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Vimy Day Cadet Parade.

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Sunday, April 12, 2015 marked this year’s annual Vimy Day Cadet Parade and Commemoration which took place at Mountain View Cemetery (MVC) at the Commonwealth Grave Site.

Over the past few years, The Salvation Army Belkin House has been honored to have partnered with the Vimy Day Commemoration Committee in providing a meal to the cadets and participants at the end of the ceremony. 

With a hand full of this, and a little of that, a scoop of [...]

Brian’s story.

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After years of struggling with his health and homelessness, 60-year-old Brian Work is about to move into his own apartment.

Work was once the owner of a successful signage company, but after retiring to follow his passion of bicycling full-time, a heart problem forced him to hit the brakes on his dreams. Unable to work anymore, he watched as his savings dwindled down to nothing. It wasn’t long before Work found himself moving into a homeless shelter.

Now, two years [...]

It’s all about the volunteers.

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Half of all Canadians contribute their time, energy and skills to charitable groups and non-profit organizations volunteering more than two billion hours annually.
Volunteering is integral to the Canadian way of life and the continued sustainability of countless organizations across the country. That’s why April 12 to 18 Chilliwack will recognize its thousands of volunteers during National Volunteer Week.

Volunteers and the act of volunteering bring multiple benefits to organizations, communities and people. Organizations receive enormous contributions of time, talents and skills.

Communities [...]

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3 Reasons to Donate to Thrift Stores.

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Spring is here, and sometimes we need a little motivation to clean, clear out that clutter and get organized.

Did you know that goods donated to Salvation Army thrift stores can be given to families in need through a voucher system at our community services? In fact, last year, over $1.8 million in vouchers provided hundreds of families and individuals with basic needs.

But giving to a Salvation Army thrift store has even more benefits.

1. Thrift Stores support many programs and services [...]