Stories

Creating Lasting Memories

Posted on 23rd December 2020, by British Columbia
Creating Lasting Memories ’Tis the season for red iconic Salvation Army Christmas Kettles lining the streets of your community. Where you’ll get the chance to meet many of our staff and volunteers giving their time to ring some bells to help us raise vital funds for our programs and services. One of the volunteers you  […]
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Gifting Smiles This Christmas

Posted on 2nd December 2020, by British Columbia
Gifting Smiles This Christmas In 2015 when Cynthia, her husband and their four children first arrived in Canada, they were shocked at how much day-to-day living cost. From housing to essentials like food, she quickly discovered they would have a struggle ahead of them affording what they needed; yet she knew they made the right  […]

Northern Exposure

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
Northern Exposure Cameron Eggie was a transitional housing caseworker at The Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope in Langley, B.C., when the chaplain at the time, Major Henri Regamey, encouraged him to explore chaplaincy, and mentored him in the process. While completing a certificate in chaplaincy and spiritual care at Booth University College, Eggie was hired  […]

An Eighty-Year-Old with a Passion for Helping Others

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
An Eighty-Year-Old with a Passion for Helping Others When 80-year-old Dieter first began supporting The Salvation Army, he did so because he researched the organization and learned that little money went to administrative costs. Then, when he attended his first donor recognition luncheon, his will to give became more personal. “The topic of the luncheon  […]
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Meet Kate

Posted on 16th April 2020, by British Columbia
Kate’s childhood and early years were filled with trauma and significant challenges; a family with a history of addiction, mother a crack addict, leaving when Kate was 12. She was angry, in and out of transition homes, consuming drugs and alcohol. At 19, Kate found herself on welfare, raising a baby alone, hungry and desperate.  […]
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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  […]

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
person looking outside the window
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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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  […]