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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  […]

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  […]

Salvation Army Feeds Truckers Who Keep Supplies Flowing

Posted on 31st March 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army feeds truckers affected by COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, it’s harder for truckers to be behind the wheel as facilities and restaurants close. In Port aux Basques, Newfoundland, The Salvation Army is working with the provincial government, and in partnership with Marine Atlantic, to provide meals to those transporting goods and materials to or from the ferry crossing. “Hot  […]

Salvation Army Assists with Two Pop-up Shelters in Downtown Halifax

Posted on 27th March 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
emergency disaster services vehicle
While many Canadians are social distancing and safely self-isolated in their homes, others are simply unable to take these necessary precautions to protect themselves, especially those experiencing homelessness. In Halifax, The Salvation Army is collaborating with other local agencies to ensure there is a safe place for everyone by assisting with newly established pop-up shelters.  […]

Making Christmas Bright

Posted on 23rd December 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Amanda receives food at food bank
Christmas is supposed to be a season of joy and celebration. But for Amanda and her family, Christmas 2018 was a time of hungry bellies and no money for gifts. “Our comfortable lives had changed in an instant,” says Amanda. “The support we received from The Salvation Army in Calgary was incredible.” ‘We’d never had  […]