employability Enhancement Program for new immigrants, otherwise known as LEEP. Like the brothers, almost all of LEEP’s participants are from war-affected African countries. Last year, with the help of Manitoba Public Insurance, LEEP tried something new — a driver-training program that mirrors the one high school students take. Twelve participants got 30-odd hours of classroom training, the written test and eight hours of in-car

CEOs Experience Life on the Streets

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On September 29, 30 CEOs in Winnipeg slept outdoors at Portage and Main to raise funds and awareness of what life on the street is like. Armed with toques and sleeping bags, the group raised funds for its Downtown BIZs program, called Change for the Better, geared to reduce panhandling and homelessness. The goal of the program is to encourage people to stop giving spare change to panhandlers, which might encourage them to stay on the street and/or feed an addiction, and instead give money to social agencies, such as

Salvation Army Provides Ongoing Aid as Floods Wreak Havoc on Manitoba

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As wind and rain storms continue to blast through Manitoba, severe flooding continues to affect hundreds of residences. Communities along the southeast shore of Lake Manitoba were hit hard and Salvation Army personnel provided physical and spiritual needs to those impacted. Says Captain Les Marshall, The Salvation Army’s Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development: “It’s a real mess. Flooding is at unprecedented levels in the lake and houses are now islands. This past weekend we looked after 257 people in the St Laurent area as they are under mandatory

The Salvation Army Seeks Assistance in Helping Flood Victims Recover

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With flood levels in South Western Manitoba at a critical stage, The Salvation Army is mobilized, responding and working diligently to address the physical and spiritual needs of those impacted by this disaster. To date, more than 10,000 meals have been served throughout SW Manitoba. In addition to portable canteen units The Army has provided personal care kits, light snacks, refreshments, emotional and spiritual care at local flood reception centres. For many, this flood marks the beginning of a long, heart-wrenching process of rebuilding. A great number of people have