On This Day In History: April 26

In 1905, the first immigrant ship chartered by The Salvation Army, the SS Vancouver, set sail from Liverpool, England for Canada with more than 1,000 newcomers on board. Over the next two years, The Salvation Army was able to bring 20,000 newcomers to Canada including farm boys The Salvation Army trained so they could find work farming when they arrived. Over time with the help of The Salvation Army, more than 250,000 immigrants came to make a new life in Canada.

Boy Farmers

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 81 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.