British Columbia Division

Craftsman Collision and Save-On-Foods Host ‘Make a Dent Food Drive’ for The Salvation Army

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On Saturday, September 30th from 1-5pm, Cratfsman Collision and Save-on-Foods are teaming up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no families go hungry this fall. Together, with participating Save-on-foods locations, we’ll be hosting a day long food drive where customers will receive a shopping list of ideal non-perishable food items to shop for and donate.

Craftsman Collision is pledging to match every item donated; this means that for every can donated by a participating customer, two cans of […]

The Salvation Army Marks 105th Anniversary of Founder’s Promotion to Glory

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On August 20th 1912, General William Booth, Founder of The Salvation Army, was ‘Promoted to Glory’ after falling ill days prior to his passing. Since the General’s death, his legacy remains uncontested through the workings of his Army. 

General Booth’s congregation of 15,875 officers and cadets worked in a total of 58 countries when he ‘laid down his sword’ in 1912. More than century later that number has grown to include 128 countries with over 1.5 million personnel worldwide […]

Rock Ambleside Park Partners with Salvation Army to Support BC Wildfire Relief

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Ambleside Live has announced the first ever 'Rock Ambleside Park' music festival on August 18th-20th, and The Salvation Army is proud to be apart of this one-of-a-kind event!

The festival will be held at Ambleside Live in West Vancouver and is set to feature artists like Randy Bachman, Platinum Blonde April Wine, Honeymoon Suite, Glass Tiger, Stampeders, Harlequin, Headpins, Nick Gilder & Sweeney Todd, Helix, and Prism. 

With purchase of a single-day or three-day pass, between now and August 15th, Rock Ambleside Park will […]

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 […]