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The Importance of Volunteering

Posted on 16th April 2020, by British Columbia
During these unknown and critical times, The Army is still open, serving on the front lines, providing food, shelter and safety to our community’s most vulnerable. As a volunteer-based organization, our dedicated volunteers are essential and vital; helping all year long in many of our programs such as community meals and food programs. While we  […]
For those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, the COVID-19 pandemic has many without access to their most basic needs. With cafés and community centres shut down, more hungry people are out on the street looking for help. To stop the spread of COVID-19, The Salvation Army in Williams Lake, B.C., like many others, has cancelled  […]

Every Community Needs Champions

Posted on 15th January 2020, by British Columbia
On the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver a group stands tall to support the community they live and work in. Over the years, the Aquilini Group has been a great friend and partner of the Army, donating thousands to our Vancouver Harbour Light facility on east Cordova. They are also perennial sponsors of our Hope in  […]

From the Outside

Posted on 15th January 2020, by British Columbia
“If you asked me two years ago if I thought I’d be alive now, I couldn’t imagine it,” says Phil, 45. “I had cocaine in my system and track marks from one end of my body to the other. I was so sick.” For 30 years Phil, a banker by trade, maintained a veneer of  […]

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  […]

Christmas Message from The Salvation Army BC

Posted on 25th December 2019, by British Columbia
An exasperated Charlie Brown once asked, “Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?” It was a valid question in 1965 when “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was released and it still rings true today. What is Christmas all about? For many people it is a busy time filled with running from shop to  […]
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My Christmas Miracle

Posted on 23rd December 2019, by British Columbia
I thought I was living the perfect life according to society’s standards, says Angela. When my world collapsed, a friend asked if I was going to get a Salvation Army Christmas hamper. I didn’t know there was such a thing. That’s where my life with The Salvation Army in Kelowna began. At that time I  […]
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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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