International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Posted on 13th October 2019, by
Carolynn Barkhouse surveys the damage from Hurricane Dorian on Abaco Island
“Disaster risk reduction has become a hot topic in emergency management circles in recent years,” says Perron Goodyear, director of emergency disaster services for The Salvation Army’s Canada and Bermuda Territory. “In the past, the focus for emergency management professionals was mostly on response to incidents followed, out of necessity, by long-term recovery. Recently, however,  […]

Hotel Executive Volunteers with The Salvation Army

Posted on 7th October 2019, by
Roydell (right) volunteers at Salvation Army soup kitchen
“The Salvation Army treats people like human beings―family,” says volunteer, Roydell. “This keeps me coming back.” During the season of Thanksgiving in 2018, Roydell’s employer, one of Bermuda’s luxury resorts, offered to supply The Salvation Army’s soup kitchen in Hamilton with a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Wanting to support the vulnerable in her community, Roydell,  […]

When Addiction Takes Over

Posted on 26th September 2019, by
Greg (right) stands with Salvation Army worker in front of Calgary's Centre of Hope
At an early age, Greg’s rage was explosive. He was a child unable to cope with his emotions and turned to drugs. After 20 years on a downward spiral of drug abuse and criminal activity, he successfully beat his addiction with help from The Salvation Army. “There was a lot of anger at home and  […]

Salvation Army Expands Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Posted on 20th September 2019, by
Salvation Army worker gives supplies to survivor of Hurricane Dorian
More than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian delivered devastating blows to two of the major islands in the Bahamas, The Salvation Army’s relief efforts have expanded to help with the growing need. Working closely with the Bahamian government, The Salvation Army is providing support that includes supplies and emotional and spiritual care. The Salvation Army  […]

Unique Program Helps Low-Income Families at Back-to-School Time

Posted on 16th September 2019, by
Student holds new lunch bag filled with snacks for back to school
The back-to-school season can be very stressful for low-income families and children. To alleviate some of their financial burdens, The Salvation Army in Sarnia, Ont., developed a unique program that helps to ensure that the start of the school year is exciting for all children and their families. “All children deserve to have a good  […]

Salvation Army Continues to Respond to Hurricane Dorian

Posted on 10th September 2019, by
salvation army emergency disaster services vehicle during hurricane dorian
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, The Salvation Army continues to help those affected. “The Salvation Army is committed to assisting those affected by Hurricane Dorian for as long as we are needed,” says Perron Goodyear, territorial director of emergency disaster services in Canada and Bermuda. In the Maritimes, emergency disaster services personnel are on  […]

Hurricane Dorian Update

Posted on 6th September 2019, by
flooded street during a hurricane. iStock, Getty Images
The Salvation Army’s response to Hurricane Dorian continues. As it leaves the Bahamas behind, the true scale of the destruction is becoming clear. Atlantic Canada is preparing for its arrival and Salvation Army emergency disaster services are ready for deployment. Bahamas In Nassau, Salvation Army divisional leaders, Majors Clarence and Karen Ingram, and their staff  […]