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Salvation Army Response to Christchurch Mosque Shootings

Posted on 15th March 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Hands hold a red heart
Following mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which have claimed at least 49 lives, members of The Salvation Army–particularly those near the sites of these attacks–were able to provide support and transport for those who needed it. Members of The Salvation Army’s Christchurch City Corps (church) are working at the hospital where  […]

Mobile Kitchen Feeds the Hungry in Halifax

Posted on 14th March 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
kitchen hand out hot food to people in downtown Halifax
Feeding the hungry. Providing sufficient footwear for cold weather. Offering a listening ear.  Whatever the need, The Salvation Army’s Community Response Unit (CRU), a mobile kitchen in Halifax, is helping the vulnerable during some of the coldest days of winter. “One young lady ate four bowls of soup because she had no food in her  […]

A Unique March Break Camp for Children in Poverty

Posted on 11th March 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Children gather outdoors at March Break Camp
Regent Park, located in downtown Toronto, is recognized as having the highest concentration of child poverty in Toronto’s north-west. To give the children a boost and help them escape the pressures of home, The Salvation Army’s March break camp provides them with a weekend away and activity-filled days in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.  […]

A Child Torn Apart by Addiction

Posted on 5th March 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Former addict, John Higgins
According to Health Canada, one in seven Canadians consumes high enough quantities of alcohol to put them in danger. Sadly, the most tragic consequences of excessive drinking are often found in children who witness the abuse. “One in seven Canadians consumes high enough quantities of alcohol to put them in danger.” “Growing up in an  […]

Salvation Army Offers Children Effective Solutions to Bullying

Posted on 26th February 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Boy and girl bullies
Feb 27 is Pink Shirt Day, when Canadians are encouraged to wear pink to support bully prevention awareness, education and programs. Bullying is a major problem in our schools and on social media and the Internet. The Salvation Army’s Red Cap Anger Management Program for children offers positive strategies for targets of bullying and for  […]

Overcoming Poverty and PTSD

Posted on 19th February 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
John (right) receives hug from Salvation Army worker, Val (left)
John’s unstable and traumatic childhood left him struggling with PTSD. As a result, he has suffered in the key areas of his life that include socialization and employment. Through a variety of supports, The Salvation Army in Regina is helping him overcome some of the challenges related to PTSD and has restored his faith in  […]

New Mom Leaves Poverty Behind

Posted on 15th February 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Holly and her daughter at Bethany Hope Centre
For most of her life, Holly slept on the streets or stayed with friends. She’s skipped meals to pay the bills  and panhandled to have food to eat. Now she’s a new parent, wanting to improve her financial situation. With help from The Salvation Army she is accessing the resources needed to leave poverty behind.  […]