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It Takes a Village

Posted on 16th June 2020, by British Columbia
Imagine struggling to provide food, clothing and other necessities like diapers and formula for your growing family. Sadly, this is the harsh reality for too many parents in our province. Last year alone 3.2 million Canadians were reported living at or below the poverty line, including 566,000 children. It’s no secret that living in British  […]

Lunch Program Continues During Pandemic

Posted on 30th April 2020, by British Columbia
During a normal school year, alongside the Rotary Club of Haney, Ridge Meadows Ministries provides over 140 nutritious bagged lunches to school children throughout the community every day. Preparation is done in the professional kitchen, and delivered by volunteers to school offices where they are distributed discreetly to students in need. However, with the current  […]

Our COVID-19 Response Across BC

Posted on 23rd April 2020, by British Columbia
Thanks to your support during these unprecedented times we continue to serve those in need. Our programs and services remain open, with some key changes allowing us to continue supporting our community’s most vulnerable. Here is how that looks in a few cities throughout the province.   Vancouver   At Boundless Vancouver our Free Food  […]

60 Seconds of HOPE

Posted on 16th April 2020, by British Columbia
Across BC our Ministry Units are working tirelessly to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time we are continuing to provide vital programs and services to the most vulnerable in our communities. Watch the videos below to see how The Salvation Army is bringing Hope throughout the province …     […]

Resource Centre Opening

Posted on 16th April 2020, by British Columbia
The new Connection Point Church & Resource Centre officially opened in March 2020, located within the municipality of Langford, BC. A ribbon cutting ceremony, led by Majors Les and Cathy Burrows, and Majors Les and Tiffany Marshall, was well attended by public, media and local dignitaries. The Army has been active in Victoria, BC for  […]

A Look Back at Christmas 2019

Posted on 13th January 2020, by British Columbia
In 2019 The Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign raised a total of $3.6 million across British Columbia. This will help us continue to feed, clothe and shelter individuals and families, while helping others escape violence and addiction. How it Was Done: The money raised this Christmas season is in no small part due to the tremendous  […]

Noah’s Ark

Posted on 13th January 2020, by British Columbia
This article originally appeared in The Salvationist on December 23, 2019   In Abbotsford, The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope offers a place of shelter and safety, not only for people without a home, but also their animals. Since becoming a “pet-friendly” shelter in October 2014, they’ve welcomed dogs, cats, rabbits, birds—even a lizard and  […]

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  […]