Posts Tagged: Overseas Development

Salvation Army in Kenya gives food to drought-affected families

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In the district of Makueni, east Kenya, the rains failed in October, November and December 2010. The resultant drought and crop failures have left 2.6 million people in need of food aid. Following consultation with the Government Agriculture Office, The Salvation Army was asked to provide food to 388 families in an area that the government was struggling to assist. A Salvation Army team distributed a two-week ration of maize, beans and cooking oil to relieve distress at this difficult time. The most appropriate beneficiaries were chosen after discussions with

Canadian Salvation Army Members Recognized for Their Work in the Caribbean

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On Saturday, December 4, at Christmas with The Salvation Army, held at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall, Robert (well-known as Bob) and Shirley McArthur were presented with The Salvation Army’s Order of the Founder, the highest Salvation Army honour for distinguished service. The Order of the Founder was established by General Bramwell Booth in 1917 and first presented in 1920. In the 90 years since, there have been 241 recipients. The award is given to those officers/pastors and soldiers/members whose skilful and passionate work would have merited the attention and approval