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Jordan’s Story

Posted on 9th December 2019, by British Columbia
Before he came to Harbour Light, Jordan was homeless, struggling with alcohol and depression. At our Vancouver rehabilitation programs he learned how to gain a new perspective on his past troubles. Today he has goals to help others and share the Hope that he now carries as looks towards a better future.   Watch his  […]
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Eric’s Story

Posted on 2nd December 2019, by British Columbia
“Depression hit just like that. I bought rope, I was going to hang myself because I didn’t know what else to do …”   Watch Eric’s Story and see how The Salvation Army has had an impact in his life.   With your ongoing support we are able to continue to help more people like  […]
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#HOPEbracelet Contest Returns for 2019

Posted on 29th November 2019, by British Columbia
After a great first year which saw over 60,000 bracelets given out in 25 cities across the province we are very excited to bring the #HOPEbracelet back this year and have more great prizes available for those who share their support online.   What is the #HOPEbracelet? In British Columbia, more people than ever live  […]
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Corporate Corner – Walmart Canada

Posted on 2nd October 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 Walmart Canada.   Walmart Canada is joining forces with The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS), leading to a significant impact in communities across this province.  […]

Leaders of BC Division Travel to Africa

Posted on 30th September 2019, by British Columbia
This summer, Lt. Colonels from The Salvation Army British Columbia Division, Jamie and Ann Braund traveled to Zimbabwe to volunteer and experience the impact our donations have in the lives of those living in other countries. Here is an excerpt from Ann Braund’s journal describing her experience in the African nation.   From June 29  […]

The Family I Never Had

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 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  […]

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  […]