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Indigenous Rights the Focus of Hope In The City Breakfast

Posted on 13th November 2018, by Ontario Great Lakes
Media Release Salvation Army’s response to the Journey of Reconciliation On Friday Nov. 16, 2018, The Salvation Army is hosting its 7th annual Hope in the City Breakfast at the Best Western Lamplighter Inn, from 7:30-9 a.m. This year’s Keynote Speaker is Bob Rae, long-time advocate for Indigenous rights. “I’ll be talking a lot about  […]

Hundreds of dollars raised to assist individuals with dementia

Posted on 28th September 2018, by Ontario Great Lakes
September is World Alzheimer’s Month – so, we teamed up with our friends at Buffalo Wild Wings, Classic Rock 98.1 and the London Majors to Eat Wings, Raise Funds! On September 26, 2018, Buffalo Wild Wings generously donated 10% of every bill to our Adult Day Program. Close to $600 was raised.   The Adult  […]

Remark-able!

Posted on 1st March 2018, by Ontario Great Lakes
Congratulations Remark Fresh Markets! You and your compassionate customers have set a new Christmas Kettle Campaign record in London.   Remark is the first kettle location in the city to break the $40,000 mark.     We look forward to working with you and all of our many wonderful community partners again this Christmas season!

Stories from a Kettle Volunteer

Posted on 12th January 2018, by Ontario Great Lakes
One of our wonderful Kettle Volunteers documented several interesting and inspiring stories that were shared with her during the 2017 Kettle Campaign. Londoner, Ann Marie Allen volunteered her time to work 17 kettle shifts. This is what she learned. 2017 Kettle Campaign Stories One of the gifts of being a Kettle Campaign volunteer is the wonderful stories I  […]

London’s Kettle Campaign Smashes Goal

Posted on 27th December 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
By Jennifer Bieman, The London Free Press Monday, December 25, 2017 6:00:21 EST PM Their red Christmas kettles are full, and so are their hearts. Salvation Army kettle-campaign organizers are beaming after the annual drive handily beat its $550,000 goal – the largest target ever set by the London-area non-profit. “We’re speechless. It just speaks  […]

Annual Santa Shuffle Brings Together Spirited Bunch

Posted on 27th December 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
The Salvation Army, in partnership with The Running Room, held it’s annual Santa Shuffle at John Paul II Secondary School in London on December 2. The annual 5K Santa Shuffle Fun Run brings families and friends together, and even four-legged fur babies! Funds raised from this event help The Salvation Army to assist families and individuals  […]

Festival of Carols a Community Favourite

Posted on 27th December 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
It’s a performance hundreds look forward to every year. The Salvation Army held it’s annual Festival of Carols at Centennial Hall on December 4. Christmas classics and Christmas variations were played by London Citadel Band with Band Master John Lam, First St. Andrews United Church Choir, London Citadel Timbrels and Special Guests Steven Holowitz & Paul  […]
“The absence of a disorder isn’t healthy mental health.” – Former Detroit Lions quarterback, Eric Hipple. Hipple was the keynote speaker at the 3rd annual Hope in the City Luncheon, held at the Caboto Club in Windsor. Hipple has battled through destructive thoughts caused by depression after losing his 15-year-old son Jeff to suicide. The  […]

Hope & Perseverance Take Centre Stage at London’s Hope in the City

Posted on 27th December 2017, by Ontario Great Lakes
Hope and perseverance – that was the message at The Salvation Army’s 6th annual Hope in the City Breakfast, held on November 15, 2017, at London’s Best Western Lamplighter Inn. In a room full of government, corporate and community leaders, the breakfast provided an opportunity to discover ways to collaborate with the Army, to bring  […]