British Columbia Division

Salvation Army Emergency Response Teams Respond in the Midst of BC Wildfires.

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With the province of British Columbia declaring a State of Emergency due to multiple fires in the central region, Salvation Army Emergency Response Units and crews remain on scene in several locations providing food, hydration and emotional and spiritual support to First Responders and Evacuees.

The Team in Williams Lake provided 750 meals Saturday with an additional 1000 on Sunday. The Team in Prince George partnered with local restaurants and provided in excess of 450 meals and thousands of […]

The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries Continues ‘Giving Hope Today’.

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The Salvation Army has been serving the community of Maple Ridge since 1990. Today The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries has grown to accommodate a Meal Centre serving over 9000 nutritious meals each month, advocacy and support services, an Emergency Shelter and a Transitional Housing Program helping individuals move toward independence.
Investing in the lives and well being of our youth is of highest priority to us and we offer several programs to ensure that they have a community […]

The Story of the Doughnut Girls The Women Who Fried Doughnuts and Dodged Bombs on the Front Lines of WWI

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In 1917, Salvation Army Officers and volunteers were sent to France to aid soldiers fighting in
‘the war to end all wars’.

In their efforts to encourage and assist the troops they initially offered the same wholesome activities they’d provided at home; religious services, the playing of music, hot cocoa and fudge.

 

 

Following 36 dreadful days of steady rain on the front, two young Salvation Army women decided that what the demoralized troops needed was something that reminded them of the […]

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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 […]