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New West Kelowna Thrift Store joins local community.

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The Grand Opening of the new West Kelowna Thrift Store became a realization through the hard work, dedication and patience of Salvation Army staff and the generosity of valued customers and donors in the great community of Westbank. As a result of everyone’s support, The  Salvation Army was able to a grow into a new retail outlet. The Salvation Army believes in the inherent responsibility to take care of others and give that helping hand up to transform lives.  We been actively involved in the lives of tens of thousands throughout

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A friend of the Army.

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One of The Salvation Army’s greatest friends and advocates is Mrs. Anne Lippert. Tonight, Anne will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 17th Annual AWF Peak Awards. Anne has actively supported The Salvation Army in British Columbia for 28 years. Her varied roles include her volunteering on our Grace Hospital Board, Greater Vancouver Advisory Board, Hope in the City Luncheon Committee (annual fundraiser supporting survivors of human trafficking) and leading The Salvation Army’s biggest annual door to door fundraising campaign (Red Shield Appeal). Currently, Anne chairs The Salvation

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Going green.

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With much pride, we extend Congratulations to The Salvation Army Alberni Valley for winning the Green Award at the Alberni Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual Community Excellence Awards. The Salvation Army has served the community for more than 14 years in this community and has continued to share the importance of green initiatives such as, recycling through the sale of secondhand goods and recycling while keeping reusable items out of the landfill. Esther Kaiser, Thrift Store Supervisor, receives the award that represents a local business that places the environment high on

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A place to call home.

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Jennifer Hillier of The Salvation Army’s Kate Booth House received a cheque for more than $3,000 from Bill Binnie and Chris Simmons of Royal LePage Westside. Royal LePage is a real estate company that helps people find their dream home. For those who do not have a safe and peaceful home, Royal LePage is also there, helping families in the neighbourhoods where they live and work. In keeping with this philosophy, they support women’s shelters across the country, including Kate Booth House a secure facility in Vancouver that provides a

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Craftsman Collision supports The Salvation Army by raising $148,000.

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For the past five 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 $148,000 for The Salvation Army in British Columbia. The day long food drive event has proven to be an anticipated and highly successful event year after year – raising $33,862 in dollars and in-kind donations in the 2013 Make a Dent campaign alone. Craftsman Collision generously pledges to match every item donated – for every can donated

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CANstruction Puts a Big Dent in Hunger in Kelowna.

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The results from CANstruction Kelowna 2014 are in and the committee are all smiles.  Canstruction Kelowna is a partnership between the Rotary Club of Kelowna, the Rotary Club of Kelowna Foundation, Save-On-Foods, The Kelowna Community Food Bank, The Westside Community Food Bank and The Kelowna Salvation Army.   This incredible design/build competition raised over 18,000 cans of food and $2,500 cash to be split between local Food Banks. “We’re very grateful for all the support the community has shown.  This donation will go a long way to helping families in our

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Saanich’s Command Unit now with The Salvation Army.

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The Salvation Army would like to thank the Saanich Fire Department for generously donating their emergency command unit to The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Program. In a small ceremony on Friday Feb 21st, Mayor Frank Leonard and Saanich Fire Chief Michael Burgess handed the keys to Majors Ed and Kathie Chiu of The Salvation Army ARC. Both Mayor Leonard and Chief Burgess acknowledged their appreciation for the work that The Salvation Army does for the community both every day but especially at emergency events.  Chief Burgess expressed that something as

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Thank you Dekora.

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Thank you Dekora, one of Canada’s leading home staging companies, for partnering with The Salvation Army and for your generous donation of furniture and accessories to furnish and ‘stage’ a unit in The Salvation Army Esther’s Place.   Esther’s Place is a shelter residence for women and kids fleeing domestic abuse. The Salvation Army is committed to the ongoing freedom of women from violence. The Salvation Army provides three service centres focused on a continuum of care model. Women are supported in addressing the impact of abuse in their lives, walking

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Donations for New West fire victims.

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Donations have been pouring in for victims of Friday’s fire in Uptown New Westminster that left 36 people homeless. It wasn’t long before they had more than enough. Way more than enough. The response and support from the community and the City of New Westminster has been overwhelming.  “We have piles of clothes and now we’re bringing in volunteers to sort them,” shared Captain Sharon Tidd of The Salvation Army New Westminster. “The community is really coming to the rescue.” The Salvation Army was onsite over the weekend providing food

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The Coldest Night of the Year.

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This year, The Salvation Army in Chilliwack, Maple Ridge and The Gateway of Hope in Langley will be participating in a National Campaign known as The Coldest Night of the Year. This will be The Gateway of Hope’s first year participating in the event and they need your help! Coldest Night of the Year is a fundraising walk that will start and end at The Gateway of Hope in Langley.  It will see teams of people walk through the Langleys on a 5km or 10km walk showing support for The