From Rock Bottom To Rebuilding

Posted on 10th March 2016, by Alberta
“The Salvation Army has meant all the difference between being homeless and possibly dead because I was very suicidal,” states Shelley, a recovering alcoholic and women’s residential services client. Shelley was a successful administrative assistant but she was drinking too much. First she lost her job then she was evicted from her apartment when she  […]

Community Comes Together For Family Day Meal In Peace River

Posted on 17th February 2016, by Alberta
Family Day community meal and volunteer appreciation event.
The Salvation Army Peace River Community Church brought together over 160 volunteers, clients, staff, and members of the community on Family Day for their annual Volunteer Appreciation and Community Meal. “It is so humbling bringing the whole community together and having a whole mix of people sit and talk together,” Lieutenant Peck Ee Wong said.  […]

Woman Finds Meaning Volunteering While Homeless

Posted on 20th January 2016, by Alberta
Originally from Namibia, Hileni moved to Edmonton from Toronto in April 2015 in search of a better life. Things didn’t go her way right away, and Hileni found herself living in a women’s shelter downtown. While living there, she would often visit The Salvation Army’s nearby Community & Family Services for a hot meal. "One  […]

Angels In The Night

Posted on 16th December 2015, by Alberta
In the dark of the Calgary night on December 8, thirty-five Angels in the Night volunteers form a line from the delivery truck in the back alley to the sorting room at the Centre of Hope. They pass socks, work boots, gloves, underwear, and work pants down the line until the truck is empty. The  […]

Wood Automotive Group Donates $100,000 To Calgary Kettles

Posted on 10th December 2015, by Alberta
The Salvation Army Calgary Christmas Kettle Campaign received a major boost last week when Wood Automotive Group pledged to donate $100,000 by making a donation for every vehicle sold at their dealerships throughout December. Participating dealers are Woodridge Ford Lincoln, Advantage Ford, Big 4 Motors, Village Honda, Driverz Auto, Okotoks Ford Lincoln, Cavalcade Auto Acceptance,  […]

Community Christmas Dinner More Than Just A Meal

Posted on 5th December 2015, by Alberta
Every December, The Salvation Army’s Addictions and Residential Centre (ARC) in Edmonton holds a free Christmas dinner open to anyone in the community. The number of people who attend varies each year depending on weather and economic situations, and this year, 354 people enjoyed a traditional Christmas turkey dinner, served by 35 volunteers. The Salvation  […]

Christmas Programs Brings Hope To Families

Posted on 2nd December 2015, by Alberta
Growing up in foster care and battling addictions and mental illness as a teen, Doreen Chalifoux never experienced a real Christmas with her family. Now the single-parent of six has been able change that for her own children with the help of The Salvation Army. Before learning about the Christmas programs offered by The Salvation  […]