Lethbridge’s Emergency Disaster Services Team

Posted on 20th July 2017, by Alberta
Lethbridge's Emergency Disaster Services Team
The first time that the team of Salvation Army volunteers from Lethbridge’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) program took their brand new community response vehicle out, it was so new that the city’s health inspector had to certify the truck while the team was serving food for the very first time. A grass fire had erupted  […]

Glenmore Temple Band Celebrates 125 Years of Making Music

Posted on 5th July 2017, by Alberta
Glenmore Temple Band Celebrates 125 Years of Making Music
This year is a pretty big one for the Glenmore Temple Band as they are celebrating their 125th anniversary. Formed in 1892, the band has been providing Calgary with music at community events, seniors’ residences, worship services, the Stampede Parade, and at Salvation Army Christmas Kettles. In fact, Glenmore Temple Band is the longest participating band in the  […]

Creating Community Through Music

Posted on 23rd May 2017, by Alberta
“It is the most welcoming choir you will ever find, and there is literally everybody there from people who have studied music to people that occasionally sing along to the radio,” says Castledowns Community Choir member Laura Doyle. “Everybody is there helping and supporting and cheering everyone else on. You find companionship, fellowship, and a  […]
Fort McMurray wildfire 2016
It has been one year since the wildfire called ‘The Beast’ raged through Fort McMurray burning 5,000 square kilometres, destroying 2,400 structures, and leaving thousands homeless. Much has changed in Fort McMurray since the entire city was evacuated. Roughly 15,000 people have not returned to the community and for those who have returned, the psychological  […]

Red Cap Program Helps Kids Cope with Anger

Posted on 10th April 2017, by Alberta
RED CAP program in Lloydminster
Anger is a normal part of life, but many adults and children do not have positive opportunities to practice dealing with that emotion. For many families with children who have behavioral problems, working with their child to manage their anger can often feel overwhelming. That is why The Salvation Army in Lloydminster launched the RED  […]
Wetaskiwin Salvation Army Feed My Lambs program
When The Salvation Army in Wetaskiwin, Alta., learned that some elementary school students didn’t have enough food to get through the weekend, they developed a program that not only improves academic performance but gives struggling families one less thing to worry about. “It surprised me to learn how many kids go to school hungry,” says  […]