Prime Minister Visits Salvation Army

Posted on 28th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Prime Minister Visits Salvation Army
Over 500 people filled the parking lot of The Salvation Army’s Suncoast Citadel Friday morning in Goderich, Ont., anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Prime Minister. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the visit just in time to help with the ‘Huron County Backpacks for Kids’ program. “Canadians are there for each other at times of  […]

The Salvation Army in Texas Responds to ‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Harvey

Posted on 27th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army in Texas Responds to ‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Harvey
Forty-two mobile kitchens and two field kitchens have been deployed by The Salvation Army in Texas following the landfall of Hurricane Harvey. The Category 4 storm is the most damaging weather system to hit the mainland United States in more than 13 years. Meteorologists estimate that up to a metre of rainfall can be expected  […]

Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies

Posted on 21st August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Not Everyone Can Afford Back-to-School Supplies
Summer is starting to wind down and retailers are rolling out back-to-school deals. But not everyone can afford school supplies. What happens when struggling families simply can’t provide the essentials? Moncton, N.B., is one of many Salvation Army centres across Canada supporting low-income and struggling families by providing donated school supplies and backpacks. “Last year,  […]

Why Long-Term Care Matters

Posted on 14th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Why Long-Term Care Matters
Alice Mayor, 102, suffers with Dementia. Elliot Armstrong, 78, has physical limitations. Yet, despite their challenges, they are living enjoyable and fulfilling lives at The Salvation Army’s Golden West Centennial Lodge in Winnipeg. “Our goal is to provide health, personal and social supports to individuals through the last months and years of life,” says Joyce  […]

Veteran with PTSD Helps Himself by Helping Others

Posted on 11th August 2017, by Salvation Army
Aubrey Francis prepares meal for guests at Manna cafe
When thoughts of horror and loss start to seep into his mind, Aubrey Francis focuses on the positive things in his life―volunteering and his faith. Over a span of 20 years, Francis served 11 tours of duty. He was eventually diagnosed with PTSD and left the military. He continued to have nightmares of frightening scenes,  […]

Volunteer Serves the Army for More Than 65 Years

Posted on 11th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
You wouldn’t expect anyone to stand out in the cold each winter to help people in need. But, that’s exactly what Bill Oliver has done for more than six decades with a smile on his face. The 76-year-old has volunteered for The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign every year but one since he was nine-years-old  […]

Volunteering Improves Lives

Posted on 11th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
“I had just graduated from college and couldn’t find work,” says Tiffany.  “My husband heard a plea for Salvation Army volunteers on the radio and thought that the experience would give me an opportunity to develop new skills. And he was right.” Four days a week, Tiffany volunteers at The Salvation Army’s community lunch program  […]

Volunteer Shares How Giving Back Changed Her Life

Posted on 11th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Philomena is one of 136,000 volunteers across Canada who dedicate their time to helping people through the work of The Salvation Army. “I started volunteering at The Salvation Army 14 years ago,” says Philomena. “I had to quit my full-time job as a housekeeper because of Fibromyalgia―chronic muscle pain and tender points, fatigue and sleep  […]

Making Life Better for Those with Alzheimer’s

Posted on 11th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
An intelligent bookkeeper. A talented bowler. A bingo enthusiast. That’s the way Dave  remembers how his mother used to be. Now at age 82, Agnes suffers from Alzheimer’s. Agnes attends the Adult Day Program at The Salvation Army’s London Village five days a week.  At the program she enjoys the music the most, tapping her feet  […]

Depressions Ugly Hold

Posted on 11th August 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
“Depression put me in a dark place,” says Rob, 58. “I couldn’t see a future or an answer for any of the problems in my life. Depression affected my whole world and everything in it.” Rob’s life began to spiral out of control when physical injuries prevented him from working as a roofer. “I hid  […]