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AUSTRALIA—As the first anniversary of the Queensland floods and Cyclone Yasi approaches, The Salvation Army will launch and distribute more than 30,000 free DVDs to remind those affected that they have not been forgotten. The DVD, “Still Standing,” tells the stories of three Australians who lived through major natural disasters, experienced great loss, and walked the slow road to recovery. Watch the film at, or read the media release at

The stillstanding website will provide resources plus a forum where people can share their experiences.



HAITI—The Salvation Army hopes to partner with Visual Compassion to supply jobs and glasses to vulnerable populations in Port-au-Prince and southern Haiti.

Visual Compassion founder and CEO Joey Dollack believes the Army’s greatest asset is its infrastructure and he wants to tap into it to deliver prescription glasses to communities the Army serves. With this comes the need for trained technicians and screening stations, addressing the need for affordable eye care and jobs.



U.K.—The Horsham Corps was honored as Charity of the Year at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Horsham District Council and the West Sussex County Times. More than 400 people attended the event.

Corps Officer Captain Susan Woodgate accepted the award on behalf of the corps members who had given feet to their faith by working in the community.

From Salvationist/uk, Nov. 5, 2011


TOGO—To support The Salvation Army’s growing ministry in Togo, Divisional Envoy Stuart Gay (U.K. Territory) recently traveled there, leading meetings at 10 of 12 Salvation Army societies.

At a joint meeting of the Ountivou, Tohoun and Gkpekpe societies, 198 people attended; 194 approached the mercy seat. At Atakpame, the congregation worked all night to roof the building where their meeting would take place. Six people later came forward for salvation. At Notse, a man pledged to return to his village to try to establish a Salvation Army work there.

From Salvationist/uk, Nov. 5, 2011


CENTRAL AMERICA—The Salvation Army assisted people affected by severe flooding. More than 90 fatalities occurred due to the heavy rains, which began in October, with the worst problems in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua. Over half a million individuals were affected with at least 100,000 forced to leave their homes.

The Latin America North Territory reported massive damage to infrastructure and agriculture.

Donations to the Latin America Fund can be made online at



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