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CRU Response Abbotsford Jan 2017

We’re here when you need us.


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 […]

Photo Credit: Adele Epp

A Barn Burns and a Community Rallies


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 […]


Serving during the Mount Boucherie & Smith Creek Fires.


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 Kelowna, I am humbled by your dedication and hard-work in these past days and thank you for pouring out your heart to care for others!”

Kelowna’s […]


Donations for New West fire victims.


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 […]


Salvation Army to assist victims of Burnaby Fire.


A three alarm fire destroyed 35 pet friendly units in a Burnaby apartment early Sunday morning.  The fire at the Greenacre Apartments, 3526 Smith Avenue, killing numerous pets while destroying the residence.

Burnaby assistant fire chief, Ken Moore, shared that aside from a couple cases of smoke inhalation, there were no reports of serious injuries.  All residents from the building have been located.

The Salvation Army is providing support for the residents and arrangements moving forward include:

The Salvation Army will be collecting clothing, […]


Powell River fire.


A fire took place on Tuesday, June 19th at Villa Anna Apartments at4465 Michigan Avenue in Powell River, BC. All 35 apts. were evacuated with no injuries or asualties. As a result, 45 people have been evacuated and are staying in hotels or with family at this time. Captain Rick Robins of The Salvation Army inPowell River responded to the scene at 11:45am with refreshments and food for emergency personnel. The local Salvation Army Church was designated as a reception […]

Donations being collected for victims of Vernon fire


Donations for victims of a Vernon apartment fire are now being accepted at a local, Salvation Army Thrift Store located at 4402 27th Street – items in need are donations of household articles and clothing for adults and children.

The Salvation Army is also providing thrift store vouchers to the families.

Kelowna Fire


Residents of the Laurentian Heights 3 condominium building at 1405 Kelglen in Kelowna were evacuated early yesterday morning after a fire swept through part of the complex.

The Kelowna Fire Department’s immediate response included 21 firefighters, four fire engine trucks, two ladder trucks, a Rescue truck as well as one command unit.  Another 45 career and paid on-call staff were called to the scene and to assist firefighting crews with other emergencies.

Most residents were taken to the Emergency Social Services reception […]