Ottawa Citadel Volunteers Plant Community Garden

Posted on 13th June 2018, by juneli
A photo of Ottawa Citadel's garden
By: Caroline Franks The Ottawa Citadel Church has planted their annual garden to grow fresh produce which will provide those in need with healthy food through the church’s Community and Family Services food bank. Volunteers from the congregation work with students from Marius Barbeau Catholic Elementary School across the street, planting and maintaining the garden.  […]

12th Annual Circle of Hope Luncheon

Posted on 6th June 2018, by juneli
Photo of Circle of Hope Members
By: June Li During a beautiful spring afternoon, Salvation Army donors gathered at Parkview Manor for the 12th annual Circle of Hope Luncheon in Toronto. The Circle of Hope is a group of caring individuals who have left a bequest gift to The Salvation Army. This annual event gives the organization an opportunity to pay  […]
A photo of three individuals who participated in the lunch fundraiser
By: Caroline Franks The Salvation Army in Pembroke held their first annual “May the Fourth Be with You” fundraiser in support of their Community and Family Services Lunch program. The fundraiser was a delivery style lunch consisting of Turkey Caesar wraps and potato salad made by Salvation Army staff and volunteers.  Businesses and individuals ordered  […]

The Salvation Army’s Best Kept Secret

Posted on 31st May 2018, by juneli
By: June Li National Doughnut Day is coming up on Friday, June 1st, but do you know the history behind this special day? Celebrated on the first Friday of June, National Doughnut Day began in 1938 to honour the ‘Doughnut Lassies’ who served sweet delicious treats to soldiers who were on the frontlines of war.  […]

Congress and Commissioning Prayer Request

Posted on 29th May 2018, by juneli
Photo of a cross during sunset
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ; The prayer requests noted below were originally sent out from the Territorial Spiritual Life and Development Department and we would like to draw your attention to them again and invite you to partner with us in prayer as we put final touches on the preparations for this special weekend.  […]

A Tribute to the Empress of Ireland

Posted on 27th May 2018, by juneli
Photo of the Empress of Ireland
It was on the fateful day of May 29th that thousands of lives were lost in one of the country’s worst Maritimes disasters. During early hours, the Empress of Ireland was struck by a Norwegian Collier, causing the vessel to plunge beneath the surface of the St. Lawrence River in mere minutes. This tragedy devastated  […]

A Generation of Support

Posted on 23rd May 2018, by juneli
A photo of Susan Park's Mother and Father
By: June Li The month of May is often known as ‘Red Shield Month’ in The Salvation Army organization. Also known as the Red Shield Appeal, this annual fundraiser helps support the organization’s many life-changing programs and services running year round. For Susan, a long time donor, her support for the Red Shield Appeal stems  […]

A Way Home

Posted on 13th May 2018, by juneli
A Photo of Erin and Crystal together
By: June Li Crystal had a stable job and a warm home to go to every night. In every aspect, Crystal was self-sufficient. However, sudden turns of events left her without a place to call home. Unfortunately, Crystal was facing eviction and left with nowhere to go.  “I didn’t have time to find a place.  […]

Will You Be Ready When Disaster Strikes?

Posted on 9th May 2018, by juneli
An EDS personnel helping a lady to a Salvation Army victim services vehicle
By: June Li The Canadian Disaster Database reports that since 1900 more than 1,000 natural, technological, and conflict events have directly affected Canadians. Disasters vary in size and whether it is a forest fire or a house fire, the damage can be significant causing injuries, displacement, homelessness and even fatalities. “Devastating weather events are happening  […]

The Best Place Where You Will Never Eat

Posted on 2nd May 2018, by juneli
The Salvation Army Bayside Mission eating area
By: Mary Harris The name has been known in the City of Barrie for over 110 years. Twice a day, there’s a long line-up to get in, most customers are regulars and many eat both lunch and dinner there. The address is 16 Bayfield Street. When you take a look around you may realize you have  […]