My Solace

Posted on 11th April 2018, by British Columbia
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Maya has been volunteering all her life. She finds peace and calmness through the acts of helping others. Originally from Lebanon, Maya first came to Canada five years ago to make a better life for her and her children. Recently separated from her husband, she is able to provide for her children with the help  […]
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Top 5 Benefits of Volunteering!

Posted on 11th April 2018, by British Columbia
Volunteer Salvation Army Man Bread
Meet Vijay! Vijay has volunteered with The Salvation Army for the past 6 years and continues to give back to his community every weekend. In an exclusive interview, we spoke with Vijay about the things he loved most about volunteering and what he gained from the experience. Opportunity to help others This is the main  […]
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Celebrating 15 Years of Sobriety!

Posted on 9th April 2018, by British Columbia
Harbour Light Salvation Army Recovery Worker Sucess Story
After a life filled with abuse, addiction and homelessness, 38-year-old Jay Kivell is celebrating his 15th year of sobriety by getting the biggest promotion of his life. Raised by a single, alcoholic mother, Kivell grew up in a home where he was either physically abused or neglected entirely. “When I was growing up she made  […]
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Road to Recovery

Posted on 9th April 2018, by British Columbia
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It was my alcoholism that brought me to The Salvation Army Belkin House and its here that I’ve rediscovered myself and become healthy. For a long time, Miranda’s addiction impacted her life. Married for over 30 years, Miranda slowly began to see her marriage fall apart as a result of her drinking. Despite her repeated  […]
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The Salvation Army Serves Hope on Easter

Posted on 2nd April 2018, by British Columbia
This past weekend saw The Salvation Army Harbour Light celebrate Easter with the community. Sunday April 1st marked a wonderful feast as Harbour Light’s community kitchen prepared a wonderful honey Dijon baked ham with all the nutritious trimmings to celebrate Easter. On average, The Salvation Army Harbour Light serves up to 350 meals per day,  […]

The Apostle of Ireland

Posted on 16th March 2018, by British Columbia
The Feast day of St Patrick is a day of great celebration here in Canada and across the world. The figure of St Patrick continues to enliven and capture the imagination of many people. In order to ensure that this great Saint may not get lost amidst all the festivities we may ask, ‘what is  […]

Ready, Set, Count!

Posted on 14th March 2018, by British Columbia
Homeless counts have taken place across the Metro Vancouver region every three years since 2002. The City of Vancouver started conducting an annual count in 2010. Each year, the count takes place throughout the city over a 24-hour period in March, inside shelters during the evening, and on the streets the next day. A group of volunteers will be  […]

Honoring Women of History: Catherine Booth’s Legacy

Posted on 6th March 2018, by British Columbia
Married to William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army, Catherine Booth was a woman who inspired the hearts of so many young girls to take courage, be bold in speaking out and not to be afraid of having their thoughts heard. She challenged the ‘norm’ and became a figurehead for women to look up  […]
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Join us at the Start of the Race!

Posted on 6th March 2018, by British Columbia
We’re back again at the annual Vancouver Sun run! On April 22nd participants are encouraged to layer up and donate their gently used clothing items at the start line of the race. Salvation Army volunteers will be present to ensure all donations will go to Salvation Army Thrift Stores in the community. Proceeds from your  […]
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5 Things you Should Know Before Making the Biannual Change

Posted on 6th March 2018, by British Columbia
Benjamin Franklin was actually joking when he suggested it More than a century ago when this concept was adopted by any major country, he proposed the idea in a satirical essay. He stated that the difficulty would be in the first few days, after which the reformation will be as natural and easy and the  […]