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Salvation Army Responds to California Wildfires

Posted on 13th November 2018, by Salvation Army
Salvation Army staff and volunteers are providing assistance to first responders and people affected by unprecedented wildfires in California. More than a quarter of a million people have been forced from their homes in a disaster that has already claimed at least 30 lives. 220 people remain unaccounted for and nearly 7,000 structures have been  […]

War Bride Remembers First-Hand the Impact of The Salvation Army

Posted on 8th November 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
the salvation army celebrates remembrance day
Kath Stewart, 93, has a personal connection to war and the service and sacrifices made. As Canadians remember and give thanks to people in all armed conflicts, past and present, Kath shares her vivid memories of extreme personal hardship and how The Salvation Army was present to comfort and help maintain military morale.“It’s not easy  […]
Canadian Personnel serving as Incident Management Team in Panama City, Fla
PANAMA CITY, FL – A team of 12 Salvation Army emergency disaster personnel have their boots on the ground to manage operations in the Florida Panhandle as residents continue to cope with the destruction and devastation from Hurricane Michael. “We are extremely grateful to have our Canadian counterparts managing operations,” says Steven Hartsook, Divisional Disaster  […]

Shelter for Those Who Have No Place to Stay Warm

Posted on 31st October 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jeromy, left, and a team from The Salvation Army fundraise to provide winter shelter
On October 12, 2018, Jeromy, who has experienced homelessness, and over 80 people from the community of Fort Frances, Ont., spent the night lining the main street with chairs, sleeping bags and mattresses to raise awareness around the issue of homelessness and funds for winter shelter. “People experiencing homelessness are sleeping in the bush, on  […]

When Hope Ran Out

Posted on 22nd October 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Sharon Crews
Alcohol and bulimia had taken over Sharon’s life. Then, following the death of her mother, she lost all hope and the desire to live. With a bottle of pills in the palm of her hand, Sharon called The Salvation Army in St. John’s, N.L. “I wasn’t looking for attention,” says Sharon. “I was ready to  […]

A Night of Hope

Posted on 19th October 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Take
Take (pronounced talk-ee), a former auto mechanic, knows how it feels to be homeless. He was at an all-time low when he walked through the doors of The Salvation Army’s Anchor of Hope in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. “I was ready to die in the cold,” says the 52-year-old. “I’m lucky to be alive.” Life began  […]

Embracing Mental Health

Posted on 10th October 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Johnny, who learns to cook at The Salvation Army, is one in 5 Canadians who experience mental illness
Mental illness is one of Canada’s major public health issues and world mental health day, October 10, exists to promote the awareness of such issues. Last year, The Salvation Army helped over 1.7 million Canadians, many of whom struggle with mental health challenges. As we provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness, rehabilitation for those struggling  […]