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Pet Day at The Salvation Army

Posted on 10th March 2016, by British Columbia
It has been said that ‘dogs are a man’s best friend’ and certainly when you are isolated or living on the streets, they can provide vital companionship, a measure of protection, and even warmth when shelter is scarce, and the weather turns cold and miserable. But how does one who is impoverished have the means  […]
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Woman’s Inspiration

Posted on 8th March 2016, by British Columbia
Working at The Salvation Army Harbour Light Detox unit has given Buffy Donovan the opportunity to get to know the clients and listen to them. “The women inspire me, teach me about self-respect and patience. I have learned that change is possible through the support of people who have empathy and understanding.”          […]
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The Art Affair supports families and children in need

Posted on 10th February 2016, by British Columbia
Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Annie Frind, a local Vancouver fine artist & entrepreneur, injected new meaning into those words last November and organized a fun and fabulous art-infused event at the Vancouver Club, focused on giving back to the children  […]
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Here when disaster strikes

Posted on 5th February 2016, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army helps those in need in the Okanagan community every Christmas, but what many may not know is they also lend a helping hand throughout the entire year. Last summer, during the busy fire season in B.C., The Salvation Army put in more than 1,000 volunteer hours helping those impacted by the wildfires.During  […]
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A Win-Win for Prince Rupert

Posted on 2nd February 2016, by British Columbia
PRINCE RUPERT, BC – As the Prince Rupert Rampage hockey club kicked off the 2015/2016 post-season on Saturday night at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre against the Terrace River Kings, the Port of Prince Rupert announced a significant charitable contribution related to the team's accomplishments. As title sponsor of the Rupert Rampage for the past  […]
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Record-breaking campaign for the Vernon Food Bank

Posted on 14th January 2016, by British Columbia
A total of $457,932.46 was collected during the Christmas Hope campaign which surpassed the 2011 total by $59,119.72.The Salvation Army’s Food Bank fundraising drive surpassed all records set during its 110 years in Vernon.“We are extremely grateful” said Capt. Jean-Curtis Plante.“We have surpassed a number of milestones this year thanks to the incredible support of  […]
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Sweet Christmas

Posted on 23rd December 2015, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Fill the Kettle Campaign draws to a close on wednesday, thank you for your generous support across British Columbia and online fillthekettle.com. As friends and family gather for Christmas treats, we want to take a moment to thank Purdys for supporting our Christmas Campaign!  “Purdys is proud to support the initiatives of the Salvation Army. Christmas is  […]
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Donnelly Group Gives Back

Posted on 23rd December 2015, by British Columbia
Donnelly Group
Christmas is synonymous with giving, and in many ways Christmas at The Salvation Army is synonymous with the business of giving…giving back to those individuals and families experiencing hardship in our communities. “In a diverse community like Vancouver, the reality is that there will always be a need,” says Ming Chau, Interim Community Ministries Director  […]
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Mom is hoping for a safer life for her family in Canada

Posted on 18th December 2015, by British Columbia
Photograph by: Arlen Redekop , PROVINCE
Trang Le knew she didn’t want to raise her children in Vietnam.“It’s just dangerous and it’s tough there,” said the 31-year-old, who moved back to Vancouver with her three-year-old son Alex in September.After living in B.C. for nearly 10 years, she returned home to Southeast Asia in 2010, where she got married and delivered her  […]
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Charity ‘put a light in me,’ says single mom

Posted on 15th December 2015, by British Columbia
When Nelson mom Nichole Hunt “very suddenly” split from her partner last year, she knew it wouldn’t be much of a Christmas for her young son.A few months after the devastating break-up in July 2014, she decided to move from Trail back to Nelson to be closer to friends and family.While the big move cut  […]
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