Embracing Hope and Unity: A Volunteer’s Journey at The Salvation Army

Posted on 19th April 2024, by britishcolumbia
In the heart of The Salvation Army Connection Point Church & Resource Centre, a ray of hope shines brightly through the compassionate efforts of Li Wang, affectionately known as Heather. Heather’s dedication to serving the community with warmth and unity embodies the values of The Salvation Army. “It’s about connecting with people, showing empathy, and  […]

British Columbians Answer the Bell

Posted on 14th April 2021, by British Columbia
British Columbians Answer the Bell Across British Columbia this past year we faced dire and uncertain circumstances due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but in the middle of all of this fear and uncertainty, there shone a bright light in our province. Our annual Kettle Campaign this year surpassed our target goal and we managed to  […]

Answering the Call

Posted on 23rd March 2021, by British Columbia
Answering the Call During the Christmas season, The Salvation Army launched our iconic kettle campaign across Canada amid a pandemic. Don Noland was listening to his radio when he heard an ad explaining the need for volunteers to help ring the bells with us this holiday season. Having a personal connection to The Salvation Army  […]

58 Years and Counting

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
58 Years and Counting Growing up with Salvation Army Officers as parents certainly influences the upbringing. For Ron Walker, his role at The Salvation Army started in 1962 when he was only 10-years-old. “I was born into it, my parents were Salvation Army Officers. Both in corps work with the church and social work. I  […]

Using the Pandemic to Help Give Back

Posted on 15th July 2020, by British Columbia
Using the Pandemic to Help Give Back When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it affected countless people and businesses across the world. For 26-year-old Kalvin Shum, who was working in the film industry as a lighting technician for Netflix and Amazon Prime, the pandemic completely shut down production, resulting in large layoffs. Typically, Kalvin worked 12  […]

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  […]

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  […]

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  […]

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  […]