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Chef and The Salvation Army Unite to Feed Community Affected by Wildfires

Posted on 12th September 2023, by SalvationArmy.ca
food in boxes
Since the wildfires in western Canada began, The Salvation Army has joined together with various partners to help provide food and hydration to evacuees and firefighters. In Kelowna, B.C., one chef and his team have made it a mission to ensure residents, evacuees, and front-line workers don’t go hungry. Chef Adam Relvas, and his wife  […]

The Salvation Army’s “Craft & Chat” Revives Community Bond and Kindness

Posted on 7th September 2023, by SalvationArmy.ca
lady knitting
Major Dena Hepditch was appointed to The Salvation Army in Red Deer, Alta., in August 2020. It was a time of great uncertainty as the COVID-19 pandemic still loomed. After spending the first year unable to see much of the community, Major Hepditch knew that once everything opened up, they would need to do something  […]

Backpack Program Allows Single Mother to Provide More for Her Family

Posted on 5th September 2023, by SalvationArmy.ca
3 childrens with backpack
The Salvation Army’s Back-to-School Backpack Program can serve as a much-needed support for parents when it comes to ensuring their children have all the required school supplies, ahead of the upcoming academic year. Mary (not her real name) has signed her children up for this program for the past three years. She heard about it  […]

Serving on the Front Lines of Wildfire Relief

Posted on 31st August 2023, by SalvationArmy.ca
tsa workers group of 5
All summer the wildfires have raged across the province of British Columbia, but two weeks ago they came perilously close to communities in the B.C. interior, prompting massive evacuations. Captain Jennifer Henson and her husband, Captain Rob Henson, are the corps officers of Renew Church in West Kelowna, B.C., an area hit hardest by wildfires.  […]

Women’s Shelter Provides More Than Just Safety

Posted on 31st August 2023, by SalvationArmy.ca
two ladies infront of computer
The Salvation Army in Calgary offers a 24-hour shelter for women who need a safe place. It accommodates 18 women fleeing domestic violence, eviction, human trafficking, addiction, or homelessness and gives them a chance to get back on their feet. “The unique thing about the shelter is that it feels like a home and not  […]
a tsa worker greeting two ladies
The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope in Calgary has opened its doors to provide shelter to Salvation Army clients and staff from Yellowknife who were forced to evacuate as part of The Salvation Army’s emergency response to wildfires. A total of 17 clients came to the Centre of Hope along with some staff members. Fifteen  […]

Stitched with Love

Posted on 24th August 2023, by SalvationArmy.ca
Lynette sits at her sewing machine
Since she was a young child, Lynette Yates has been sewing. It has been a passion she inherited from her mother, and it inspired her to lead the “Stitched with Love” program at The Salvation Army Citadel in St. John’s, N.L. “Stitched with Love” aims to help people through knitting and sewing. They meet every  […]

Demand Grows for Salvation Army Back-to-School Backpack Programs

Posted on 22nd August 2023, by SalvationArmy.ca
Halifax EDS van collects back-to-school supplies
Ahead of the back-to-school season, numerous Salvation Army ministry units across Canada are running backpack programs to ensure all students have the supplies they need for school. Some Salvation Army locations that run back-to-school initiatives are anticipating a rise in the number of participants this year. The Salvation Army in Halifax delivered more than 800  […]