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The World Needs More Selfless Toots Tuckers

Posted on 19th November 2015, by British Columbia
Ask Troy Gaglardi and he’ll tell you: the world needs more Toots Tuckers.Toots, and volunteers like her, are loyal volunteers with the Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign.Their dedication puts a smile on the face of Gaglardi, the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope’s director of community services. “Toots does a lot of shifts,” Gaglardi said. “Not  […]
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A Barn Burns and a Community Rallies

Posted on 5th November 2015, by British Columbia
It was at 6.00am on June 28th, in the midst of one of the driest summers on record in the Fraser Valley, that a milking vacuum pump overheated and burst into flames.The Cedar Valley staff had only minutes to get all of the cows out of the barn; while firefighters, friends, family, and other farmers arrived  […]
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William Booth Luncheon a Success

Posted on 26th October 2015, by British Columbia
The 2015 William Booth Society Luncheon was held at The Vancouver Club on October 15. The event  focused on honouring our generous donors for their contribution to The Salvation Army in British Columbia; as well as hosting guests like Her Honour, the Honourable Judith Guichon Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. Our guest speaker was past  […]
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Giving Thanks at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light

Posted on 19th October 2015, by British Columbia
With other non‐profit organizations hosting meals last week, The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light wanted to ensure that there were not overlapping efforts, choosing to provide the meal on Sunday, October 19, from 11am until 2pm at 119 East Cordova Street, Vancouver.  By working through a collaborative effort, social service agencies are ensuring all members of  […]
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Valley First Staff Makes a Difference in Penticton

Posted on 9th October 2015, by British Columbia
Valley First and its community program Feed The Valley has been an integral support to The Salvation Army Community Food Bank in Penticton for more than five years.  Almost 65,000 pounds of food has been collected and more than $943,000 has been donated since the launch of the Feed The Valley program in March 2010. Valley  […]
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Vancouver, British Columbia | October 7, 2015 — The Vancouver Canadians Professional Baseball Club in partnership with Safeway delivered family-sized turkeys as part of the annual ‘Canadians Thanksgiving’ on Wednesday, October 7 at 12:30pm to The Salvation Army Vancouver Community and Family Services. Canadians front office staff was on-hand, in joining a number of volunteers from  […]
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Penticton’s Edible Garden a Success

Posted on 2nd October 2015, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army in Penticton partnered with Incredible Edible teaching garden in order to promote community engagement and to harvest fresh produce for the Food Bank. The project was spearheaded by a local community builder, Hilma LaBelle. She was originally inspired with this idea after watching a Ted Talk given by Pam Warhurst, the founder  […]
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The Salvation Army and Craftsman Collision continue the fight on hunger.

Posted on 28th September 2015, by British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia | September, 2015 – For the past 6 years, Craftsman Collision has hosted the Make A Dent Food Drive in partnership with Overwaitea Foods, benefiting The Salvation Army. Thus far, the campaign effort has raised an overwhelming $197,282 for The Salvation Army in British Columbia. The Make a Dent Food Drive is  […]
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An Amazing Race

Posted on 22nd September 2015, by British Columbia
On September 12, 2015 The Salvation Army Belkin House enjoyed participating with Payfirma in their Amazing Race. A team of 75+ participants raced around the downtown core in an Amazing Race style event, completing fun random acts of kindness at stations themed with Payfirma's core values. Belkin House, a residential program facility in the heart  […]
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Fashion Dreams

Posted on 10th September 2015, by British Columbia
Jill Setah is an inspiring mother of 4 that spends her time pursuing her fashion design dreams while working at The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Kelowna. Her fashion career began with designing traditional Aboriginal regalia for her children’s events, and it expanded to showing pieces at the National Aboriginal Fashion Week in Saskatchewan and  […]
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