The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become one of the largest non-governmental direct providers of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 130 countries around the world.
They offer practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction. When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.
As the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada, The Salvation Army provides unprecedented support to society’s most vulnerable. Social and community service programs focus on nurturing the capacities, skills and strengths of individuals rather than just meeting their needs.
With the public’s generosity, in 2018/19 in Canada:
They provided 3,800 shelter, addictions, detox and mental health beds for vulnerable men, women and families in Canada
They served 3.4 million free meals
They assisted 1,186,000 persons with food, clothing or practical assistance
The Salvation Army offers a variety of services and programs throughout Alberta and the Northern Territories for members of the communities that we serve. These activities are motivated by a belief that each individual possesses an inherent worth and dignity. It is the goal of The Salvation Army to restore dignity and hope in the lives of those we serve through these programs as they experience times of need.
Ministry units in their Division offer programs and services tailored to their area, city, or community to best meet the needs of vulnerable or marginalized people. This can include food banks, school nutrition programs, life-skills classes such as ESL or anger management, Christmas assistance, after-school programs, and more.
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.
The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
Hope: They give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: They reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: They respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: They responsibly manage the resources entrusted to them.
ERA was thrilled to donate a phone to the Salvation Army in Edmonton. This donation will go to one of their clients who wanted to communicate with their family and friends daily. If you would like to learn more about this organization, please visit their website here.
ERA is taking the initiative and offering free pickups in local areas for companies and individuals with unwanted laptops and computers. This will give organizations the option to work remotely which will ease their potential anxiety from working at their offices. It will also ensure that children are able to keep on top of their homework. If you are wanting to help organizations and families receive the gift of technology and give them an option, please contact our toll number 1.877.9EWASTE or go to our website and fill out our form here.