The Salvation Army Delivers Happiness to Children displaced by Flooding

Categories: Prairie News

Winnipeg, MB – With the help of the Winnipeg Retired Fire Fighters, The Salvation Army distributed over 300 toys and more than 325 chocolate Easter bunnies to children displaced by flooding. A number of children from the harder hit areas of Manitoba have found themselves evacuated from their homes and with only the bare necessities. Instead of hunting for Easter eggs and spending time with family and friends, many find themselves in unfamiliar settings with little or nothing to recreationally occupy their time.

“These kids didn’t ask to be evacuated or displaced,” said Captain Les Marshall of The Salvation Army. “They’re looking for something to do to keep busy, and games like Monopoly and those types of things, they can spend hours playing this stuff.”

The Salvation Army gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support that our community provides through donations of toys, finances and volunteering. For more information on how your support of The Salvation Army is “Giving Hope Today”, please contact us at (204) 975-1033.