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Christmas in January.

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1300 people from the DTES were treated to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and deluxe desserts at The Salvation Army Harbour Light thanks to VCC!

All the food was prepared by VCC’s culinary students made up the cooking team and volunteers included staff, students, and community members.

MANY THANKS to VCC for sponsoring this event! Our clients really appreciated the amazing meal and we’re blessed in knowing that someone cares so much even after the holiday season is done.

Some wonderful […]

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Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal in Canada.

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Thanks to contributions from donors, volunteers and community partners, The Salvation Army in Canada raised $22 million dollars during its 124th annual Christmas Kettle Campaign with $3.9 million coming from British Columbia alone. Donations to the campaign will remain in the local communities in which they were raised and will help The Salvation Army in the fight against poverty throughout Canada.

“We are truly touched by the generosity of our neighbours, peers and corporate partners, year after year,” said Commissioner Susan […]

Metro Vancouver Transit Police to provide a helping hand.

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Metro Vancouver Transit Police are partnering with The Salvation Army to provide support for vulnerable individuals.

The Salvation Army has generously donated 200 blankets to Transit Police that will be distributed throughout the winter season. Officers are being encouraged to stock their patrol cars at the beginning of each shift, and to hand them out to those in need throughout their day. “The blankets will provide a small measure of comfort, but will also give the officers the opportunity to offer […]

Thank You

Thank You for shuffling with us.

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Thank you to all the runners and participants, The Beat 94.5, Denai Johnson, DJ Kris Reign and wonderful our sponsors who helped to make this year’s Santa Shuffle the best to date.

Maple Ridge Adopt-A-Family in short supply.

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For many, the holiday season is a time of family and togetherness. The extra costs that go in to food, gifts and outings are a welcome and planned for part of some families’ budgets. But for a few, the costs that go along with the holidays are a source of stress and anxiety due to the pressure of coming up short for their family; at a time when expectations are so high.

The Salvation Army Caring Place operates an Adopt-A-Family program […]

Dignity Breakfast

Dignity for all at The Salvation Army Caring Place.

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This beautiful, crisp weather is a welcome change for many from the usual dreary, damp winter days in British Columbia. But for a small number of people in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, this sharp cold means adversity, vulnerability and fear. The Salvation Army Caring Place in Maple Ridge is committed to helping these people, and others still; others who face poverty, drug addiction and mental illness. Once a year for the last three years, The Caring Place has asked […]

Gateway of Hope celebrates 5.

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Tuesday’s lunch was not an ordinary lunch at The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope.

Gateway staff and volunteers were joined by Minister Rich Coleman, Minister Peter Fassbender and Minister Mary Polak to celebrate 5 years of service to the Langley community. The provincial ministers were joined by community stakeholders and key community partners including Envision Financial and Canadian Tire. Township of Langley Mayor Jack Froese and City of Langley Mayor Ted Schaffer were also in attendance.

Minister’s Coleman and Fassbender spoke on […]

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 […]

Candace

With thanks.

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“3 years ago, I came to The Salvation Army Breakthrough program in Kelowna, a single mom  with 2 young children and  feeling very lost. Thanks to the support of the program I now have more confidence, my life is clearer and I have set my goals. I now volunteer 2 days a week at the Community Life Centre and am improving my office and people skills with the objective of returning to school soon. My kids are happier and better […]

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The Salvation Army provides.

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Every day for the past 10 years, Edward Sanderson has faced excruciating back pain.

Sanderson injured his back while working on a potato farm in Grand Forks, and ever since he has struggled with crippling agony that leaves his legs “vibrating” by dinnertime.

The pain makes it difficult for him to stand, harder for him to walk and nearly impossible for him to work, says the 55-year-old.

But some days Sanderson also experiences the psychological agony of worrying he may not be able […]