The Salvation Army has been serving the community of Maple Ridge since 1990. Today The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries has grown to accommodate a Meal Centre serving over 9000 nutritious meals each month, advocacy and support services, an Emergency Shelter and a Transitional Housing Program helping individuals move toward independence. Investing in the lives  […]

Donnelly Group Gives Back

Posted on 23rd December 2015, by British Columbia
Donnelly Group
Christmas is synonymous with giving, and in many ways Christmas at The Salvation Army is synonymous with the business of giving…giving back to those individuals and families experiencing hardship in our communities. “In a diverse community like Vancouver, the reality is that there will always be a need,” says Ming Chau, Interim Community Ministries Director  […]
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summer of transformation.

Posted on 10th July 2015, by British Columbia
After years spent away studying to be a teacher, Alex Stoney, 28, is happy to be home in Gitanmaax, a village in North Central BC, where he works for The Salvation Army as the Children’s Youth Ministry Coordinator. As important as home is, Alex has also found a place at the Army’s Camp Mountainview, located between Houston  […]
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School’s out and the numbers are in.

Posted on 26th June 2015, by British Columbia
Every school day, volunteers and staff from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services and The Salvation Army Caring Place prepare approximately 175 bagged lunches for school children in our communities. With the school year coming to a close, we are pleased to announce that over 28,000 bagged lunches were provided this year. The school lunch bag  […]
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#yoyo4nepal

Posted on 10th June 2015, by British Columbia
With the recent earthquakes in Nepal, The Salvation Army International Emergency Services team is on the ground in Nepal to support local officials and assess how best The Salvation Army can respond in partnership with other agencies.  In the aftermath of such devastation, it is encouraging to see communities and individuals partner collaboratively to lend  […]
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Vimy Day Cadet Parade.

Posted on 21st April 2015, by British Columbia
Sunday, April 12, 2015 marked this year’s annual Vimy Day Cadet Parade and Commemoration which took place at Mountain View Cemetery (MVC) at the Commonwealth Grave Site. Over the past few years, The Salvation Army Belkin House has been honored to have partnered with the Vimy Day Commemoration Committee in providing a meal to the  […]
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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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10,822 Cans Collected.

Posted on 13th January 2015, by British Columbia
10000 Night
This year’s 10,000 Tonight Food Drive almost reached 11,000 cans of collected goods! Students from Penticton and Princess Margaret secondary schools collected a combined total of 10,822 non-perishable food items, plus cash donations, for The Salvation Army food bank in their annual door-to-door canvass. Andrea Devito, vice-principal at Penticton Secondary School, said students and organizers  […]
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Youth Together at Camp Mountainview.

Posted on 24th October 2014, by British Columbia
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“On the weekend of October 17-19th, over 60 youth and chaperones came together at Camp Mountainview in Northern BC. We ate together (Thank you Chef and volunteers!), played games together (Money, Money, Money…how do we spend and share our resources), ran the Amazing Race around our 125 acres of land, and worshipped together. We were  […]
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Thank You to the Donnelly Group for 14 Years of Support!

Posted on 15th October 2014, by British Columbia
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The Salvation Army wishes to express a sincere Thank You to the Donnelly Group for 14 years of support, seeing an overwhelming total of $275,000 in donations through the Donnelly Group’s Annual Toy Drive. “The Toy Drive is a highly anticipated event amongst our staff – everyone goes above and beyond to help a child  […]
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