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2015-09-23 TELUS HL

TELUS supports The Salvation Army with $147,000 donation!

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Vancouver, BC | November 16, 2015 –  TELUS employees help The Salvation Army in so many ways and in so many different locations across Canada: they volunteer with us, they provide gifts of socks and toiletries for our shelters, they coach at risk children about Internet awareness at our summer camps, and they give generously through their employee matching campaign.

“The help provided by TELUS allows us to operate more efficiently and effectively to ensure that the maximum amount of […]

Thanksgiving

Giving Thanks at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light

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With other non‐profit organizations hosting meals last week, The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light wanted to ensure that there were not overlapping efforts, choosing to provide the meal on Sunday, October 19, from 11am until 2pm at 119 East Cordova Street, Vancouver.  By working through a collaborative effort, social service agencies are ensuring all members of  the community will be well looked after at this seasonal time of thanks.

Through generous community sponsorships a menu for 1500 clients included: 120 x […]

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The stories of Michael and James.

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Michael Zawitkoski and James Hamilton’s stories of hope are shared as they are currently residents of The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light.

Zawitkoski is a 36-year-old First Nations man who follows the Red Road. In July, Zawitoski was released on bail to participate in the 90 day treatment program. This is how he arrived at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light.

His conditions were so restrictive that the Chaplains have accompanied him to court three times and his counsellor has met with […]

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Thank You, Daiya.

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We want  to  thank  our  many  food  program  supporters such as, Daiya.  Daiya has supported our Downtown East Side programs with food donations  for years – they donate approximately  1,000Kg of products on a weekly basis. In April alone, they donated over 57,000  meals to our clients!

‘The staff at Daiya who have driven this initiative make me incredibly proud as they remind us of how many of our  fellow neighbours need help, how grateful those of us should […]

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# Need to Feed

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Five local food trucks, including Tacofino, Soho Road, Le Tigre, Culver City Salads and Roaming Dragon, joined together to each serve a special dish to Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light food line clients on Wednesday, April 22. Clients do not often get the chance to experience “special” meals and/or unique treats – and with that in mind, birthed the inaugural Need to Feed event.

The specialty dishes from the trucks consisted of:

Tacofino: Al Pastor Taco in a […]

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Thank You, Volunteers!

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Joshua  Gonzales and Clara Van Ommen have been volunteering at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light’s food line for almost a year. Clara is in her last year of microbiology studies at UBC while Josh is studying medical radiology.

Despite their busy student  schedules, they enjoy coming to The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour  Light and experiencing a new side to Vancouver.

They enjoy Harbour Light’s dynamic environment as well as they feel that the staff and clients are incredibly friendly and appreciative. It was […]

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Emmy’s Story.

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We share Emmy Skate’s story, an outreach mental health worker within the DTES.

Skates was working close to home as an outreach mental health worker and was quite happy with her work/family life situation. The organization that she was working for had sent her on a leadership conference and it was at this conference that she received a message from the current Harbour Light Detox Manager asking if she would be interested in an upcoming detox assistant manager position at Harbour […]

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There is Hope.

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After a life filled with abuse, addiction and homelessness, 38-year-old Jay Kivell is celebrating his 12th year of sobriety by getting the biggest promotion of his life.

Raised by a single, alcoholic mother, Kivell grew up in a home where he was either being neglected or physically abused. “She made it clear when I was growing up that she wished that I was never born,” he said. “She had no issue with leaving me at home for a week by myself […]

Christmas

#socksforhope

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Thank you to Mindfield for supporting The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light this season with the inaugural #socksforhope initiative.

Every year The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light puts together Christmas Care Packages for individuals in need on Vancouver’s DTES. Items include ponchos, toiletries, clothes, and of course, socks.

Being good neighbours to The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light, Mindfield was inspired to support the community by hosting a Sock Drive to add to these packages along with contributing all the […]

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SFU’s Mens basketball team gives back.

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The Simon Fraser University Men’s basketball team recently spent their Sunday evening giving back, as they came to The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light in The Downtown Eastside community to serve on the foodline.

“I am so proud of my team today because I believe that being a student athlete is more than just playing games and going to school,” said head coach James Blake who also assisted at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light. “The true college experience involves volunteering […]