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Action Athletic Wear donates last year’s inventory to Salvation Army

Posted on 28th August 2009, by British Columbia
Friday morning, August 28th, Rob Deacon from Action Athletic Wear pulled into The Salvation Army’s Vancouver Community and Family Services to donate the leftovers of last year’s inventory. 20 boxes of high quality jackets, fleeces & vests were dropped off for The Salvation Army office to distribute this fall and winter to the many families  […]

New leadership of The Salvation Army in British Columbia

Posted on 11th August 2009, by British Columbia
Taking over the role of Divisional Commander for The Salvation Army in British Columbia is Major Susan van Duinen. Major van Duinen will be responsible for all of the operations of The Salvation Army throughout the province and her diverse and vast experience of over 30 years of service will provide the background for her  […]

You can make an impact in a child’s life this summer!

Posted on 13th July 2009, by British Columbia
Every September, single-parent and low-income families struggle to equip their children for a new school year. Each year, The Salvation Army supports these families by distributing donated school supplies. Given the current economic downturn, The Salvation Army anticipates an increase in demand for this service. For the entire month of July & August, 102 Starbucks  […]
The Salvation Rotary Hospice House in Richmond opened its doors to the community, Saturday, June 28th, for a strawberry garden party. Fifteen years ago, individuals in the community of Richmond initiated the idea of a community-based hospice, an option to hospital and home for individuals and their families at the end of life. They created  […]

Time to start thinking about Christmas!

Posted on 26th June 2009, by British Columbia
June 25th marks exactly one half of a year since Christmas, 2008, and one half of a year to go before we reach December 25th-Christmas 2009! Indeed, it is time to start thinking about Christmas. And more importantly, what you’re going to do this Christmas to help those in need in our communities. The Salvation  […]

Celebrating kindness in the workplace

Posted on 25th June 2009, by British Columbia
Medicine Centre pharmacies have come up with a unique way to support The Salvation Army and other charities, while celebrating kindness in the workplace. Submit your story of someone making a difference in their workplace, and if your story is selected, Medicine Centre pharmacies will make a visit to your workplace with a bag of  […]

Upcoming Events in British Columbia

Posted on 1st June 2009, by British Columbia
Hope in the City Breakfast 2011 Event Details Thursday | December 8th, 2011 7.30 to 9 AM Vancouver Convention Centre West Download Sponsorship Package   Hope in the City Luncheon 2011  Event Details Friday | November 18th, 2011 11.30 – 1.30 PM Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre | 1088 Burrard Street Download Sponsorship Package
To donate to The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services, click here. Staff and volunteers working for The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services have had a very busy summer, reaching displaced families and exhausted firefighers and other emergency workers, with fresh meals and other means of support, all over British Columbia. It started in Kelowna, as  […]

Thrift Store makeover in Quesnel

Posted on 15th May 2009, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army in Quesnel was thrilled recently to celebrate the grand opening of its new Thrift Store location. It was a thrift store makeover, and the Quesnel community is thrilled with the results! Here’s a photo chronology of the change: “Our old Thrift Store was dark and crowded,” says Captain Deb VanderHeyden. The thrift  […]

Meet Doreen – The Salvation Army’s “Army of One”

Posted on 27th April 2009, by British Columbia
Doreen Keizer is not an employee at Sunset Lodge in Vic-West, but she’s been working at the complex care residence each week for the past 22 years. Doreen is 65, and one of hundreds of volunteers with The Salvation Army in Greater Victoria. Why does Doreen volunteer? “I get back so much more than I  […]