Headlines from Salvation Army in Canada
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- Shelter Expansion Will Help People Break the Cycle of Poverty -
Construction is well underway at The Salvation Army’s emergency shelter in Courtney, B.C., which will provide necessary resources to help vulnerable people escape poverty.
“We are seeing families and individuals over and over again―many from generational poverty,” says Brent Hobden, Community Ministries Director. “Renovations to the shelter will provide space to accommodate job and life skills programs, and transitional housing, to help break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.”
Construction to the existing shelter began in early January and is expected to [...]
- March Break Cooking Camp Benefits Kids in Many Ways -
It’s March break and, for the third year in a row, The Salvation Army in Goderich has turned their kitchen into a classroom for children.
“All I did was burn the eggs and now I’m at cooking camp,” says Mason, with a grin. “Mom thinks I need lessons.”
The March break camp, a partnership between The Salvation Army and the Huron County Health Unit, provides children (ages nine to 14) with a hands-on cooking experience that teaches new skills, builds confidence and [...]
- New Salvation Army Program Helps Students Combat Weekend Hunger -
When The Salvation Army in Wetaskiwin, Alta.., learned that some elementary school students didn’t have enough food to get through the weekend, they developed a program that not only improves academic performance but gives struggling families one less thing to worry about.
“It surprised me to learn how many kids go to school hungry,” says Lieut. Dae-Gun Kim of The Salvation Army. “Children can’t prepare for their future when they are hungry for food.”
A report by Public Interest Alberta shows that [...]