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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10th marked the opening of the new Salvation Army Richmond House, a 36-bed Emergency Shelter designed to replace the outdated facility on Shell Road, which was only able to accommodate a small number of men.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 offers three meals daily and access to critical 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  […]

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  […]

How The Salvation Army Saved My Christmas

Posted on 25th January 2019, by British Columbia
Gifts in hamper
“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
Mother and son smiling
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  […]

5 Simple Ways to Inspire Children to Be Charitable this Christmas

Posted on 30th November 2018, by British Columbia
Child donating to Christmas Kettle
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  […]

Looking Back at Another Year of Camps

Posted on 15th October 2018, by British Columbia
Large group of people on rocky beach looking at ocean and mountains
We had a successful camping season at both Camp Mountainview and Camp Sunrise this summer with over 1,200 young people in attendance, experiencing outdoor activities, community and great food in a safe, Christ-centered environment. We’ve been privileged to gain two new members this year to our Camp Sunrise team, Chris Reid as our Camp Manager  […]