British Columbia Division

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Everyone Can Leave the World a Better Place. Will You?

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You don’t have to be rich and famous to make a contribution that will change lives. The reality is that most charitable bequests are made by ordinary, hardworking, thoughtful people who have a desire to make a positive difference in their community after they’re gone. Whoever you are, whatever you’re personal or financial situation, you can do something amazing for the world by remembering your favorite charity in your will.

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Benefits of Volunteering

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When life is busy it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, volunteering has many benefits that you may not know about:

Gain Confidence: By volunteering you are doing good for others, which can bring a sense of achievement and pride.

Make a Difference: Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general. Without our volunteers our services would not be possible

Meet new People: Volunteering brings a diverse group of individuals together and by […]

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Thank you to our amazing volunteers

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During National Volunteer Week from April 23 to 29th we would like to take the time to celebrate our volunteer’s contributions and thank them for their support. 

Our volunteers serve passionately, willingly and selflessly on the front lines, bringing hope to those in need and for that we are grateful.

Each year in British Columbia we provide 1,227,895 meals for the hungry and 228,488 adults and children are served through our community and family services.  None of this would be possible without […]

Easter Brings Hope

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'Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.' Emily Dickinson.

Ahhhh, Springtime! What a glorious time of rejuvenation and renewal. The children are excited as Easter approaches, and with it comes not only chocolate, but the message of hope that we too can be made new. 

At The Salvation Army we are all about hope. In an atmosphere of dignity and respect our staff compassionately come alongside […]

Good Friday

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Have you ever felt as though all hope was lost?

Imagine for a moment how the disciples felt seeing their Lord crucified that day? Why God? I don't understand. What excruciating suffering is this? How could this be happening? How could you let this happen?

I'm certain these questions and more flooded their minds and hearts as they watched Jesus painfully take his last breathe. And imagine the grief stricken, hopelessness of laying Jesus' lifeless body in the tomb. They must have […]

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2017 Vancouver Sun Run

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The Salvation Army BC Division will once again be at the start line of Canada’s largest 10K race, the Vancouver Sun Run.  This year the run is expected to have 50,000 participants in an event that promotes health, fitness and community spirit. 

On April 23, 2017, participants are encouraged to layer up the clothing items that they no longer need, putting on as many as they can, and then at the start line, peel off and toss those layers to Salvation Army […]

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Hope for the future

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Spring, glorious Spring! The sun is shining in Vancouver and the cherry blossoms burst forth displaying their praise!

The dark days of Winter are gone and our hope is renewed by the promise of sunshine, warmer weather and glorious Summer days. Though we haven't seen the latter yet, we know they are coming and we wait in eager anticipation.

The same can be true in our own lives and none of us are immune to it. We may have been experiencing […]

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International Prayer Breakfast

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The Salvation Army of British Columbia was honoured to attend the '51st Annual Prayer Breakfast' this morning at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.

As was said during the breakfast; what a privilege it was to be in attendance with a thousand souls who love this country.

 

Some history of the event from this mornings programme:

'The British Columbia Leadership Prayer Breakfast serves as a quiet way to reaffirm our faith in God and provides an opportunity to participate in fellowship […]

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A March Break Program in Abbotsford

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The sets have been designed, the schedule is organized, the crafts and snacks are ready, and the volunteers are excited! Let's do this!

The Salvation Army Cascade Community Church has a high priority of serving the needs of families in their community. With kids out of school for two full weeks of March Break, the team at Cascade know the great demand that puts on family finances as moms and dads look for safe, affordable childcare options.

With that in mind, preparations […]

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$700,000 investment from BC Government for Emergency Disaster Services

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The Salvation Army of British Columbia wishes to express our gratitude to the provincial Government for its ongoing partnership and support of our Disaster Relief Program which serves thousands of British Columbians in 'urgent need' situations each year.

The program provides vital Emergency Preparedness Training to BC residents and to our volunteers, in addition to facilitating the critical response and recovery efforts made possible by our Salvation Army Community Response Units which are on call 24 hours a day, every day.

The […]