The Salvation Army has “Boots On The Ground” supporting Emotional and Spiritual Care Neighbourhood “Walk Abouts”. At the request of City Fire and Police Services, The Salvation Army has become a part of the on-going “Wellness Checks” provided by our First Responders.
The Salvation Army’s Emotional & Spiritual Care Team was briefed before heading into the field for their daily door to door “Walk Abouts”.
The Salvation Army also continues to serve hundreds of meals every day to volunteers, first responders and all those affected by the flood.
If you would like to support The Salvation Army’s Flood Relief efforts please visit http://SalvationArmy.ca/floodresponse
Emotional and Spiritual Care in Action
A volunteer who was sand bagging approached The Salvation Army Canteen in Cumberland and spoke to a Salvation Army volunteer.
“I gave up on the whole “religion thing” years ago,” he said. “But now that I see what you are doing here, I may give it another try. Can you direct me to a Salvation Army Church?”
On a door to door “Walk About” through one of the flooded neighbourhoods, a Salvation Army Emotional and Spiritual Care volunteer came upon a man in his car bowed over his steering wheel.
As the Salvation Army Volunteer tapped on the driver’s side window, he saw that the man had been weeping.
“God provided His peace in the Flood through His Servant, a Salvation Army volunteer who was, for this gentleman, Christ in the crisis,” said Major Ken Percy, Salvation Army officer.