Prayers Answered for Families After 2017 Forest Fires

Posted on 12th February 2019, by British Columbia
In 2017, fires tore through our province, causing millions of dollars in damage and impacting thousands of lives. From Williams Lake to Kelowna and parts in between, raging fires forced people to pack-up and leave everything behind to chance. Some came home to see their houses or business still standing … hundreds came back to  […]

2018 Christmas Wrap Up

Posted on 28th January 2019, by British Columbia
The Christmas season has come and gone but now we can fondly look back at another great season where the generous support of numerous donors, volunteers, and hard working staff around British Columbia helped make an incredible impact on the lives of so many. Christmas Kettles For many, the most recognizable part of the holiday season is  […]

#HOPEbracelet Fast Facts

Posted on 28th January 2019, by British Columbia
Over 60,000 HOPE bracelets were given out this Christmas! 3 lucky winners were chosen from our #HOPEbracelet social media contest 25 cities participated in BC Congratulations to our contest winners: Sarah from Prince George won our grand prize for a pair of tickets to the World Junior Hockey Championships. She shared the tickets with her  […]
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Corporate Corner – CBS Parts Ltd.

Posted on 25th January 2019, by British Columbia
Welcome to our Corporate Corner, a place where we get to know some of our corporate partners a little better. For our first issue we visited CBS Parts and talked with President, Kevin Hopton. Q: Kevin, tell us a little about CBS Parts Ltd. The company is a family run business started back in 1983  […]

How The Salvation Army Saved My Christmas

Posted on 25th January 2019, by British Columbia
“I remember the day well. It was December 19, 2017, and I was happy to be picking up a Christmas hamper and toys from The Salvation Army in Vernon, B.C.,” says Marcus (not his real name). “But 10 minutes from my house, a car from the opposite direction crossed a double line and hit my  […]

Salvation Army Parenting Program Empowers New Mom

Posted on 25th January 2019, by British Columbia
At 18, Jessica learned she was pregnant and was nervous about everything. She had grown up without a mom’s love, nurturing and support, and didn’t know whether she would have the skills to be a good mother. The Salvation Army’s parenting programs helped her with advice, emotional support and ways of coping with the challenges  […]

Meet the Staff: John McEwan, Divisional Emergency Disaster Services Director

Posted on 24th January 2019, by British Columbia
In October 2018, John McEwan received the Marie Rogan Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Pacific Northwest Emergency Preparedness Society at the annual Emergency Preparedness and Business Continuity Conference. This award recognized John’s 15 years working with Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) as the Divisional Emergency Disaster Services Director, a title he took on after 15 years with  […]

Christmas Joy

Posted on 25th December 2018, by British Columbia
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great  […]
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5 Simple Ways to Inspire Children to Be Charitable this Christmas

Posted on 30th November 2018, by British Columbia
Everyone can pass on a message of love, generosity and charity, including children. As adults, we can influence the children in our lives and instill a charitable mindset so they can experience the joy of giving. In a recent study, researchers found that children whose parents or caregivers talk to them about charitable giving are  […]

#HOPEbracelet

Posted on 19th November 2018, by British Columbia
Poverty isn’t always easy to see, especially during the holidays. In BC, more people than ever live at, or below the poverty line. These people can be your friends, neighbors, or relatives. But you can do something about it, you can make poverty visible. The #HOPEbracelet provides an opportunity to all who proudly wear one  […]