Canadian Government Matches Donations Made to The Salvation Army China Earthquake Disaster Fund

    TORONTO, June 3 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army has qualified with the
Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) so that donations specified
to the China Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund will be matched, providing even
more assistance for the earthquake survivors in Sichuan Province.
    CIDA will be matching donations made by individual Canadians to qualified
charities between May 12th and June 23rd.
    The Salvation Army in China continues to offer relief to victims of the
recent devastating earthquake while assessment teams from the Chinese
Salvation Army continue to identify how The Salvation Army can best support
the long-term recovery of the affected areas.

    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 115 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.

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For further information:

For further information: Andrew Burditt, Territorial Public Relations
Director, The Salvation Army, (416) 845-8231,,

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