Partners of Hope

by British Columbia
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We want to extend our sincere thanks to our friends who continually support our organization, and invest in the lives of the people we serve. Together, we believe there is always hope.

The Rotary Club of Surrey, The North Surrey Lions, and Flag Chevrolet stepped up to the plate recently to help The Salvation Army Surrey Community and Family Services purchase a new 2010 Chevrolet Traverse for the program. Pictured in photo left to right: Bob Harrop (North Surrey Lions), Roy Holman (Rotary Club of North Surrey), Major Russ Holland (The Salvation Army Surrey Community and Family Services), and Bryan Heiberg (Flag Chevrolet).

The Kelowna Salvation Army was recently honoured by The Justice Institute of BC Foundation with a ‘Heroes and Rescue Award’ for The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster relief efforts during the West Kelowna Fires this past summer. Pictured from left are: Kelowna Fire Chief Rene Blanleil, Cyril Chalk & Kevin Mack from the Kelowna Salvation Army and Justice Institute president Jack McGee.

The Kelowna Professional Firefighters Society presents a cheque for $1,500 to the Kelowna Salvation Army to go towards their Community Outreach program. Pictured from left are: Cyril Chalk and Kevin Mack from The Salvation Army along with: Glenn Paley, Rob Buchanan, Steve Wallick, Paul Johnson, Shannon Baudais, Kevin Weremy, Troy Mamchur, Chris Rubuliak and Trent Green from the Kelowna Fire Department.


Major Brian Venables, Divisional Secretary of Public Relations and Development, accepted a cheque for $4,000 on behalf of The Salvation Army from The Dryer Group Mortgages Inc. Meryll and Jared Dreyer are excited to be partnering with The Salvation Army to support children’s ministries in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.


Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army in British Columbia, Major Susan van Duinen, presents a recognition statue to Robert McFarlane, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TELUS Corporation, for their ongoing support of The Salvation Army, and in particular for their sponsorship of The Salvation Army’s Human Sexual Trafficking program.

TELUS has been presenting sponsor of The Salvation Army’s Hope in the City Luncheon for the last three years.

Robert McFarlane serves on the Vancouver Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, British Columbia Division, and on The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board for the Canada and Bermuda Territory.

chichrminExecutive Director of the Vancouver Chinese Christian Mission Edwin Kong gives a cheque for $42,000 to The Salvation Army’s Major Brian Venables, to support The Salvation Army’s relief efforts in Haiti.

In giving the donation, Kong remarked on how much the Vancouver Chinese Christian Mission admires The Salvation Army, and that the CCM has modeled their own organization around The Salvation Army’s.


When Lydia and Claudio team members of the Friends of Ferrari learned of the Haiti earthquake they organized a special fund raising day in their restaurant Dario La Piazza. All of their staff donated their time and the net proceeds of $10,000 have been donated to Haiti Relief Funds.

Photo from left – Friends of Ferrari Marco Agostini, Suzann Corona and Franco Corona and Claudio and Lydia Ranallo of Dario La Piazza Restaurant present a donation to Major Brian Venables for the Salvation Army Haiti Relief Fund.