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Emergency Preparedness Week: May 1-7, 2016

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Are you ready?
Earthquakes, floods and fires are some of the potential emergency hazards in British Columbia.
What will you do if services are disrupted and roads are closed?
Having an emergency plan is like insurance- if you have one you will be prepared to cope.
Emergency Preparedness Week is an opportunity to highlight our ability to support BCers in times of crisis.
For 125 years, Emergency Disaster Services has been on scene whenever there has been a natural or man made disaster. Fourteen Salvation […]

Dedicated volunteers were honoured at the 26th annual Bread and Roses Celebration on Wednesday. Grace Bryant (front, centre) was selected as Volunteer of the Year for her work with the Chilliwack Salvation Army.— Image Credit: Sam Bates

Long Time Volunteer Honoured!

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The Ann Davis Transition Society (ADTS) recently celebrated their 26th annual Bread and Roses Celebration at Chartwell Lynnwood Retirement Residence in Chilliwack.
The celebration honours local women who are dedicated to making the community a better place through volunteering. Local non-profit agencies were invited to nominate a volunteer to be celebrated at the event.

Ten women representing eight agencies were presented with a long-stemmed rose and a small loaf of bread; symbols of our common need for sustenance and beauty.Grace Bryant has […]

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A Community Coming Together

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The Salvation Army has a long history of assisting refugees in the resettlement process. Currently at Belkin House in Vancouver we have a number of new friends staying with us. Each day they gather together and support one another as they begin to get settled in their new environment.
What a blessing it is to witness their encouragement of one another and the larger group, their willingness to volunteer, and their desire to give generously to their new community.
Recently staff and […]

Story Credit: Larissa Cahute, The Province

Daughter ‘thinks I’m an elf,’ says grateful Salvation Army volunteer

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Vancouver’s Suhaila Hamed has been volunteering at The Salvation Army so much that her seven-year-old daughter thinks she’s “working for Santa.”

“She thinks I’m an elf,” Hamed said with a laugh.The 41-year-old mother of three is a regular volunteer at the charity’s Vancouver Community and Family Services — one of 27 community organizations sponsored by The Province’s Empty Stocking Fund. While she donates her time year-round, she’s currently helping the organization with its Christmas Assistance program by packing food hampers and […]

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Here when disaster strikes

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The Salvation Army helps those in need in the Okanagan community every Christmas, but what many may not know is they also lend a helping hand throughout the entire year.

Last summer, during the busy fire season in B.C., The Salvation Army put in more than 1,000 volunteer hours helping those impacted by the wildfires.During the blaze in Rock Creek, that destroyed 30 homes and several out-buildings, The Salvation Army worked with evacuated families to get them registered and find places to […]

Photograph by: RICHARD LAM , PROVINCE

Helper’s work doesn’t go unnoticed

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For the past 21 years Stephen Trickett has been delivering toys, food and other donations to families in need across the Lower Mainland.

While he sounds a lot like one of Santa’s helpers, he’s actually helping struggling families year-round as a driver for the Salvation Army in Vancouver — one of 27 community organizations that count on donations from The Province’s Empty Stocking Fund, which launched its 97th fundraising year last week.

Christmas is one of Trickett’s favourite times of the year, […]

Photo Credit The Province

Reaching out made her a better person

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Asking for help was one of the hardest things Kelly Jane Hanvey had to do, but when the Victoria mom was down to her last $20 and Christmas was coming, she had no choice but to reach out.“It was the most humbling experience of my life, because I had never needed to ask for anything,” said Hanvey, 36.A collision with a drunk driver in 2009 had left the mother of two with a number of long-term disabilities — nerve damage, […]

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A BBQ and day of fun at The Salvation Army Nelson.

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The Salvation Army Nelson hosted a hot dog barbecue and offered tours of the facility on May 27th in an effort to share the services available at the downtown Nelson location.

Social service worker students, Alita Tondu and Monica Fernandes are currently finishing their practicum at The Salvation Army.

“As part of our practicum we organized this event to promote community awareness on the struggles of poor and marginalized peoples of Nelson,” said Fernandes.

Tables out front […]

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Watch it grow.

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The gardening club at the Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services are such a dedicated and energetic group that garden rain or shine!

This group meets every Thursday from 11am to 12pm to work at their community garden which is located at Robson Parks. The gardening club is open to everyone in the community and gardening experience is not necessary.

During each session we will go over what we will be planting, the instructions, then the tasks, and then as a group we walk together to […]

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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 […]