TORONTO, March 4 /CNW/ - Salvation Army community and family service
centres across Canada are helping to put some warmth into winter - especially
for marginalized families, people in shelters and the homeless - thanks to a
donation of more than 5,200 DuPont(TM) FlameResist(TM) Blankets.
"The Salvation Army is very grateful to DuPont for this generous
donation," said Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and
Development. "It has been a difficult winter and while something as simple as
a blanket is often taken for granted, it can make a huge difference during
these cold months for those that truly need our help."
"DuPont is pleased to be able to donate these blankets to the Salvation
Army, and particularly given the severe winter conditions this year when there
is a great need," said Lori Fleming, market development manager - DuPont
Consumer Safety Business. "We know that the Salvation Army will get the
blankets to people who most need them for their comfort, warmth and
protection." The DuPont(TM) FlameResist(TM) Blankets are soft, warm and
hypoallergenic. They are knit with an inherently flame resistant fibre and not
The Salvation Army will be distributing the blankets in a number of
cities across Canada, such as Toronto, Hamilton, St. Catharines, Winnipeg,
Calgary, Edmonton and Burnaby.
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 113 countries around the world. The
Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often
tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people
and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an
When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of
marginalized and overlooked people in your community.
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802,
DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a
better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70
countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for
markets including agriculture and food; building and construction;
communications; and transportation.
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For further information:
For further information: Andrew Burditt, Territorial Public Relations
Director, Headquarters for Canada & Bermuda, The Salvation Army, (416)
422-6208; Roger Goodman, Public Affairs Manager, DuPont Canada, (905)