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Coats for Kids Gets a Boost

Posted on 4th December 2015, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army’s annual Coats for Kids campaign got a boost from a local hockey team last weekend.The Bantam A Tyees rep team stopped by White Hat Cleaners, which cleans all the coats donated to the campaign, on Saturday with their donation. When all was said and done, the Tyees had collected an impressive 970  […]
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Salvation Army Workers Provide Valuable Services

Posted on 2nd December 2015, by British Columbia
Tamara Robinson and Monika Hajzer love their jobs at The Salvation Army in Williams Lake.Robinson is the Family Services Co-ordinator and Outreach Worker. Hajzer is the Drug and Alcohol Counsellor. On Friday afternoon, with the Drop-in Centre busy with men and women enjoying a cup of coffee, playing pool and visiting, both women said the  […]
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Let’s end violence against women

Posted on 25th November 2015, by British Columbia
Today we honour the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, as the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has often stated "Women's safety & equality are in everyone's best interest." The Salvation Army is able to provide safety to women in BC through the support of generous staff and donors like you. For 29 years, the Women's Charity Committee  […]
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Helper’s work doesn’t go unnoticed

Posted on 24th November 2015, by British Columbia
For the past 21 years Stephen Trickett has been delivering toys, food and other donations to families in need across the Lower Mainland. While he sounds a lot like one of Santa’s helpers, he’s actually helping struggling families year-round as a driver for the Salvation Army in Vancouver — one of 27 community organizations that  […]
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TELUS supports The Salvation Army with $147,000 donation!

Posted on 20th November 2015, by British Columbia
  Vancouver, BC | November 16, 2015 –  TELUS employees help The Salvation Army in so many ways and in so many different locations across Canada: they volunteer with us, they provide gifts of socks and toiletries for our shelters, they coach at risk children about Internet awareness at our summer camps, and they give generously  […]
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The World Needs More Selfless Toots Tuckers

Posted on 19th November 2015, by British Columbia
Ask Troy Gaglardi and he’ll tell you: the world needs more Toots Tuckers.Toots, and volunteers like her, are loyal volunteers with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign.Their dedication puts a smile on the face of Gaglardi, the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope’s director of community services. “Toots does a lot of shifts,” Gaglardi said. “Not  […]
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A Barn Burns and a Community Rallies

Posted on 5th November 2015, by British Columbia
It was at 6.00am on June 28th, in the midst of one of the driest summers on record in the Fraser Valley, that a milking vacuum pump overheated and burst into flames.The Cedar Valley staff had only minutes to get all of the cows out of the barn; while firefighters, friends, family, and other farmers arrived  […]
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William Booth Luncheon a Success

Posted on 26th October 2015, by British Columbia
The 2015 William Booth Society Luncheon was held at The Vancouver Club on October 15. The event  focused on honouring our generous donors for their contribution to The Salvation Army in British Columbia; as well as hosting guests like Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Our guest speaker was past  […]
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Giving Thanks at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light

Posted on 19th October 2015, by British Columbia
With other non‐profit organizations hosting meals last week, The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light wanted to ensure that there were not overlapping efforts, choosing to provide the meal on Sunday, October 19, from 11am until 2pm at 119 East Cordova Street, Vancouver.  By working through a collaborative effort, social service agencies are ensuring all members of  […]
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Valley First Staff Makes a Difference in Penticton

Posted on 9th October 2015, by British Columbia
Valley First and its community program Feed The Valley has been an integral support to The Salvation Army Community Food Bank in Penticton for more than five years.  Almost 65,000 pounds of food has been collected and more than $943,000 has been donated since the launch of the Feed The Valley program in March 2010. Valley  […]
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