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CRU Response Abbotsford Jan 2017

We’re here when you need us.

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Each and every day of the year The Salvation Army Emergency Response units and their teams of volunteers are 'at the ready' to respond to emergencies and disasters of all kinds, often providing support and assistance long after the initial crisis has passed.
In the early morning hours of Saturday January 14th, The Salvation Army Emergency Response Team in Abbotsford received a call to assist First Responders at a house fire on Peardonville Rd. near Queen St.
Reportedly there were 8 people […]

Social Conference Slide

Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off

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Mission in Motion Social Services Conference Kicks Off at The Salvation Army Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford today – April 27-29.
In our constant striving toward excellence in our service provision, The Salvation Army highly values and desires to equip and resource our staff and provide meaningful learning opportunities to enhance their capacity to continue to meet the needs of the individuals who approach us for assistance.

Over the next few days, nearly 300 participants of the Social Services Conference will have […]

Centre of Hope Pet Day-Dr. Kelly O’Blennis with the Bakerview Pet Hospital

Pet Day at The Salvation Army

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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 to care for his best friend?

In an effort to ensure that this need was being met, the staff at The Salvation Army Centre […]

Photo Credit: Adele Epp

A Barn Burns and a Community Rallies

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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 quickly on scene to assist.

Marian Vanderwal recalls, "As I arrived on scene, flames were shooting out of both ends of the barn.The heat from the […]