Are You Prepared?

Posted on 6th May 2013, by
In recent days seven communities in Ontario cottage country declared a state of emergency as they faced never before seen flooding. Many residents were unprepared as washed out or impassible roads left them stranded in their homes. Furthermore power was shut off for safety reasons and many home heaters and furnaces were flooded. Emergency Preparedness  […]
Celebrity chef Brad Long’s Café Belong among 16 participating restaurants asking Canadians to tweet, Facebook or Instagram photos in support of hunger awareness May 2, 2013 – Starting tomorrow, The Salvation Army is asking Canadians to picture less hunger through a week-long social media initiative that turns the simple act of food photography into an  […]

Addiction’s Destructive Hold

Posted on 29th April 2013, by
Ron’s life was a mess. His problems were gigantic. Then one day he stumbled on The Salvation Army, and his life became a different story. By age five Ron had faced the reality of his life. His mom was an alcoholic who was always passed out, and his father was physically abusive, constantly picking fights  […]
Salvationists in Bangladesh are responding after an eight-storey building collapsed in Savar, about 30 kilometres from the capital city, Dhaka. At least 200 people have been killed in the disaster, though that number is likely to rise as rescuers work their way through the ruins. The Bangladesh Command’s training college is only a kilometre from  […]

Salvation Army Assists Residents Returning to West in Texas, USA

Posted on 25th April 2013, by
Residents of  West, the Texas community that was blown apart by an explosion at a fertiliser plant, are receiving assistance from The Salvation Army as they seek to return to their homes. Fourteen people were killed in the disaster, with a further 200 injured. Local authorities report that more than 270 homes were affected by  […]

Volunteering Changes Lives, Including Your Own

Posted on 23rd April 2013, by
Every week Julie Whalen uses her spare time and skills to help others.  And every week she ends up gaining more than she could possibly give. On any given Thursday this full-time mom and supply pre-school teacher uses her passion for cooking and her desire to show love in her community to teach low-income families  […]

Giving is a Good Thing to Do

Posted on 15th April 2013, by
While thrift store shopping tends to keep money in your wallets, it could also help send a child to camp. With camping season just around the corner, Salvation Army Thrift stores are collecting funds to give deserving kids from economically disadvantaged homes a camping adventure. “Camp delivers life-changing moments for kids,” says John Kershaw, Managing  […]

Free Coffee is Grounds for Hope

Posted on 11th April 2013, by
By keeping a pot of coffee brewing, The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood is changing lives. “Coffee connects people,” says Kyle Brennan, Thrift Store Manager. “All of us need others for support and to feel valued.” For many in this community who live on a fixed income, the thrift store is more  […]

One Mothers’ Journey

Posted on 1st April 2013, by
Baby Stuart couldn’t imitate sounds, or even smile. While his mom, Susan, knew something was wrong, she had no idea that life would be very different than she’d ever expected. “At first Stuart had no facial reactions,” says Susan. “Then red flags became more diverse. There was no babbling—no pointing— no words.” Stuart couldn’t express  […]