The Toronto Argonauts serve Thanksgiving Dinner for The Salvation Army this Friday

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - On Friday, October 5, 2012, the Toronto Argonauts will partner once again with The Salvation Army to serve a community dinner for more than 600 at The Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light Ministries, 160 Jarvis Street, Toronto starting at 3:00 p.m.

This year's event marks the 15th anniversary of the partnership between the Toronto Argonauts and The Salvation Army.  The Salvation Army would like to recognize the Argonauts for their continued dedication and support in helping serve meals to the marginalized of our community.

"The Salvation Army Harbour Light is delighted that the Argos are continuing to partner with us and helping with our efforts to reach out to the community by providing and serving this Thanksgiving meal," said Major Roy Snow, Executive Director for the Toronto Harbour Light Ministries.

"The Salvation Army's mission has always been to provide for those who are in great need," said Major John Murray, Spokesperson for The Salvation Army.  "We are thankful to the Toronto Argonauts for their partnership in helping us give hope and dignity.

"The Toronto Argonauts are committed to the local community and helping those in need.  We are thrilled to partner again with the Salvation Army and our players are eager to help feed those who may not otherwise be able to have a Thanksgiving meal," commented Chris Rudge, Executive Chairman & CEO, Toronto Argonauts.

Last Year in Canada:

  • Over 1.8 million people were helped by The Salvation Army in Canada
  • 2.8 million meals served by The Salvation Army
  • 1.3 million persons assisted with food, clothing or practical assistance by The Salvation Army

About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider 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 120 countries around the world. The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, providing 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.  News releases, articles and updated information can be found at www.SalvationArmy.ca.

About the Toronto Argonauts
The Toronto Argonauts are North America's oldest professional football club, celebrating their 139th anniversary in 2012.  As Toronto's #1 community team through player involvement, community programs and The Argos Foundation, the Toronto Argonauts, a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL), have 15 Grey Cup championships to their credit. For 2012 game tickets and group sales packages, please contact the sales team at (416) 341-ARGO. For more information on the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, please visit argonauts.ca.

SOURCE: The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information:

For further information on the Salvation Army, please contact:

Major John P. Murray, APR
Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development
c) 416-998-0117

Neil W. Leduke
Director of Communications
c) 416-321-2654

For further information about the Toronto Argonauts, please contact:

Eric Holmes
Director, Communications
eholmes@argonauts.ca