British Columbia Division

CRU Response Abbotsford Jan 2017

We’re here when you need us.


Each and every day of the year The Salvation Army Emergency Response units and their teams of volunteers are 'at the ready' to respond to emergencies and disasters of all kinds, often providing support and assistance long after the initial crisis has passed.
In the early morning hours of Saturday January 14th, The Salvation Army Emergency Response Team in Abbotsford received a call to assist First Responders at a house fire on Peardonville Rd. near Queen St.
Reportedly there were 8 people […]

Stop Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking Awareness Day


Today is #HumanTraffickingAwareness Day. The Salvation Army is committed to fighting sexual exploitation and has championed rehabilitative care and awareness across the country by opening Deborah’s Gate in 2009, the first Canadian safe house and residential program of its kind for survivors of human trafficking.

Deborah’s Gate is a specialized program of care that exists to serve international and domestic women age 18 and up who have been trafficked into situations […]


Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Goal


The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $4.3 million provincially in British Columbia through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $4-million goal.  Nationally The Salvation Army raised over $23.5 million provincially, surpassing its $21 million goal!

“We are truly grateful for the continued support of our donors, volunteers and community partners, who enable us to help 1.9 million struggling Canadians during the Christmas season and throughout the year,” says Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army […]

EDS vehicle

Semi-Trailer Donation to Emergency Disaster Services


The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services has received a sizable and practical donation for use in British Columbia from the Vancouver Island Disaster Relief Trailer Association. The semi -trailer contained new, unopened emergency response items that will be used by The Salvation Army EDS when called to an event. John McEwan, The Salvation Army Emergency Director for British Columbia says “the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Ladysmith, graciously donated new goods and the trailer to The Salvation Army’s extensive network […]