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Thanks for sharing!


Thank you to Ruth Tubbesing who shared this picture she captured last January on a Vancouver rooftop.  Among the grey clouds and rainbow, is The Salvation Army.

Salvation Army Thrift Stores in Western Canada send 101 kids to Camp


Over a four-week period, Salvation Army Thrift Stores throughout Western Canada held a fundraising ‘Send a Kid to Camp’ initiative.

From April 14th to May 14th, donations were collected at participating stores and, through the public’s generosity, 101 kids will get to go to camp this summer – kids who would otherwise normally not have had this opportunity.

Every year, Salvation Army camps provide close to 5,000 kids nationwide a safe, fun and memorable experience.

BioPed Dignity Day at The Gateway of Hope


On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, BioPed closed its clinic doors, sharing clinicians and staff to chosen Salvation Army shelters nationwide to distribute footwear and conduct routine foot assessments and foot-related education for those individuals who do not have access to adequate foot care or footwear.

 “We often take footwear for granted,” said Robin Schleien, President and CEO of BioPed Franchising Inc. “But, in fact, many Canadians – children and adults – […]

Salvation Army to add services available in Victoria


Currently in Victoria, The Salvation Army provides shelter beds, a seniors’ facility along with transitional housing, but plan on adding two more programs to help people in the community where there is need.

Major Brian Venables shared with a capacity crowd of 250 people at the annual Salvation Army luncheon, held at the Delta Ocean Pointe that a new addiction-treatment program is in place in the group’s downtown facility.

“It is operated in our Johnson Street property, which will give […]

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.

Starbucks Served Here


On Saturday April 9th and Friday April 29th, 2011, The Salvation Army welcomed volunteers from Starbucks Coffee Canada into two of our facilities to clean up and revitalize areas that needed some TLC. First up was the grounds at Matson Sequoia; low income housing run by The Salvation Army in Victoria. The second was the community dining hall at the Addictions & Rehabilitation Centre in Victoria. These projects coincided with Starbucks “Global Month of Service”, and highlighted the importance of […]

We’ve got spirit! Yes, we do!


The BMO MasterCard Cheer Challenge welcomed The Salvation Army’s Vocal Adrenaline team comprised of members from Vancouver’s Belkin House and Divisional Head Office. 

Cheer teams were located throughout the course and were there to cheer on participants of the Marathon, Half Marathon and Competitive Walk!  Groups were judged on creativity, spirit and enthusiasm with all winning teams collecting a $500 prize … which included, Vocal Adrenaline! 

We look forward to cheering you on next year!

The Salvation Army responds to Tornados in Alabama


Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams are responding to the destruction left by an outbreak of tornadoes that tore through the South Eastern parts of the United States.According to news reports, more than 190 people have lost their lives, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama has suffered a great deal of damage. More storms are tracking through N. Alabama, N.W. Georgia, and S.E. Tennessee.

The Salvation Army already has teams providing food, drinks, and spiritual support to storm survivors in Tuscaloosa, Guntersville, and Lauderdale […]

Hoops for Hospice


Kelvin Leung of Richmond, British Columbia organized the first, Hoops for Hospice Basketball Tournament

This event was inspired by Kelvin’s Grandparents whom both spent time at The Salvation Army Rotary Richmond Hospice.  Kelvin shared, “The two patients who went through the hospice meant the world to me and that was enough motivation in itself. My initial plan was to have a small fund raiser to give back to the hospice.”

Ultimately, through his hard […]