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The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries Continues ‘Giving Hope Today’.

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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 and well being of our youth is of highest priority to us and we offer several programs to ensure that they have a community […]

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Donnelly Group Gives Back

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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 at The Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services. “We are positioned to respond to that need.”

Currently for our Christmas Assistance Program, The Salvation Army’s […]

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summer of transformation.

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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 and Smithers. Stoney attended the camp for years, first as a camper, then as a counsellor, and most recently as Camp Director. 

“Something has always called me […]

School’s out and the numbers are in.

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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 program is 100% donation- and volunteer-driven. Major donors to the program this year included the Province of British Columbia Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, […]

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#yoyo4nepal

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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 a helping hand.  In Vancouver, one young man in particular has set his sights on raising money for The Salvation Army’s earthquake relief efforts in Nepal.

Michael […]

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Vimy Day Cadet Parade.

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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 cadets and participants at the end of the ceremony. 

With a hand full of this, and a little of that, a scoop of […]

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School snacking.

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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 schools in Abbotsford’s School District 34. Salvation Army volunteers assemble food and beverages into large re-useable bins in the Meal Centre, and a driver delivers the […]

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10,822 Cans Collected.

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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 are delighted by the response.  “One resident gave the canvassers $60 and asked that they go and purchase as much food as possible with the money, which […]

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Youth Together at Camp Mountainview.

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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 privileged to have Cheryl Bear as our guest, and she shared stories, scriptures and songs with us. We talked about “Who are we…really?” and looked […]

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Thank You to the Donnelly Group for 14 Years of Support!

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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 in need have a memorable holiday,” said Jeff Donnelly, President of the Donnelly Group.

The annual Toy Drive is the flagship event of the company’s charitable arm, […]