Prairie Division – All across Canada, many Canadians are facing many challenging events at the hand of Mother Nature.  The Prairie Division – which includes Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northwest Ontario – has not escaped unscathed.  Since the spring, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Prairie Division team has been responding to overland flooding in  […]
Saskatoon, SK – The Salvation Army has a team of volunteers working long hours to help flood victims of Cumberland House, in northeast Saskatchewan. Nearly all 2,200 residents have been evacuated from Cumberland House, and the adjacent village Cumberland House First Nation after a deluge of rain and rapid flooding in Southern Alberta last week  […]
Winnipeg, MB – Recently The Salvation Army Heritage Park Temple was awarded a $1,514 grant from the Manitoba Sport Opportunities Program for replacements and upgrades to sporting equipment for its youth programs. “With this funding,” said Major Sandra Budden, Corps Officer for Heritage Park Temple, “participants in our Kids Club and 825 Drop-in Centre will  […]
Estevan, SK – The Estevan Salvation Army has started the Fill the Bank Food Drive, in an effort to stock up the food bank’s shelves prior to the busy summer season. Lieutenant Brian Bobolo said that no donation is too small, particularly before the summer months, when food bank donors tend to leave town and  […]
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I owe you my life

Posted on 11th June 2013, by
Winnipeg, MB – These were the powerful words spoken by this year’s recipient of the Anchorage Award. On May 29, 2013 a group of current and former members, staff and supporters of The Salvation Army Anchorage program joined to celebrate recovery and the awarding of the 5th Annual Anchorage Award.  A primary criterion for the  […]
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Story Courtesy of The Southwest Booster Swift Current, SK – A small but dedicated group of volunteers tackled the job of completing a Community Garden beside the Salvation Army Food Bank building in Swift Current this past Saturday. An initiative of the Southwest Food Security Committee, the Community Garden will provide fresh garden produce to  […]
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They’re just flowers

Posted on 5th June 2013, by
Winnipeg, MB – When the idea came up to take flowers to The Golden West Centennial Lodge and Grace Hospital, the intention was to put a smile on 116 seniors’ faces and thank a group of volunteers who spend countless hours helping the vulnerable in our community. The impact was much bigger than anyone could  […]
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A question of dignity

Posted on 28th May 2013, by
Winnipeg, MB – What does dignity mean to you?  This was the question presented at our recent Dignity Mannequin exhibits at Winnipeg Square and Polo Park Shopping Centre.  During the May 17 and 18 exhibit, 10 mannequins provided a visual story of dignity while prompting passersby to consider the question “What does dignity mean?” “Initial  […]
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The Salvation Army in Oklahoma is providing practical and spiritual support following a massive tornado which devastated part of the state capital on Monday 20 May. Children are among the tornado’s casualties – its 200mph winds causing severe damage to homes, businesses and schools in the suburbs. President Obama declared the events a ‘major disaster’.  […]
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Giving Hope amidst devastation in Ochre Beach

Posted on 13th May 2013, by
Dauphin, MB – The Salvation Army is on location at Ochre Beach following the devastation caused by a massive wall of ice blown ashore from Dauphin Lake. “The devastation is heart rending,” states Major Grayling Crites of The Salvation Army. “We responded immediately when called upon over the weekend.  We arrived on site to provide  […]