Salvation Army Provides Heat

Posted on 21st January 2013, by
Coping with cold weather is extremely hard if you are homeless. It’s equally as difficult if you are a low-income family. When Shelly contacted The Salvation Army she had no heat in her home. As temperatures dropped Shelly and her diabetic husband, who lived from paycheque to paycheque on a fixed income, were forced to  […]

Salvation Army Provides Support as Bush Fires Rage in Parts of Australia

Posted on 17th January 2013, by
As bush fires raged in parts of the Australian island of Tasmania in early January, The Salvation Army quickly deployed emergency response teams to assist affected communities. The Salvation Army’s southern regional emergency services team initially served meals and refreshments to people in the Tasmanian state capital, Hobart, who were disembarking ferries from the bush  […]

Salvation Army Christmas Campaign Falls Shy of $21 Million Goal

Posted on 15th January 2013, by
Toronto, ON January 15, 2013 — Donors, volunteers, sponsors and partners across Canada helped The Salvation Army’s 2012 Christmas Kettle Campaign collect $20.6 million, just short of the Army’s $21 million goal. With nearly 2,000 kettles nationwide, economic conditions played a factor in the public’s overall giving. Despite not reaching the fundraising goal, The Salvation  […]

Salvation Army Thrift Stores Food Collection Campaign a Giant Success

Posted on 7th January 2013, by
The results are in. Salvation Army Thrift stores from coast to coast collected 1,223 shopping carts full of food in their 2012 Open Your Hearts & Your Cupboard food collection campaign! Thrift Stores began collecting donations of non-persishable food items on October 8 to support local Salvation Army Food Banks. After 12 weeks of unwavering  […]

Haiti 2013: Continuing the Path to Recovery

Posted on 7th January 2013, by
January 12, 2013, marks the third anniversary of a major earthquake that inflicted catastrophe on Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. The Salvation Army has been active in Haiti since 1950 and following the earthquake hundreds of thousands of people flooded Salvation Army facilities for food, water, shelter and medical aid.  […]

Salvation Army National Leader Says Thank You

Posted on 31st December 2012, by
Commissioner Brian Peddle, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory
Dear friends: Thousands of Canadians experienced the joy of this past Christmas — because you enabled it. Most of us think of Christmas as a festive time, with presents under the tree, the smell of turkey in the oven, surrounded by family and friends. But for those who have met with hard times, Christmas is  […]

Walmart Canada Stores Help The Salvation Army ‘Fill the Kettle’

Posted on 19th December 2012, by
Toronto, ON December 19, 2012 – With donations to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign lagging, the organization is thrilled to announce that its partnership with Walmart Canada will continue. Walmart Fill the Kettle Day will be held on Thursday, December 20, and once again, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation  […]

Walmart Canada to Help Fill the Kettle

Posted on 18th December 2012, by
On Thursday, December 20, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $100,000. The Salvation Army encourages shoppers to visit Walmart on December 20 and make a donation. Every donation makes an impact in the life of someone in need.  […]
This past weekend, in 39 cities nationwide, almost 13,000 runners braved the cold December weather and participated in The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Presented by All Weather Windows. In partnership with the Running Room, this 5 km run and 1 km elf walk is held annually to raise funds that support Salvation Army social and  […]

Julia’s Turning Point

Posted on 3rd December 2012, by
Twelve-year-old Julia volunteered at Christmas alongside her mom. She wanted to remind hurting people that someone cared. That day lives changed, including her own. Little Red Gloves The Salvation Army building in Regent Park scared me the first time I saw it. A large barbed wire fence surrounded the parking lot, and there was garbage  […]