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Celebrating Earth Day Through Retail and Recycling

Posted on 22nd April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army workers sorts clothes at thrift store
Although April 22, 2020, is globally recognized as Earth Day, The Salvation Army Thrift Store treats every day like Earth Day through retail and recycling. The sentiment of environmental stewardship is so deeply embedded in the organization’s work that it is reflected in the name: The Salvation Army Thrift Store, National Recycling Operations (NRO). The  […]

Knitting for a Cause

Posted on 20th April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
National Volunteer Week, April 19-25, is a time to celebrate Canada’s volunteers. The Salvation Army recognizes and honours the more than 130,000 people who donate their time and talents to help people in need—and ask nothing in return. For example, at The Salvation Army’s knitting club in Oshawa, Ont., one of the best parts of  […]

Salvation Army in Fredericton Delivers Food to Doorsteps

Posted on 16th April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army volunteer stands in front of van full of food
Last year, The Salvation Army in Fredericton launched Operation Senior Food Box Delivery, a program to bring groceries to seniors and help combat their loneliness with a visit. Little did they know their services  would have to quickly expand to help those impacted by COVID-19. “We’re delivering food to anyone who needs it right now,”  […]

Video Conferencing Connects Families with Loved Ones in Long-term Care

Posted on 8th April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Staff member helps resident with video conferencing and keeping connected
Keeping loved ones connected is critically important as long-term care and seniors’ homes are restricting visitations to protect residents from illness. With this in mind, The Salvation Army’s Ottawa Grace Manor long-term care home is bringing residents together with their families and loved ones through video conferencing. “My uncle was visiting with my grandmother in  […]
Guest receives lunch at Salvation Army mobile feeding unit
For those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic has many without access to their most basic needs. With cafés and community centres shut down, more hungry people are out on the street looking for help.  To stop the spread of COVID-19, The Salvation Army in Williams Lake, B.C., like many others, has cancelled  […]
Salvation Army worker hands bag of food to client from disaster services truck
Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an investment of $100 million to improve access to food for Canadians facing social, economic, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Salvation Army is grateful to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada for $5 million in funding as part of the $100 million investment.  […]

Why One University Student Stepped up to Volunteer During COVID-19

Posted on 2nd April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Paige packs food bags at Salvation Army Oshawa community and family services
Less than three weeks ago, Paige Sharp was in class, in the final semester of her degree, when she learned that buildings and lectures were shut down to reduce the impact of the coronavirus. As one who struggles with anxiety, she had no idea how she would cope with this latest hurdle. “There was a  […]