British Columbia Division

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Salvation Army aids Rock Creek fire evacuees.

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Hundreds of people fled an aggressive fire in British Columbia’s southern interior. Since the fire was reported last Thursday, August 13, The Salvation Army has provided relief assistance to first responders and evacuees. The evacuees say the flames were unlike anything they’d ever seen.

"Literally the tree tops were bursting like bombs and falling down on the top of our house," says Rob, who took refuge at The Salvation Army’s evacuation/reception centre in Kelowna.

Within hours of the blaze starting, the centre, […]

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’Tis the summer season for giving.

08
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Those involved with the North Shore Salvation Army are working to disseminate the message that need knows no season.

Representatives have launched a Christmas in July Campaign, intended to express their gratitude for the generous outpouring of support related to their annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, while at the same time raise awareness of the ongoing need faced by the organization in serving community members year-round. "The reality is the funds that come at Christmas time generally only last about half the […]

The Salvation Army celebrates 150th Anniversary.

08
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From its humble beginnings in 1865, The Salvation Army has had a knack for making news.  Through the late 19th century into the 20th, William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, was one of the most recognizable names and faces in the British Empire.  As The Salvation Army’s first General, William Booth launched one of Britain’s most ambitious social-reclamation projects.  His name consistently claimed headlines in newspapers in the English-speaking world.  And the likeness of this tall, gaunt man, with […]

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Coast Hotels Drives for a Cause.

08
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The 13th Annual Coast Hotels Shuhachi Naito Golf Classic, held July 9 at Coquitlam’s Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club, raised $50,000 for The Salvation Army.

Coast Hotels is proud to contribute to The Salvation Army as its charity of choice because it believes everyone deserves a good night’s sleep and a good meal. The hotel group supports various Salvation Army shelter and meal service programs in the communities where it operates. ALS BC has a personal connection for Coast Hotels, […]