Emergency Disaster Services

Salvation Army Responds to Floods Across British Columbia

Posted on 3rd December 2021, by SalvationArmy.ca
Ewa receives a box of supplies for her children's program from The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services (EDS) have been serving British Columbians in multiple communities—from Abbotsford and Chilliwack, to Hope, Merritt and Kamloops—sharing hope amid great hardship. Living in Merritt, Ewa Olguin is no stranger to evacuations, unfortunately. This is her second evacuation this year, after she was forced to leave her home due to  […]

Salvation Army Responds to British Columbia Wildfires

Posted on 22nd July 2021, by SalvationArmy.ca
bc fires
As nearly 300 wildfires burn across the province of British Columbia, The Salvation Army continues to respond, providing practical assistance and emotional and spiritual care in several locations. So far, the Army has served over 2,000 meals, 3,850 drinks and nearly 2,000 snacks.     Our prayers are with all those impacted by the fires,  […]
A table full of prepared sandwiches in ziploc bags
When hundreds of truckers ad individuals were suddenly stranded at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border due to protests, The Salvation Army corps/church in Truro and Springhill stepped up to provide food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care. The protests began at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22. By Wednesday morning, word was spreading that hundreds  […]
The Salvation Army's extraordinary year year in disaster services
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services in Canada has assisted those affected by disaster since 1917. Therefore, every year, we recognize and support Emergency Preparedness Week, a national event coordinated by Public Safety Canada. During the first full week of May, Canadians are encouraged to become better prepared for the range of emergencies that could  […]
Salvation Army worker delivers hampers to fire victims
At 1:30 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, a massive fire ripped through the Delair Court apartments in Abbotsford, B.C., leaving more than 100 individuals and families homeless. The complex contained 57 units, all now uninhabitable due to extensive fire, smoke and water damage. Within a couple of hours, Emergency Social Services (ESS) and The Salvation Army  […]