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Plans to send over 2000 needy children to school with a new backpack full of supplies hinge on public support


Salvation Army Backpack & School Supplies Drive in Vancouver runs from August 1st-September 15th

Can you remember arriving for the first day of the school year, sitting down at your desk with your brand new pencils, crayons, notepads and a fancy new backpack, and feeling proud to have entered the next grade fully equipped to succeed?

Each September should present every child with a fresh start to a successful school year. Unfortunately, there are many families—even here in Vancouver—who simply […]

Back to school, with The Salvation Army in Maple Ridge


By Kerrie-Ann Schoenit – Maple Ridge News

Needy families in Maple Ridge are receiving a little extra help this September with back-to-school expenses.

The Salvation Army is handing out backpacks filled with new school supplies to underprivileged children.

There are many families who can’t afford the cost of purchasing the long list of required items for their children, said Darrell Pilgrim, director of The Caring Place Ministries at the Salvation Army.

“We would love to be able to provide them with […]

Sorrow and song as Miracle ends


35,000 came in search of salvation
By Christina Toth, The Times July 16, 2010

With the summer sun dappling through dark evergreens beyond the open windows, the chorus of voices rose and spilled out of the Chapel in the Woods with the fervor and assurance of true believers. But among the rich resonance of the final hymn of How Great Thou Art, there was entwined a chord of sorrow.

For many of the men who stood and sang among […]

Salvation Army Richmond Rotary Hospice House Open to All


Photo: Gospel Herald

City of Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie speaks at Rotary Hospice House Open House & Summer Garden Party on June 27th, 2010.

The event provided an awesome window for the public into amazing Salvation Army hospice care in Richmond.

Check out the whole story here.

Hospice home to travellers on life’s final journey


Salvation Army hospice volunteers’ personal touches eases pain of transition

Written by Michelle Hopkins

Used with permission from Richmond News

When Lesley Hicks much-loved father, 82-year-old Percy Hicks, became too ill to be cared for at home or in hospital, the family struggled with what to do.

Then the family — Lesley, mother Iris and brothers Paul, Eric and Tony Hicks — were referred to Richmond’s Salvation Army’s Rotary Hospice House.

At first, Lesley Hicks said they were all reluctant, thinking the hospice […]

Home-cooked meals topped up with love


A new community feeding program operated by The Salvation Army offers a hot meal every day of the week.
by Roxanne Hooper

There’s a new food security team in town, and they’re making it their job to feed upwards of 100 disadvantaged Langley residents every day of every week.

It’s a team of staff and volunteers working together at the new Gateway of Hope homeless shelter and outreach centre, and each day they’re providing a lunch or dinner for members of […]

Rotary Hospice House Video Tour


Are you interested, or do you have a family member who may be interested in hospice care?

The Salvation Army Richmond Rotary Hospice is a beautiful hospice facility in Richmond, British Columbia, is a very special place that cares for and supports loved ones and their families facing end of life.

Check out this video tour of the Hospice and appreciate this beautiful place that makes the end of life a supportive, and special time […]

Salvation Army collects over 200 bags of clothing at Vancouver Sun Run


For the fourth straight year, The Salvation Army was on hand at the start line of The Vancouver Sun Run, collecting donated clothing of runners as they began their run.

This year the weather was amazing, with clear blue skies and an unusually warm May morning. Salvation Army volunteers wondered if clothing donations this year may be down with fewer runners showing up with extra layers—that wasn’t the case at all.

Over 50,000 participants ran in the Sun Run this […]

New Community Life Centre and thrift store in Kelowna


On a sunny mid-March afternoon in Kelowna, BC over 300 people gathered to celebrate the transformation of a former bowling alley and pub into the Kelowna Salvation Army’s new Community Life Centre and Thrift Store at a grand opening and dedication ceremony.

Services offered at the new Community Life Centre include counselling, emergency food hampers, pro-bono legal advice, referrals and help with clothing and furniture to those in need. Plans are also in place to develop a […]