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Special Edition T-Shirt supports Japan


Local clothing company, Hamburger Disco, celebrates … Hamburgers and Disco.  And now, being added to the mix is support for relief efforts underway in Japan. 

Hamburger Disco is partnering with The Salvation Army to create and release a SPECIAL EDITION T-Shirt with all proceeds from the sale of this item going directly towards relief work being done in Japan.

This unique T-Shirt can be purchased at the GRAND OPENING of Hamburger Disco’s Pop Up store happening Saturday, April 9th @ […]

JOEY Restaurants giving back one bowl at a time


Members of JOEY Restaurants teamed up with The Salvation Army’s Harbour Light to serve members of the community through the food line by providing a signature homemade beef barley soup courtesy of the group’s Cup of Care program – an initiative created to address hunger in the communities to which they serve.  “Cup of care is an in house that allows everyone in the company at every level, to get behind the spirit of giving and volunteering.” Says […]

Helping hand from Telus


TELUS has extended its offer of free long distance and wireless services to Japan for an additional month until the end of April.  Since March 11th, nearly 40,000 calls have been placed since the introduction of the free calling initiative. 

In addition, Telus donated $100,000 dollars to relief efforts in Japan through The Canadian Red Cross Society and The Salvation Army.

We encourage you to continue to be part of the relief effort by texting “QUAKE” to 45678 to donate $10. 

“Doing our […]

The Big Book Drive … A BIG SUCCESS!



Joseph Choi, Alex Venetis and Steffi Chua of Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business Project Management successfully organized a book drive to collect books for the Salvation Army – ultimately surpassing the initial goal of 2,000 books with an additional, 9,000 collected for a total of 11,000.

The BIG Book Drive team collected books over three days in both Richmond and Burnaby to benefit The Salvation Army Community and Family Services along with other […]

Community Dignity Day


North Vancouver hosted Community Dignity Day on March 16th to serve the local North Shore neighbourhood. 

With The Salvation Army’s New Hope Cuisine preparing and serving breakfast for 70 and lunch for 120, the turnout was not only incredibly encouraging, but the kitchen did a fantastic job in accommodating everyone served. 

Thank you to all supporters of the day including, The Salvation Army, Mali’s Hair Salon, Vancouver Coastal Health, North Van Rec and H&R Block for providing free […]

The Salvation Army Canada allocating $75,000 to the Earthquake Relief Effort in Japan


As The Salvation Army in Japan continues its response to the earthquake that devastated areas of the country on March 10th, The Salvation Army in Canada has allocated the sum of $75,000 to support the ongoing relief effort.

The most damaged city is Sendai, about 400 kilometres away from Tokyo. Commissioner Makoto Yoshida, leader of The Salvation Army’s Japan Territory, was at territorial headquarters in Tokyo and reports: ‘Our building swayed tremendously. It was hard for us to keep […]

10,662 Pairs of RED Socks







 Home and lifestyle retailer, Nood, delivered 10,662 pairs of red socks to the Salvation Army Harbour Light Centre located in Vancouver’s Downtown Lower Eastside.

The ‘Red Sock Project’ was a Nood driven campaign that called on Canadians to ‘share the warmth’ by donating $2 toward a pair of socks for the homeless and disadvantaged. 

“Today we have the opportunity to warm hearts as well as feet.  Nood started this program looking to […]

The BIG Book Drive aims to collect 6,500 books in Burnaby March 19 – 20


 Three Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business Project Management students – Joseph Choi, Alex Venetis and Steffi Chua – organized an inaugural book drive coined, “The BIG Book Drive” to collect books for the Salvation Army.

 On February 26th, The BIG Book Drive team collected 3,500 books at Lansdowne Mall in Richmond, far surpassing their initial goal of 2,000 books. The next BIG Book Drive event aims to collect thousands more books.

This […]

Restoring Hope … Rebuilding Dreams … Remarkable Change


The Salvation Army Homestead hosted an open house to celebrate a new contract with the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).

With over fifty people were in attendance, guest speakers included Captain Jennifer Canning, the Executive Director of the Homestead; Cari Turi, Associate Area Director for Community Corrections Pacific Region; a Homestead Alumni and Major Susan L. van Duinen, Divisional Commander for TSA Divisional Headquarters.

Representatives from CSC were provided with a tour of the facility along with the chance to learn more […]