Major Grant Effer, Lieutenants Kelly and Cory Fifield, Mayor Craig Snodgrass and Major Lauren Effer officially open the High River thrift storeMajor Grant Effer, Lieutenants Kelly and Cory Fifield, Mayor Craig Snodgrass and Major Lauren Effer officially open the High River thrift store

High River Thrift Store Reopens

Thrift store helps residents of flood-stricken town.

January 6, 2014


A sign of hope and recovery, The Salvation Army’s thrift store in High River, Alta., officially reopened its doors in November.

“When the flood waters rose in June 2013, the Salvation Army facilities in High River suffered extensive damage,” explains Captain Pam Goodyear, divisional secretary for public relations and development , Alberta and Northern Territories Division. “We were fortunate to be able to resume our services very quickly out of tents and trailers on our church parking lot. Like many of the local businesses and services, we are thrilled to be back in our own facilities. As our neighbours begin to put their lives back together, we will be here, giving support and hope for years to come.”

Majors Grant and Lauren Effer, divisional secretary for business administration and area commander, Alberta and Northern Territories Division, Lieutenants Kelly and Cory Fifield, corps officers, High River’s Foothills Church, and High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass cut the ribbon and officially reopened the store and the Army’s community and family services, which is housed in the same building. The grand reopening brought together local residents who were sharing stories and finding common ground in the wake of the town’s recovery.

Speak Your Mind

*

Grace Notes

Grace Notes

National Music Camp staff and students share why it’s the best week of the year.

Bread of Life

Bread of Life

A learning and fellowship program helps single mothers better provide for their families.

Opinion & Critical Thought

It’s Not Fair!

It’s Not Fair!

Were you born in a bread country or a cake country? The answer makes a world of difference.

The Day Laughter Died

The Day Laughter Died

A tribute to Robin Williams.

Territorial News

Territorial Survey Reveals Most Valued Areas of Ministry

Results to help Army strengthen connection between behaviours and values.

Salvation Army Joins Faith Leaders in Condemning Persecution in Mosul, Iraq

Leaders stand with those committed to ensuring respect for the human rights of all.

International News

Salvation Army Supports Ferguson Community after Fatal Shooting

The Salvation Army offers practical and spiritual support for the community of Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of a young man by a police officer.

Young People Grow in Faith at European Youth Event

Young People Grow in Faith at European Youth Event

Among the sporting events, worship, games and workshops at EYE 2014, youth are challenged to deepen their relationship with Christ.

Faith & Friends

Angels in Blue

Angels in Blue

For this Canadian traveller stranded at Heathrow Airport, two Salvation Army pastors were a godsend

The Salvation Army’s Transitional House in Ottawa: Committed to Change

The Salvation Army’s Transitional House in Ottawa: Committed to Change

For Shawn, an Army addictions program was there when he needed it the most.