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Can Homelessness Be Wiped Out?

Posted on 17th February 2011, by Salvation Army
It has been said that homelessness can be wiped out within a decade if the right strategy is in place. In Canada, an estimated 150,000 to 300,000 people are homeless, living in shelters or on the streets. On any given night, 40,000 people stay in homeless shelters and The Salvation Army provides one quarter of  […]
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Acts of Kindness on Valentine’s Day

Posted on 11th February 2011, by Salvation Army
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a day of romance. It can be a day of kindness with opportunity to spread good will. On February 14 in Williams Lake, B.C. the “empty bowl” project will raise funds and awareness for The Salvation Food Bank and hunger in that community. Cariboo Potters Guild, with a membership  […]
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New School for Low-Income Kids

Posted on 8th February 2011, by Salvation Army
Thought to be a first for Canada, will a program that only admits low-income students help them battle the effects of poverty or set them up for ridicule? Opening this fall, a Niagara-area school will only admit low-income students whose parents don’t have a college or university education. Students from low-income homes often struggle in  […]
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Can You Trust a Homeless Person?

Posted on 2nd February 2011, by Salvation Army
What would happen if, instead of spare change, you handed a person in need a credit card to shop for whatever they needed? In New York City an advertising executive handed over her American Express Platinum Card to a homeless man after he asked her for change. The man, who was without a home after  […]
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With No Aid, Woman Freezes to Death

Posted on 25th January 2011, by Salvation Army
Suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a 66-year-old Toronto woman recently wandered from her home without a coat, in sub-zero temperatures. The distressed woman cried for help but no one came to her aid or called 911. Detectives say at least two residents heard the woman’s screaming and one man saw her in distress but ignored her.  […]
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“Like” Hanes on Facebook and Support The Salvation Army

Posted on 17th January 2011, by Salvation Army
It’s quick and easy. Visit Facebook.com/hanescanada and ‘Like’ their page. By doing so you’ll help Hanes donate 5,000 T-shirts to The Salvation Army. One T-shirt for every person that clicks the donate button will be donated to The Salvation Army for distribution to those who have met with hard times. Latest reports show that 2,000  […]
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Homeless Man with Golden Voice is an Online Video Sensation

Posted on 5th January 2011, by Salvation Army
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTysXITBCmk His voice will make you sit up and listen. The homeless man with the rich baritone voice, Ted Williams, is an online video sensation with more than 4 million views. And, his fame may have landed him a job. Williams was spotted by The Columbas Dispatch, Ohio’s top news source for local news, standing  […]
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Will you make any New Years Resolutions?

Posted on 29th December 2010, by Salvation Army
How long do your New Year’s resolutions last? Will you make one this year? For many of us, the New Year will hold challenges such as getting into shape, completing overdo remodeling projects, eating healthy foods and how to save money. But for one in 11 Canadians the New Year will be one that carries  […]
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Salvation Army Symbols and References in Film and Music

Posted on 23rd December 2010, by Salvation Army
For decades, Salvation Army traditional sounds such as brass bands, carollers and bell-ringers have had several references made to them by popular culture. Today these familiar Salvation Army symbols of Christmas continue to raise awareness and funds for the ongoing work of the Army. In Film A Christmas Story (1983) The Salvation Army’s Northeast Ohio  […]
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Kevin Frankish and Breakfast Television Helps to Fill the Kettle

Posted on 21st December 2010, by Salvation Army
For his third consecutive year, Kevin Frankish, co-host of Toronto’s Number 1 morning show Breakfast Television, is an on-line bell-ringer. In 2009, the BT ikettle raised close to $45,000 for The Salvation Army during the Christmas season. The iKettle is an easy-to-use online tool that allows participants to customize their own iKettle web page and  […]
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