Faces of Vancouver downtown eastside

Faces of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside: Jay’s story

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We walk by the broken, the ones whose voices are rarely heard, and the ones whose struggles we cannot begin to comprehend. We realize that they are people, but never see them as a person as we place masks to hide the faces of the Downtown Eastside.

It’s time to take away the stereotypes associated with those that belong within the Downtown Eastside and strip away the masks that we have placed upon them.

Our series on the faces of the Downtown Eastside starts [...]

volunteer_featuredimage

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Some people volunteer for personal satisfaction, to make a difference in their community or to learn new skills. But have you ever thought of the health benefits of volunteering?

Numerous studies show that volunteering isn’t just about donating your time, energy and services. There is a strong relationship between volunteering and better health.

Volunteering may:

  • Lessen chronic pain
  • Combat depression
  • Decrease heart disease
  • Lengthen life span
  • Increase physical stamina
  • Decrease likelihood of developing high blood pressure
  • Reduce tension
  • Energize
  • Sharpen the mind
  • Enhance your immune system

The health benefits of volunteering [...]

featured thank you

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Meet our Volunteers

“Volunteers form the backbone of our organization,” says Tim Bohr, Community Ministries Director for The Salvation Army in Chilliwack. “Without these precious individuals and their vital support we would be unable to feed the hungry, clothe the cold, provide shelter to the homeless and hope to the hurting.”

National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015, gives The Salvation Army an opportunity to celebrate and thank the more than 164,000 volunteers who serve selflessly on our front lines. Their time [...]