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No Permanent Address for Peter – Video

Posted on 16th March 2010, by Salvation Army
It’s about survival. Homeless youth are rarely on the streets by choice. They are typically there because of circumstances. Peter Lewis, 26, discovered that sleeping on the streets, in tents, emergency shelters or on friends’ couches was a solution to an unstable family situation.
Categories: Feature

Haiti – Baby Girl Born in Salvation Army School Parking Lot

Posted on 10th March 2010, by Salvation Army
On March 8, outside The Salvation Army’s classroom doors, a miracle occurred in the midst of chaos. A young pregnant woman in labour walked into The Salvation Army facility that houses the Army’s current school and clinic in Port-au-Prince. She had no time to make it to the nearest working hospital, 40 minutes away. Staff  […]
Categories: Newswire

Salvation Army Response to Chile Earthquake: Update 4

Posted on 10th March 2010, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army in southern Chile has been officially recognized by the government and will continue to provide immediate and long-term assistance in assigned zones. A Salvation Army church in Hualpencillo, near Concepcion (which suffered great devastation), is serving meals, and tents have been set up on the property to house those whose homes were  […]
Categories: Newswire
On Tuesday, March 9, 2010, the W. Garfield Weston Foundation presented a donation of $1.5 million to The Salvation Army Homestead in Toronto, a residential recovery program for women who are struggling with substance abuse issues, for urgently needed building renovations. The donation from the Foundation will provide much needed infrastructure renovations in the heating,  […]
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Moncton doctor Haiti-bound on Behalf of The Salvation Army

Posted on 9th March 2010, by Salvation Army
It’s exactly eight weeks since a massive earthquake rocked Haiti Jan. 12, leaving an estimated 200,000 dead, a country in ruins, and untold injured and homeless. As time has gone on, the world’s eyes have turned to new problems, but the crisis in the tiny Caribbean nation continues and Metro Monctonians are still finding ways  […]
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Salvation Army-run Home Heating Program Meets Critical Needs

Posted on 9th March 2010, by Salvation Army
When temperatures plummet, many low-income families are forced to chose between buying groceries or paying for the energy bill. Since 1997 The Salvation Army-run Good Neighbours Energy Program in Nova Scotia has been helping individuals and families when they have nowhere else to turn.
Categories: Feature

Salvation Army Supports Proposed Changes to Disbursement Quota

Posted on 5th March 2010, by Salvation Army
OTTAWA, March 5, 2010 – The proposed changes to the Disbursement Quota announced yesterday in the 2010 federal budget are widely supported by The Salvation Army. The removal of the quota will provide The Salvation Army; one of Canada’s largest charities, with increased flexibility in meeting the needs of Canadians during a time when more  […]
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