The Salvation Army Celebrates Funding for the Toronto Grace Health Centre

TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army celebrates the announcement made today by Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, the Honorable Deb Matthews, recognizing the long-term partnership between The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre, the Government of Ontario and the Toronto Central LHIN. The Government's commitment today will allow The Salvation Army to plan for the needed infrastructure upgrades required for the safety and security of the patients, staff and volunteers.

"This is an exciting day for The Salvation Army and our patients and their families as well as our staff and volunteers," said Commissioner William W. Francis, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda. He adds, "The Salvation Army is grateful to the Government of Ontario and the Toronto Central LHIN for their commitment to the excellent health care programs and services that The Toronto Grace Health Centre provides."

The Salvation Army is thankful to the support of the community, staff, volunteers, patients and their families during recent days. The collective effort of individual commitment to everything that is entrusted to us is what gives this health centre its renowned reputation.

The Toronto Grace Health Centre is a 119 bed palliative and complex continuing care facility that has been providing compassionate care in the heart of downtown Toronto for over 100 years. From its earliest days as a rescue home, to becoming a maternity hospital and now providing care to the most vulnerable, the facility continues to provide care where the need is greatest.

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 119 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 addiction.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division

For further information: For further information: Captain John P. Murray, APR, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development, c) (416) 998-0117

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