Thank You, Volunteers!

Posted on 28th April 2015, by British Columbia
Joshua  Gonzales and Clara Van Ommen have been volunteering at The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light’s food line for almost a year. Clara is in her last year of microbiology studies at UBC while Josh is studying medical radiology. Despite their busy student  schedules, they enjoy coming to The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour  Light and  […]
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TSA recognized by Sea Cadets.

Posted on 28th April 2015, by British Columbia
Port Alberni’s Sea Cadet Corp was visited by two members of the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC) on April 2, 2015. CFLC members presented an employer recognition award to Captain John Cloke’s civilian employer, Major Bruce Mac Kenzie of The Salvation Army. CFLC members in attendance were Dr Skipp Triplett, a former Armoured Military Officer  […]
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Emmy’s Story.

Posted on 27th April 2015, by British Columbia
We share Emmy Skate’s story, an outreach mental health worker within the DTES. Skates was working close to home as an outreach mental health worker and was quite happy with her work/family life situation. The organization that she was working for had sent her on a leadership conference and it was at this conference that  […]
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Vimy Day Cadet Parade.

Posted on 21st April 2015, by British Columbia
Sunday, April 12, 2015 marked this year’s annual Vimy Day Cadet Parade and Commemoration which took place at Mountain View Cemetery (MVC) at the Commonwealth Grave Site. Over the past few years, The Salvation Army Belkin House has been honored to have partnered with the Vimy Day Commemoration Committee in providing a meal to the  […]
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Brian’s story.

Posted on 16th April 2015, by British Columbia
After years of struggling with his health and homelessness, 60-year-old Brian Work is about to move into his own apartment. Work was once the owner of a successful signage company, but after retiring to follow his passion of bicycling full-time, a heart problem forced him to hit the brakes on his dreams. Unable to work  […]
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3 Reasons to Donate to Thrift Stores.

Posted on 13th April 2015, by British Columbia
Spring is here, and sometimes we need a little motivation to clean, clear out that clutter and get organized. Did you know that goods donated to Salvation Army thrift stores can be given to families in need through a voucher system at our community services? In fact, last year, over $1.8 million in vouchers provided  […]
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The Salvation Army Caring Place to send 50+ kids to Camp Sunrise.

Posted on 9th April 2015, by British Columbia
Summer time for most means long days, warm weather and ice cream. But for some in our community, their vulnerability knows no season. For many of Maple Ridge’s vulnerable youth, the carefree days of summer vacation equate to long, lonely days, while mom and dad are out at work. The Salvation Army Caring Place however,  […]
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There is Hope.

Posted on 2nd April 2015, by British Columbia
After a life filled with abuse, addiction and homelessness, 38-year-old Jay Kivell is celebrating his 12th year of sobriety by getting the biggest promotion of his life. Raised by a single, alcoholic mother, Kivell grew up in a home where he was either being neglected or physically abused. “She made it clear when I was  […]
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School snacking.

Posted on 25th March 2015, by British Columbia
The goal of The Salvation Army’s Pantry34 program is ensuring that all youth in Abbotsford have access to healthy, nutritious snacks and beverages at any time of the school day, distributed at the teacher’s discretion, as part of their normal school routine. The program runs from September – June each year and currently serves 17  […]
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Healthy Eating 101.

Posted on 12th March 2015, by British Columbia
Every March, dietitians across the country remind us of the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact nutrition has on our health and well-being. Eating healthy lowers disease risks, increases productivity and learning development, and benefits psychological health and family life. In BC, The Salvation Army offers programs and services that aim to help  […]
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