Helping Teens Combat Bullying

Posted on 26th February 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
1 in 3 students are bullied
Wednesday, February 26, is Pink Shirt Day, when Canadians are encouraged to wear pink to support the prevention, awareness and education of bullying. The Salvation Army offers programs that provide positive strategies for bullied students and for bullies who use anger to control their classmates. “In today’s schools, bullying occurs once every 25 minutes.” In  […]

A Come From Away Christmas

Posted on 11th February 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Two stranded passengers eat meal provided by The Salvation Army
On December 25, 2019, Salvation Army employee Brian Snow organized efforts to feed 75 WestJet passengers who were stranded in Deer Lake, N.L. At 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Day, Snow was made aware of the situation. A plane full of travellers left for St. John’s late Christmas Eve when bad weather got in the way.  […]

Salvation Army Ramps up Services When Temperatures Plummet

Posted on 5th February 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army emergency disaster services vehicle serves the vulnerable on a cold night
When blasts of frigid weather strike, The Salvation Army across Canada is increasing its services to help the vulnerable stay warm. “The chance of at-risk or homeless people freezing is significant with sub-zero temperatures,” says Wayne McDonough, director of The Salvation Army’s Waterson Centre in Regina. “Cold weather affects both physical and mental health and  […]

Australia Bushfire Response Update

Posted on 14th January 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Weary firefighters are fed by Salvation Army emergency services
January 14, 2020—Salvation Army volunteers continue to provide around-the-clock support to disaster-affected communities across Australia. Due to the incredible needs, The Salvation Army has deployed rotating international and interstate teams to reinforce local volunteers. To date: we’ve activated more than 3,000 personnel who are providing immediate emotional, spiritual and practical support to firefighters volunteers and  […]

10 Years After the Earthquake

Posted on 12th January 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Youth in Haiti graduate from vocational training
January 12, 2020, marks 10 years since Haiti was devastated by an earthquake, killing more than 230,000 people and injuring 300,000. Since then, The Salvation Army has worked alongside Haitians helping to strengthen and rebuild their communities. “People were running, crying and screaming,” says Natasha, recalling the horror of that day. “As clouds of dust  […]