The Salvation Army Mobilizes To Provide Hope During Catastrophic Power Outage In Ottawa Region

106,000 customers restored as Hydro crews receive support from other utilities (CNW Group/Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.)

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services is fully mobilized and supporting those affected by Saturday’s powerful lightening and windstorm that left hundreds of thousands of Ottawa residents without power.

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services are strategically located at four sites across the city in Orléans, RiversideNepean and Stittsville.

“When a crisis hits and someone is in need, The Salvation Army and our trained mission partners including officers, staff and volunteers are there to respond immediately. The Salvation Army is on the ground providing hope to individuals and families with fresh food and water, emotional and spiritual support. We are in the community and there for our friends and neighbours,” said Glenn van Gulik, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations with The Salvation Army Ontario Division. “The Salvation Army will continue to provide support for as long as it’s needed.”

In two and a half days, almost 4,000 meals (breakfasts and dinners), 3,800 snacks and over 8,000 bottles of water, juice, and coffee have been provided by The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army is grateful for our Service Partner, Gordon Food Services Canada, for their support in suppling much needed fresh food including baked goods, healthy snacks, soups, sandwiches and water at our four sites for those who have been impacted.

If you need support, please visit to find the reception centre location nearest you. The Salvation Army is currently providing additional supports at the following locations:

  • Site #1: CARDELREC Recreation Centre (Shea Road, Stittsville)
  • Site #2: Carleton Heights Community Centre (Apeldoorn Drive, Nepean)
  • Site #3: Francois Dupuis Rec Centre (Portobello Drive, Orleans)
  • Site #4: Hunt Club / Riverside Community Centre (Riverside Drive, Ottawa)

Financial donations to support The Salvation Army in its Emergency Disaster Services efforts can be made online at or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

SOURCE The Salvation Army Ontario Division


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