Christmas in January.

Posted on 3rd February 2015, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal in Canada.

Posted on 15th January 2015, by British Columbia
Father and Boy - Donate to Kettle
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  […]
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Metro Vancouver Transit Police to provide a helping hand.

Posted on 19th December 2014, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Thank You for shuffling with us.

Posted on 10th December 2014, by British Columbia
Thank You
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.
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Maple Ridge Adopt-A-Family in short supply.

Posted on 8th December 2014, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Dignity for all at The Salvation Army Caring Place.

Posted on 4th December 2014, by British Columbia
Dignity Breakfast
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,  […]
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Gateway of Hope celebrates 5.

Posted on 4th December 2014, by British Columbia
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  […]
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#socksforhope

Posted on 2nd December 2014, by British Columbia
Christmas
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  […]
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With thanks.

Posted on 1st December 2014, by British Columbia
Candace
“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  […]
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The Salvation Army provides.

Posted on 1st December 2014, by British Columbia
ES
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  […]
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