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
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  […]

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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A Fresh Start

Posted on 23rd April 2019, by British Columbia
Five-year-old Christina arrived at her first day of Kindergarten with a black eye and two broken wrists. This would be the first of countless episodes of being removed from her family home. In addition to Christina, who was adopted, her parents also had a biological daughter, but sadly she was never treated the same as  […]
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Salvation Army Honours Volunteers

Posted on 8th April 2019, by British Columbia
Adrianna Fenton volunteers at Toy Mountain
It’s National Volunteer Week and The Salvation Army is saying an extra special thank you to the more than 130,000 volunteers who give the priceless gift of time and skills to help them reach more people in need. “We are grateful and blessed by our volunteers.” “One of the greatest gifts you can give is  […]

Prayers Answered for Families After 2017 Forest Fires

Posted on 12th February 2019, by British Columbia
Group photo posing for disaster services
In 2017, fires tore through our province, causing millions of dollars in damage and impacting thousands of lives. From Williams Lake to Kelowna and parts in between, raging fires forced people to pack-up and leave everything behind to chance. Some came home to see their houses or business still standing … hundreds came back to  […]