It’s all about the volunteers.

Posted on 14th April 2015, by British Columbia
Half of all Canadians contribute their time, energy and skills to charitable groups and non-profit organizations volunteering more than two billion hours annually. Volunteering is integral to the Canadian way of life and the continued sustainability of countless organizations across the country. That’s why April 12 to 18 Chilliwack will recognize its thousands of volunteers  […]

The Salvation Army Caring Place to send 50+ kids to Camp Sunrise.

Posted on 9th April 2015, by British Columbia
Summer time for most means long days, warm weather and ice cream. But for some in our community, their vulnerability knows no season. For many of Maple Ridge’s vulnerable youth, the carefree days of summer vacation equate to long, lonely days, while mom and dad are out at work. The Salvation Army Caring Place however,  […]
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There is Hope.

Posted on 2nd April 2015, by British Columbia
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  […]
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School snacking.

Posted on 25th March 2015, by British Columbia
The goal of The Salvation Army’s Pantry34 program is ensuring that all youth in Abbotsford have access to healthy, nutritious snacks and beverages at any time of the school day, distributed at the teacher’s discretion, as part of their normal school routine. The program runs from September – June each year and currently serves 17  […]
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Healthy Eating 101.

Posted on 12th March 2015, by British Columbia
Every March, dietitians across the country remind us of the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact nutrition has on our health and well-being. Eating healthy lowers disease risks, increases productivity and learning development, and benefits psychological health and family life. In BC, The Salvation Army offers programs and services that aim to help  […]
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#thedress releases powerful domestic violence ad.

Posted on 6th March 2015, by British Columbia
Black and blue or gold and white? The Salvation Army South Africa has taken the Internet phenomenon of guessing the colour of a dress to ask a serious question about domestic violence: “Why is it so hard to see black and blue?” The Salvation Army hopes its advertisement will encourage those experiencing violence and those  […]
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Text-to-donate coffee campaign benefits Gateway of Hope.

Posted on 19th February 2015, by British Columbia
Sip a comforting cup of a coffee and help Langley’s homeless at the same time. The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope has come up with an innovate ‘text to donate’ campaign for the month of February with the help of Envision Financial and the local Langley Wired Monk Coffee Bistros. Together they have created a  […]
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The Caring Place needs your help.

Posted on 18th February 2015, by British Columbia
Donations are down by over $50,000.00 this year for The Salvation Army in Maple Ridge. The annual kettle campaign, as well as the annual mail-out campaign, both fell over $10,000.00 short; leaving The Salvation Army to take a closer look at their 2015/16 program plans. The Salvation Army in Ridge Meadows’ community funded programs provide  […]
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A Recipe for Recovery.

Posted on 12th February 2015, by British Columbia
Once addicted to drugs, Susan Small now uses her passion for cooking to inspire others. “If you had met me just four years ago, you would have taken one look at me and crossed the street,” says Susan.  At that time, Susan was addicted to painkillers and alcohol, and was facing time in prison. “I  […]
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New board members in Vancouver.

Posted on 12th February 2015, by British Columbia
The Greater Vancouver Advisory Board recently welcomed Dave Cunningham, Greg Noble and Winnie Leong as members of the Board. Dave Cunningham, VP Government Relations at TELUS, is responsible for provincial and municipal government affairs in Canada, with a focus on public affairs and business development. With more than 20 years experience in business development and  […]
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