Emergency Disaster Services

Goderich Mobilized for Fort McMurray

Posted on 30th May 2016, by The Salvation Army in Canada
On Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th Suncoast Citadel, in Goderich, hosted a fundraiser to assist with fire relief efforts in Fort McMurray. Having experienced the effects of a natural disaster, and the outpouring of love from those outside the community, it was evident that this cause hit home with many. In addition to  […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Alberta Fires

Posted on 5th May 2016, by The Salvation Army in Canada
As fires continue to rage in Alberta, The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services is providing support to first responders and disaster survivors. The Salvation Army has deployed four Community Response Units to feed 800 first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire response efforts. Two additional response units will arrive in today. The Salvation Army  […]

Emergency Disaster Services Responds to Ammonia Leak in Fort Erie

Posted on 14th July 2015, by The Salvation Army in Canada
First responders arrived at the scene of Rich Products in Fort Erie shortly after noon on Monday, July 6, 2015 due to an ammonia spill which resulted in the death of one contractor and non-life threatening injuries to two others.  Many in the surrounding area had to be evacuated while others were instructed to remain  […]

Local Salvation Army Personnel Deployed To Assist in Saskatchewan

Posted on 8th July 2015, by The Salvation Army in Canada
The Salvation Army locally has received a request for assistance from the Army in Saskatchewan due to the ongoing wild fires situation.  The Ontario Great Lakes Division’s Director of Emergency & Disaster Services, Perron Goodyear, is being deployed early on Wednesday, July 8 to assist with leadership of the relief efforts on behalf of the  […]

Emergency Preparedness Week 2015 – Know the Risks. Reduce them Together!

Posted on 5th May 2015, by The Salvation Army in Canada
Each year during the first full week of May, Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is held all across Canada. This annual national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners, including The Salvation Army. This year is the 20th annual EP Week and the theme is  […]

Salvation Army St. Thomas Recognizes First Responders

Posted on 18th June 2014, by The Salvation Army in Canada
Central United Church in St. Thomas filled with music on Saturday, June 14, 2014 in an effort to pay tribute to first responders in the area. Hosted by The Salvation Army, the free concert featured the York Regional Police Male Chorus as well as Venabrass, an ensemble of Salvation Army musicians. In the past, plaques  […]

ALBERTA AND NORTHERN TERRITORIES FLOOD RELIEF UPDATE

Posted on 10th July 2013, by The Salvation Army in Canada
To date, throughout the areas affected by flooding in southern Alberta, The Salvation Army has served 11,500 meals and provided emotional and spiritual care (ESC) to more than 870 evacuees, residents, and responders. Calgary The Calgary Flood Emergency has officially ended and residents who are still displaced will be assisted through our Community Services office.  […]

Local Salvation Army Personnel Deployed to Assist in Alberta

Posted on 26th June 2013, by The Salvation Army in Canada
The Salvation Army locally has received a request for assistance from The Army in Alberta due to the ongoing flooding situation.  The Ontario Great Lakes Divisional Director of Emergency & Disaster Services, Perron Goodyear, was deployed early on Tuesday, June 25 to assist with leadership of the relief efforts on behalf of the organization. Goodyear  […]

THE SALVATION ARMY PREPARES FOR HURRICANE SANDY

Posted on 29th October 2012, by The Salvation Army in Canada
With Hurricane Sandy on track to make landfall early in the week, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services is making preparations for a possible response. Preparations include ensuring all Community Response Units (mobile canteens) and other disaster relief equipment are operational and ready to deploy as well as identifying trained personnel who may be available.  […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Elliot Lake Roof Collapse

Posted on 26th June 2012, by The Salvation Army in Canada
On Saturday, June 23 a 40-by-80-foot section of the roof of the Algo Centre in Elliot Lake collapsed onto the second floor and part of that crashed down onto the first floor.  Ever since the collapse, emergency crews have been working to rescue any possible survivors who may be trapped. The Salvation Army in Elliot  […]