Emergency Preparedness Week: May 1-7, 2016

Posted on 27th April 2016, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Long Time Volunteer Honoured!

Posted on 18th April 2016, by British Columbia
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
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  […]
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A Community Coming Together

Posted on 18th April 2016, by British Columbia
Belkin House Cooking Event
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  […]
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Story Credit: Larissa Cahute, The Province
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  […]

Here when disaster strikes

Posted on 5th February 2016, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Helper’s work doesn’t go unnoticed

Posted on 24th November 2015, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Reaching out made her a better person

Posted on 18th November 2015, by British Columbia
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,”  […]
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A BBQ and day of fun at The Salvation Army Nelson.

Posted on 28th May 2015, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Watch it grow.

Posted on 27th May 2015, by British Columbia
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  […]
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Thank You, Volunteers!

Posted on 28th April 2015, by British Columbia
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  […]
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