The Salvation Army Community & Residential Services
Showing the Way...the Truth, and the Life

Kettle Campaign Through the Roof!!

Thank you so much to all of our volunteers and donors for making our Christmas kettle campaign a HUGE success!  We had set an ambitious goal of $190,000 and ended up with over $220,000!!

It takes many people to make this happen, from our staff, to over 850 volunteers, to our media partners and of course the retail outlets that allow us to place our kettles in their stores.  We couldn't have done it without each of you!

The kettle locations were:
Intercity Mall
Walmart - County Fair
Walmart - Memorial Avenue
Walmart - Arthur Street (Fridays and Saturdays only - starting on November 25)
Grandview Mall
LCBO locations - County Fair, Thunder Centre and Arthur Street.

The money raised supports our Christmas work and the work of our Community & Family Services throughout the year.

Thanks again for helping us to continue our work in the city of Thunder Bay!
Santa Shuffle
We had another great event on December 3, with almost 200 participants!  The weather was beautiful and everyone had a great time!

Thanks to everyone who came out and to all of our partners, especially The Running Room!
New Community Response Vehicle
(also known as the Soup Van)
It's here!!  The vehicle is just getting the finishing touches and should be on the street within the next few weeks!

Thanks to our generous sponsors - The Rotary Clubs of Fort William, Port Arthur and Lakehead as well as Pinewood Ford, the Polish Legion Branch 149 and the Slovak Legion Branch 129, The Thunder Bay Firefighters Association, The Salvation Army Meighen Foundation,  donations made in memory of Ernest Grundy, Kiwanis Clubs and other private donors throughout the city!

The Community Response Vehicle is dual-purpose.  Firstly, we use it for our nightly community feeding ministry, where we go to two stops (one in the north ward and one in the south ward) to privide a hot meal and other necessities to street-involved people.  Secondly, it is our Emergency Disaster Services Response Vehicle that we would use in the case of a local disaster to provide whatever is needed by first responders and disaster survivors.  This is a vital ministry of The Salvation Army and one that we are proud to provide in the city.

If you would like to contribute towards the purchase, or to the work of the soupvan, please call 807-345-6492 or contact us to donate.

Stay tuned for more details as they develop!
New Soup Van Thunder Bay
Journey to Life Logo
The Journey to Life
William Booth, co-founder of The Salvation Army, had figured out the idea of the journey to life back in 1890! 

Check out our Residential Services page to find out more!
From Their Kettle to our Kettle
Pop's Kettle Corn
Pop's presented us with a cheque for over $5,000 in support of our Christmas Kettle Campaign!  This campaign will continue throughout the coming year!

Buy a bag of Pop's Kettle Corn at Canadian Tire and $1.00 will be donated to our Christmas Kettle Campaign (50 cents from Pop's and 50 cents from Canadian Tire).

So get out and buy some great kettle corn and support The Salvation Army at the same time!

Volunteering - It Just Feels Good!!
Thunder Bay Firefighter Volunteers Salvation Army
Do you have a few hours on your hands that you don't know what to do with?  Want to make a difference in Thunder Bay?  Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page, or call 345-6492  to find out what volunteer opportunities are available.
Many hands make light work!