Hope for the Hopeless

Posted on 17th September 2019, by British Columbia
When Tracy arrived in Vernon, B.C., she couldn’t see past her pain and just wanted it to stop. In her mind, suicide seemed to be the only way out. Overwhelmed by hopelessness, she needed people who cared about her. Little did she know that would be The Salvation Army. In 2015, Tracy left her marriage.  […]
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Summer Camps See Spike in Attendance

Posted on 16th September 2019, by British Columbia
Fall is nearing and while some people (mostly parents) are excited for the back-to-school season it also signals the end of Summer and the summer camp programs for kids across the province. This year nearly 1,200 youth attended our camps, including a number of at-risk youth from areas such as Port Alberni who sent 26  […]
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New Inclusive Shelter Opens in Richmond

Posted on 16th September 2019, by British Columbia
July 10th marked the opening of the new Salvation Army Richmond House, a 36-bed emergency shelter designed to replace the outdated facility on Shell Road, which was only able to accommodate a small number of men. In addition to providing shelter for 36 guests, Richmond House also offers three meals daily and access to support  […]

Salvation Army Gets Students Ready for School

Posted on 16th September 2019, by British Columbia
This year Salvation Army programming across the province helped over 3,000 students and their families get ready to go back to school.  From Vancouver Island to the North 18 Ministry Unit locations in British Columbia provided school supplies for students this year. These donations allowed school-aged children to pick their own backpacks filled with school  […]

Corporate Corner – Scotiabank

Posted on 24th April 2019, by British Columbia
Welcome to our Corporate Corner, a place where you can get to know some of our corporate partners a little better. In this issue we highlight the involvement of Scotiabank.   Scotiabank is helping transform communities across British Columbia by doing one thing – caring. And because they care, thousands of young lives are being  […]

A Fresh Start

Posted on 23rd April 2019, by British Columbia
Five-year-old Christina arrived at her first day of Kindergarten with a black eye and two broken wrists. This would be the first of countless episodes of being removed from her family home. In addition to Christina, who was adopted, her parents also had a biological daughter, but sadly she was never treated the same as  […]
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One Man’s Vision is Transforming a Community

Posted on 10th April 2019, by British Columbia
“When a person experiences food insecurity and does not have access to adequate, culturally-appropriate and nutritious food, then ‘survival’ becomes their primary focus, leaving limited energy or time to realize other goals such as education or employment.” These are words from the 2018 Food Security Action Plan, and adequately describe a growing portion of the  […]

Salvation Army Honours Volunteers

Posted on 8th April 2019, by British Columbia
Adrianna Fenton volunteers at Toy Mountain
It’s National Volunteer Week and The Salvation Army is saying an extra special thank you to the more than 130,000 volunteers who give the priceless gift of time and skills to help them reach more people in need. “We are grateful and blessed by our volunteers.” “One of the greatest gifts you can give is  […]

Prayers Answered for Families After 2017 Forest Fires

Posted on 12th February 2019, by British Columbia
Group photo posing for disaster services
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
Two young girls in Santa hats with Christmas Kettle
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  […]