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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  […]

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  […]

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  […]

Looking Back at Another Year of Camps

Posted on 15th October 2018, by British Columbia
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  […]

MINISO Donates Backpacks to The Salvation Army

Posted on 1st October 2018, by British Columbia
Saturday, September 29, 2018 MINISO Canada officially opened the doors at their newest location in downtown Vancouver. The store, which is located at 841 Granville Street, held an official ribbon cutting ceremony and invited Major Jessica Doria from the New Westminster Citadel along with a family of clients from that location to help do the  […]

The Salvation Army Helps Students Get Back to School

Posted on 14th September 2018, by British Columbia
Back to school time can mean a lot of different things for different people. For some students it’s a chance to see their friends again. For teachers it provides another opportunity to inspire the next generation. However, for some parents and families the beginning of the Fall season can be very difficult as the growing  […]

The Salvation Army Responds as Fires Rage

Posted on 24th July 2018, by British Columbia
With much of the northern hemisphere coping with high temperatures and long dry spells, wildfires are affecting communities from Greece right up to the Arctic Circle, claiming dozens of lives and damaging ecosystems, homes, livelihoods and infrastructures. The Salvation Army is responding in a variety of ways, according to local needs and in partnership with  […]

Salvation Army Employee Connects with Indigenous Roots

Posted on 21st June 2018, by British Columbia
For the past four years, Mary McKenzie has worked as a supervisor at our Salvation Army Thrift Store in Bulkley Valley, BC. Mary, who is proudly Wet’suwet’en First Nations, regularly participates in special events hosted by The Salvation Army that specifically celebrates Aboriginal history and culture.   “I appreciate the way they present the opportunity  […]