The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre Launches its "Be a Good Neighbour" Corporate Appeal

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre is in the midst of renovating its aging facility at 650 Church Street. The ongoing renovation process will build upon The Salvation Army's commitment to provide transformational and compassionate care to individuals in need of complex continuing care, rehabilitation and palliative care services.

"The life safety systems at the hospital require updating and upgrading," says Marilyn Rook, President and CEO of The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre. "Although additional funding is needed, this project is well underway and must be completed by the fall of 2016. As such, we are asking our corporate neighbours located in the Church St and Bloor St community to help us succeed with this project."

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation has gifted Toronto Grace with a challenge grant over five years that will match $1 million of donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis. The campaign recognizes that when local corporations and businesses financially support the Toronto Grace, they are in fact being a good neighbour by supporting vulnerable people in their community.

"We are pleased that our first corporate partner, RBC, has come on board," says Rook. "We look forward to the support of others within our corporate community."

About Toronto Grace Health Centre
The Toronto Grace is a 119-bed hospital located in the heart of downtown Toronto and is owned and operated by The Salvation Army. The Toronto Grace welcomes patients of all religious and ethnic backgrounds. In addition to our Spiritual Care staff, we work closely with clergy of all religions to provide spiritual support for their members. The Toronto Grace provides medically complex and specialized care and services to those individuals who require Complex Continuing Care, Rehabilitation and Palliative Care. The care and services provided at the Toronto Grace help facilitate the patient flow through the health care system and ensures recovery to those individuals who may return to their homes or to Long Term Care (LTC) facilities in their communities.

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 every day 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.

SOURCE The Salvation Army

For further information: Patti Carmichael Pilon, Director of Giving, The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre, 416-577-5685,,

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