Homeless and Hungry

Posted on 10th July 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Homeless and Hungry
Jim was 70, penniless and living in a storage locker when he turned to The Salvation Army in Belleville, Ont., for help. “I was in a pit,” says Jim. “And there was only myself to blame.” Jim was raised in a middle-class family and was a good kid until his teens. Then he started drinking.  […]

Adult Day Program Helps Senior with Dementia

Posted on 12th June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Eleanor sits on chair learning Ukulele at adult day program
Eleanor has early onset dementia and one of the best therapies for her has been The Salvation Army’s adult day program in Hamilton, Ont. “I’ve seen quite a change in Eleanor since she began the program 18 months ago,” says husband, Jim. “She is more outgoing and engaging to talk with. She attends the program  […]

Long-time Volunteer Shares How Giving Back Changed Her Life

Posted on 28th April 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Philomena distributes food in yellow plastic bags at food bank
Philomena Allicock is one of 136,000 volunteers across Canada who dedicate their time to the work of The Salvation Army. Volunteering has changed her life and impacted the lives of vulnerable people. “I started volunteering at The Salvation Army in Oshawa 14 years ago,” says Philomena. “I had to quit my full-time job as a  […]

Making Life Better for Those With Alzheimer’s

Posted on 7th March 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Agnes and friends do puzzles at London's adult day care centre
An intelligent bookkeeper. A talented bowler. A bingo enthusiast. That’s the way Dave Yule remembers how his mother used to be. Now at age 82, Agnes Yule suffers from Alzheimer’s. Agnes attends the Adult Day Program at The Salvation Army's London Village five days a week. Brothers Dave and Brian Yule share the duties of dropping  […]

Teen Volunteers at Salvation Army After-School Program

Posted on 16th February 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jamie-Lynn (left) cuts cucumber with after-school participant
Jamie-Lynn started attending an after-school program at The Salvation Army in Kingston, Ont., when she was seven-years-old. Today, the 14-year-old volunteers at the same place where she learned how to read and write. “After I learned how to read, write and do math, I passed school with flying colours,” says Jamie-Lynn. “I love it here.”  […]

Single Parent Finds Hope in the Midst of Darkness

Posted on 9th February 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Julie (left) family services worker sets goals with Leena (right) to get her back on her feet
For Leena, single parenting and poverty go hand in hand. “I’m struggling,” says the 38-year-old. “But without The Salvation Army I’d feel worse. Hope wouldn’t be there.” In 2014, Leena’s husband of 16 years abruptly left the marriage. “I received a phone call at work to say my husband was home collecting his belongings and  […]

Community Meal Brings Hope to the Table

Posted on 6th February 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Community meal participants line up and sit around tables enjoying fellowship and a hot meal
A year ago David was living on the streets and longed for a warm, nutritious, meal. Cold, alone and vulnerable, the 44-year-old came to The Salvation Army’s Hot Meal Program in Medicine Hat, Alta. “I wasn’t just a number walking through the door,” says David. “They asked how I was doing―and that was awesome.” Last  […]

Wildfires Prompt Increased Need for Help this Christmas

Posted on 15th December 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Man and child and Salvation Army worker stand in from of Salvation Army medicine hat angel tree
This Christmas, families and individuals in Fort McMurray who were affected by the wildfires in May are starting from scratch and The Salvation Army is offering practical support to help.   “I can go to my storage containers and pull out my winter coat, boots, Christmas tree and decorations,” says Major Marina Jennings of The  […]