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Salvation Army teams in The Philippines are preparing to provide assistance to the thousands of people affected by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Typhoon Yolanda). More than 2,000 people are thought to have lost their lives in the disaster, with hundreds of thousands left without homes, power or clean water. The worst-hit areas are impossible  […]

Tea in the Trenches

Posted on 11th November 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
To a young Canadian soldier caught up in the carnage of the First World War, The Salvation Army was a welcome sight. William “Bill” Clarke freely admits he is a bit of a packrat. “I come from a long line of hoarders,” he laughs. After years of procrastinating, his wife sent him down to the  […]

Making Time for Kindness

Posted on 4th November 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
The backbone of many Salvation Army programs and ministries are the thousands of volunteers who give of their time and abilities. Through their support, the Army is able to help more than one million people each year. What motivates volunteers to serve? What types of tasks do they do? Dr. Rod Overton—Fixing Joint Pain The  […]

Hockey Haven Helps Kids Beat the Streets

Posted on 28th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Eighteen-year-old Calvin grew up in Winnipeg’s North End where he was surrounded by gangs, drugs and kids with nothing to do who terrorized people. “The streets are dangerous,” says Calvin. “Programs like The Salvation Army’s Midnight Challenge are more important than ever.” “We started the program more than two decades ago when gang violence was  […]

Salvation Army in Rwanda Responds to Increasing Refugee Numbers

Posted on 25th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army in Rwanda is responding to the growing number of refugees fleeing across the border to escape ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. A transit centre at Nkamira – initially built for 2,000 people then extended to 5,000 – now houses in excess of 9,000. Because of this, a new camp  […]

Salvation Army Thrift Store Reopens in High River

Posted on 25th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
After suffering extensive damage due to the June floods, The Salvation Army Thrift Store on Centre Street has reopened. On Tuesday, November 5, there will be a grand-reopening of the store. The Salvation Army has provided services to the residents of High River for over 106 years. Read more

The Salvation Army Not Affiliated With Canadian Property Stars

Posted on 24th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army has received queries from the public regarding fundraising activities undertaken by Canadian Property Stars. The Salvation Army is not affiliated with Canadian Property Stars and The Salvation Army has no continuing relationship with this organization. Canadian Property Stars are not authorized to represent us or to raise funds on our behalf. If  […]

Salvation Army Caring Place Guests Pampered With Makeovers

Posted on 24th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Maple Ridge, B.C. – Part of The Salvation Army’s Homelessness Action Week activities last week included a special spa day at its Caring Place, a multi-function facility focused on providing essential needs of food, shelter and support to residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Clients of The Caring Place were offered free hair, makeup,  […]

People Helping People

Posted on 21st October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
When 28-year-old Bri-Jon volunteered with The Salvation Army he thought he’d be sorting clothes at a thrift store. Instead, he found himself on the front lines helping complete strangers—an experience that not only made a difference in the lives of others, but his own as well. “In 2008 the United Kingdom economy was in a  […]