Corporate Corner – Craftsman Collision

Posted on 23rd September 2021, by British Columbia
Corporate Corner – Craftsman Collision Welcome to Corporate Corner, a place where we celebrate the philanthropy of our corporate partners. In this issue we would like to recognize Craftsman Collision. The generous folks at Craftsman Collision have long been supporters of The Salvation Army. Since 1992 they have made donations totalling over $300,000 to our  […]

Elementary School Students Raise Funds for The Salvation Army

Posted on 23rd September 2021, by British Columbia
Elementary School Students Raise Funds for The Salvation Army When the grade six/seven class at Chaffey-Burke Elementary School in Burnaby were tasked with a project that involved picking challenges they wanted to help address in their community we were proud to hear that they decided to focus on food insecurity and poverty. Once they agreed  […]

Finding a New Family in a New Country

Posted on 17th September 2021, by British Columbia
Finding a New Family in a New Country Imagine living in a country where you’re not free to speak your mind or express your values, without worrying about repercussion? There are many places in the world where this is the reality. Recently, this family of three managed to find hope and a new beginning. But  […]
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One Woman’s Brave Journey

Posted on 17th September 2021, by British Columbia
One Woman’s Brave Journey When Marnie was only 11 years old her family home burned down in a terrible fire. Her father suffered from burns and their family lost everything … throughout her life she suffered more setbacks. Before finding the Pidcock Shelter, Marnie had issues finding a safe place to live that was affordable  […]
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HeroWork Renovates Kitchen at Victoria ARC

Posted on 19th July 2021, by British Columbia
HeroWork Renovates Kitchen at Victoria ARC The Salvation Army Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) in Victoria has been proudly serving the community providing vital programs and services to those in need for the last 37 years. Decades later the building was starting to show signs of use and was in desperate need for some renovations.  […]
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Souad’s Story

Posted on 15th June 2021, by British Columbia
Souad migrated to Canada from Beirut, Lebanon and worked hard for over 50 years and tirelessly providing for her children. She was a very helpful person too and very generous in giving of her time serving in the community when she was not working. She donated items and remembered her days back in Kelowna where she first heard about The Salvation Army where  […]

John’s Story

Posted on 15th June 2021, by British Columbia
John recalls there was a time in his life when things seemed hopeless and there didn’t seem to be an answer coming anytime soon. He was too broken and did too much damage to himself and others. He had lost all form of dignity for himself and other people. He couldn’t be trusted by anyone  […]

Luidel’s Story

Posted on 15th June 2021, by British Columbia
Luidel was one of the lucky ones who was able to escape from her perpetrators. She fled in her pyjamas to a local mall, trying to find a safe place to go. Thankfully, The Salvation Army Illuminate had a bed, and she was able to join the program for survivors of human trafficking immediately.  During  […]

Linda’s Story

Posted on 15th June 2021, by British Columbia
Linda was a Science teacher from England and has been very much into Christian ministry work. Upon retirement, Linda’s husband John wanted to go to Vancouver and felt that God has said to him that this will be their new home. They decided to come to Canada to do the things they have been thinking  […]

Gerry’s Story

Posted on 15th June 2021, by British Columbia
Gerry lived in Ontario with a history of alcoholism that started at a very tender age of 12. As an adult, he was able to secure a good life working in the trucking industry and got married. But things just went south for him. He suffered loss, was in jail for a while, tried drugs  […]