Headlines from Salvation Army in Canada
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- Salvation Army Assists Flood-Ravaged Communities in Saskatchewan -
Many parts of Saskatchewan experienced torrential rains and flash flooding the week of July 10, forcing hundreds of evacuations and several communities declaring states of emergency. Before long, Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster Services personnel were on hand serving meals and providing emotional and spiritual care to evacuees and first responders. Now, as residents clean up and come to grips with damages, The Salvation Army is ready to assist in whatever way it can.
"The hardest hit area was Arborfield, a [...]
- One Actor’s Journey out of Homelessness -
Less than a year ago, Kevin, an immigrant from Iran, lived on the streets of Vancouver. A former actor in his country, this wasn’t the life he had imagined. He had no home, no money and no family. Today, with help from The Salvation Army, he has a roof over his head and hope for a better future.
“I had many different problems,” says Kevin, 30. “Life was hard. But The Salvation Army changed that.”
In 2006, Kevin was a successful actor [...]
- Help to End Summer Hunger -
This summer, more than 950,000 Canadians will turn to a food bank for help. But, unfortunately, donations to food banks drop off when the weather gets warm.
“Summer is always hard because donations tend to taper off,” says Pam Grimm of The Salvation Army in Kelowna, B.C. “Our food bank is essentially completely out of some items such as canned proteins and cereals.”
Grimm says The Salvation Army expects even more people to start using their service in the fall as the [...]