City of Toronto Proclaims "Salvation Army Week" December 19-25, 2016

TORONTO, Dec. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Today at 10:00am.  Mayor John Tory on behalf of Toronto City Council proclaims December 19-25, 2016 as "Salvation Army Week" in the City.

Mayor John Tory encourages everyone to support The Salvation Army this holiday season, especially during the final days leading up to Christmas Day.  The Christmas Kettle Campaign is down 40% in some 905 locations.

The Salvation Army flag raising will take place at Toronto City Hall (Courtesy Flag Pole) at 10:00am.  Salvation Army Spokesperson Andrew Burditt will be on hand to proclaim Salvation Army Week and will be available for interviews with the media.

"The Salvation Army is thankful to the citizens of this great city for their continued support of our Christmas Campaign," says Andrew Burditt, spokesperson for The Salvation Army.  "As we push into the final days of our campaign we wanted to remind those who haven't been able to make their donation at one of our Kettles, that they can make their donation by visiting us online at, or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.  When you donate at one of our Kettles your donation stays in that community to help support the many services we provide."

The Salvation Army in the Greater Toronto Area's annual Christmas Kettles goal is $3 million.

2016 Proclamation:

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 one of the largest direct providers of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and 128 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 people in your community who are in greatest need.  News releases, articles and updated information can be found at

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information: Andrew Burditt, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development, c) 416-845-8231,,,,


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