We’re here when you need us.

Posted on 18th January 2017, by British Columbia
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 Preparedness Week: May 1-7, 2016

Posted on 27th April 2016, by British Columbia
Are you ready? Earthquakes, floods and fires are some of the potential emergency hazards in British Columbia. What will you do if services are disrupted and roads are closed? Having an emergency plan is like insurance- if you have one you will be prepared to cope. Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity to highlight our  […]
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Here when disaster strikes

Posted on 5th February 2016, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army helps those in need in the Okanagan community every Christmas, but what many may not know is they also lend a helping hand throughout the entire year. Last summer, during the busy fire season in B.C., The Salvation Army put in more than 1,000 volunteer hours helping those impacted by the wildfires.During  […]
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Salvation Army aids Rock Creek fire evacuees.

Posted on 20th August 2015, by British Columbia
Hundreds of people fled an aggressive fire in British Columbia’s southern interior. Since the fire was reported last Thursday, August 13, The Salvation Army has provided relief assistance to first responders and evacuees. The evacuees say the flames were unlike anything they’d ever seen. "Literally the tree tops were bursting like bombs and falling down  […]
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#yoyo4nepal

Posted on 10th June 2015, by British Columbia
With the recent earthquakes in Nepal, The Salvation Army International Emergency Services team is on the ground in Nepal to support local officials and assess how best The Salvation Army can respond in partnership with other agencies.  In the aftermath of such devastation, it is encouraging to see communities and individuals partner collaboratively to lend  […]
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Army responds after floods hit Cache Creek.

Posted on 3rd June 2015, by British Columbia
Disaster struck the small town of Cache Creek, B.C., in May when a heavy localized rainstorm dropped 30 cm of rain in one hour, causing severe flooding. “The local storm water channels were no match for that amount of water, and overflowed from the ditches on to the streets, becoming rivers of water, mud, debris  […]
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Serving during the Mount Boucherie & Smith Creek Fires.

Posted on 6th August 2014, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army was on site and preprared to respond to two wildfires in West Kelowna but weeks ago. This coincidently was the one year anniversary for the Kelowna’s Emergency Disaster Services team who had responded to two apartment fires just a year previous. Pastor Darryl shared, “to the members of my team here in  […]
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TSA disaster response in Chile.

Posted on 8th April 2014, by British Columbia
AS the situation becomes clearer after the April earthquake and tsunami that struck Northern Chile, The Salvation Army is stepping up its relief operation. A state of emergency in the region, which was put in place by the government within hours of the initial quake, is still in operation and – according to a government official  […]
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Saanich’s Command Unit now with The Salvation Army.

Posted on 25th February 2014, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Donations for New West fire victims.

Posted on 4th February 2014, by British Columbia
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  […]
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