Siemens Canada and its employees recently joined efforts in support of families in need as part of their annual Hope for Holidays campaign. Employees collected funds and items for local charities and donations were matched by the company, resulting in an outstanding $35,000 donation to The Salvation Army. Employees from more than 20 Siemens offices  […]

The War on Waste

Posted on 4th February 2013, by
We live in a throw-away society. In Canada, Gooch et al. (2010) estimated that $27 billion of food is wasted each year, and 50% of that waste originates from households. None of us likes to waste food, but if we’re honest, we do. The issue of food waste has captured the attention of businesses, governments,  […]
Ozark, Ala. (January 31, 2013) – Volunteers and staff from The Salvation Army in Dale and Houston Counties continue their response in support of First Responders and families working to bring a peaceful resolution to the continuing hostage standoff in Midland City, Alabama, U.S.A. Stationed at the Incident Command post adjacent to the FBI Mobile  […]

Victims of Crash Thank Salvation Army Volunteers

Posted on 29th January 2013, by
DURHAM — Lakeridge Health hospital officials confirm that only one victim from Friday’s massive pileup on Hwy. 401 in Clarington remains in their care. A total of 10 victims were treated at hospital as a result of the horrific crash. Victims of the crash thanked Salvation Army volunteers for the hot drinks and food they  […]

No One Chooses to Eat Garbage

Posted on 28th January 2013, by
Imagine being so hungry that you are willing to eat someone else’s garbage? Yes, it’s dangerous, and most of us would cringe at the thought, but there are people in cities everywhere who are forced to eat food from trashcans because they are starving and desperate. In December 2012 The Salvation Army and Grey Canada,  […]

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.  […]