/R E P E A T -- The Toronto Argonauts Serve Thanksgiving Dinner for The Salvation Army this Saturday/

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 Services.

"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

For further information:

For further information on The Salvation Army, please contact:

Andrew Burditt
Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development
c) 416-845-8231

For further information about the Toronto Argonauts, please contact:

Eric Holmes
Director, Communications
eholmes@argonauts.ca


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