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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  […]

MINISO Donates Backpacks to The Salvation Army

Posted on 1st October 2018, by British Columbia
Man giving girl a donated backpack
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
Several backpacks in a pile
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
Forest on fire with worker in foreground
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
Group of people in Salvation Army Hockey jerseys
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  […]

5 Ways to Prepare for an Earthquake

Posted on 3rd May 2018, by British Columbia
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Every year, Public Safety Canada encourages us to build awareness to ensure everyone is prepared for an emergency. While governments at all levels work hard to keep Canada safe, everyone has a role to play and these are a just a few first steps! Purchase enough emergency food and water for at least 3 days  […]

5 Ways to Leave a Legacy

Posted on 3rd May 2018, by British Columbia
legacy mom boy salvation army
Support the people and causes that are important to you There isn’t a more wonderful feeling than making the choice to join alongside friends, family, and causes dear to your heart. Spending your life attributing meaning to everything you do is in itself a worthwhile experience and one that is sure to leave a lasting  […]

The Salvation Army Serves Hope on Easter

Posted on 2nd April 2018, by British Columbia
This past weekend saw The Salvation Army Harbour Light celebrate Easter with the community. Sunday April 1st marked a wonderful feast as Harbour Light’s community kitchen prepared a wonderful honey Dijon baked ham with all the nutritious trimmings to celebrate Easter. On average, The Salvation Army Harbour Light serves up to 350 meals per day,  […]