Headlines from Salvation Army in Canada
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In Africa, a child dies every minute from malaria, a mosquito-borne infectious disease.
On World Malaria Day, April 25, malaria-free countries are not only reminded of the devastating consequences of the disease but that it is preventable and treatable.
Malaria is a global crisis that requires individuals and organizations such as The Salvation Army to take action and end its damaging effects. In 2013, Malaria took the lives of more than 500,000 people around the world, 78 percent of which were children [...]
- Emergency Preparedness Week: Are you prepared? -
Emergency Preparedness Week, May 3 to 9, is an opportunity for Canadians to ensure they are prepared for any emergency situation that may arise.
“An emergency can happen at any time and, in many cases, survivors can be better prepared to deal with the aftermath,” says Major Rick Shirran, The Salvation Army’s National Emergency Disaster Services Director.
“No one knows when disaster may strike,” continues Shirran. “But we can all be prepared. And when people are prepared to sustain themselves for at [...]
- The Multiple Benefits of Community Gardens -
In Fort Erie, Ont., newcomers and low-income families are finding hope and a better quality of life at an unexpected place—a Salvation Army community garden.
“When vulnerable people attend to their garden they find food security, friendship, purpose, belonging and more,” says Anne Watters, community and family services worker at The Salvation Army.
Community gardens have become more than a hobby or a place to grow healthy food. They now serve as classrooms where new skills such as composting and recycling are [...]