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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 […]

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The Art Affair supports families and children in need

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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 and families supported by The Salvation Army’s Annual Christmas Assistance Program.

The Art Affair took place at The Vancouver Club on November 19th. One highlight of […]

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Record-breaking campaign for the Vernon Food Bank

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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 our volunteers and an exceptionally generous community.”

In 2015, the demand at the Food Bank was the highest on record as well.The […]

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Donnelly Group Gives Back

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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 at The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services. “We are positioned to respond to that need.”

Currently for our Christmas Assistance Program, The Salvation Army’s […]

Photograph by: Arlen Redekop , PROVINCE

Mom is hoping for a safer life for her family in Canada

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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 first son. But the only work she could find was helping her husband on a pig farm, and the access to health care was limited, […]

Nelson mom Nichole Hunt applied for a Christmas hamper from the local Salvation Army last year. She couldn't provide much of a Christmas for her two-year-old son and was very happy to be able to get a hamper and a few toys. Photo Credit The Province

Charity ‘put a light in me,’ says single mom

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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 her “pretty short” financially — especially since it fell right before Christmas — it was the best decision for her and Lucian, now two-and-a-half-years-old.“It was […]

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The Vancouver Canadians Professional Baseball Club is in the community this Thanksgiving.

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Vancouver, British Columbia | October 7, 2015 — The Vancouver Canadians Professional Baseball Club in partnership with Safeway delivered family-sized turkeys as part of the annual ‘Canadians Thanksgiving’ on Wednesday, October 7 at 12:30pm to The Salvation Army Vancouver Community and Family Services.

Canadians front office staff was on-hand, in joining a number of volunteers from Safeway who generously donated 100 family-sized turkeys, 100 cooking trays as well as enviro-friendly bags for those receiving this donation.

“The partnership with the Vancouver Canadians and […]

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The Salvation Army and Craftsman Collision continue the fight on hunger.

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Vancouver, British Columbia | September, 2015 – For the past 6 years, Craftsman Collision has hosted the Make A Dent Food Drive in partnership with Overwaitea Foods, benefiting The Salvation Army. Thus far, the campaign effort has raised an overwhelming $197,282 for The Salvation Army in British Columbia.

The Make a Dent Food Drive is held at 13 participating Save–On–Foods and PriceSmart locations and continues to grow across the province each year. The Make a Dent event encourages customers to donate […]

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Help put a dent in hunger.

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On Saturday, September 19th from 1pm – 5pm, Craftsman Collision, Save-On-Foods and PriceSmart foods are teaming up with The Salvation Army to ensure that no families go hungry this Fall, by hosting a day long food drive. Craftsman Collision is pledging to match every item donated, which means that for every can donated by a participating customer, two cans of soup will make it onto a shelf at local Salvation Army Family Services units which work to serve the communities to which […]

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’Tis the summer season for giving.

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Those involved with the North Shore Salvation Army are working to disseminate the message that need knows no season.

Representatives have launched a Christmas in July Campaign, intended to express their gratitude for the generous outpouring of support related to their annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, while at the same time raise awareness of the ongoing need faced by the organization in serving community members year-round. "The reality is the funds that come at Christmas time generally only last about half the […]