Invitation - Press Conference - The SAQ becomes Salvation Army Québec!



    The Salvation Army moves into a former SAQ building. Its goal: to quench
    the thirst of those most vulnerable, a thirst for dignity and hope.

    MONTREAL, June 7 /CNW Telbec/ - After the sale of its administrative
offices and its downtown citadel church to Alcan Inc. last January, The
Salvation Army chose to settle in Pointe St-Charles, at 1655 Richardson. The
move is also accompanied by a reorganization of its resources and a
redefinition of its activities.
    Quebec society is changing and so are the indices of poverty and
marginalization. The Salvation Army, truthful to its mission of facilitating
the physical, moral and spiritual wellbeing of all individuals coming within
its influence, is seeking to adapt in order to best fit the needs. Three
important issues that The Salvation Army wants to undertake: the situation of
homelessness, the feminization of poverty and the increasing number of
refugees and immigrants confronting extremely difficult situations upon their
arrival to Québec.
    We will address these issues and present what The Salvation Army proposes
at a press conference that will be held on June 12 at 10:30 am, at 1655
Richardson, Montréal. The following personalities will be present: Colonel
Glen Shepherd, Chief Secretary of The Territorial Headquarters of The
Salvation Army, Lieut-Colonel Gilbert St-Onge, Divisional Commander of Quebec
and Mr. Glen Smith, Executive Director of Christian Direction.
    Following the press conference, we invite you to visit our new premises,
including our community and family services, emergency services, food bank and
distribution centre, where you will meet counsellors and volunteers in action.




For further information:

For further information: Givette Volet, Director of Public Relations,
(514) 288-7441, ext 2223, Cell: (514) 978-1649,
givette_volet@can.salvationarmy.org


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