TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - On Saturday, October 12, 2013, 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 and Homestead
Addiction Services, 160 Jarvis Street, Toronto starting at 3:00 p.m.
This year's event marks the 16th 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 and Homestead Addiction Services are
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 Elizabeth Price, Executive Director
for the Toronto Harbour Light Ministries and Homestead Addiction
"The Salvation Army's mission has always been to provide for those who
are in great need," said Andrew Burditt, Spokesperson for The Salvation
Army. "We are thankful to the Toronto Argonauts for their partnership
in helping us give hope and dignity to so many in our city.
"The Toronto Argonauts are committed to our local community and helping
those in need. We are thrilled to again partner with the Salvation
Army for a 16th year and our players are eager to help feed those who are marginalized
and 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
2.6 million meals served by The Salvation Army
1.35 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
everyday in 400 communities across Canada and more than 125 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 salvationarmy.ca.
About the Toronto Argonauts
The Toronto Argonauts are North America's oldest professional football
club, celebrating their 140th anniversary in 2013. 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 16 Grey
Cup championships to their credit. For 2013 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
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