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The Salvation Army launches 128th annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

Posted on 19th November 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Woman Donates to Salvation Army Kettle
TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2018 – Today, The Salvation Army officially launches its 2018 Christmas Kettle Campaign, which is its largest public fundraising drive of the year. Now in its 128th year, the annual fundraiser seeks donations from the public to help The Salvation Army assist millions of people living in poverty. With one in seven  […]

Salvation Army Responds to California Wildfires

Posted on 13th November 2018, by Salvation Army
the salvation army assisting in california with wildfires
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  […]
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  […]
Salvation Army responds to disaster in Indonesia
Widespread power and communications failures are hampering relief efforts in Donggala and Palu, Indonesia, following a 7.7-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami which caused massive damage across Central Sulawesi. Thousands of homes in the region have been destroyed or severely damaged, leaving many people homeless and sheltering under tarpaulins. The Salvation Army has a substantial presence  […]