Meet Doreen – The Salvation Army’s “Army of One”

Posted on 27th April 2009, by British Columbia
Doreen Keizer is not an employee at Sunset Lodge in Vic-West, but she’s been working at the complex care residence each week for the past 22 years. Doreen is 65, and one of hundreds of volunteers with The Salvation Army in Greater Victoria. Why does Doreen volunteer? “I get back so much more than I  […]
The Salvation Army in partnership with BC Housing celebrated the opening of newly renovated shelters at their Harbour Light location on Cordova Street in the downtown eastside with a special ceremony at the shelter this morning. Renovations to the shelters included creating privacy partitions in sleeping areas, new bug resistance flooring and improved lighting. In  […]
In trying economic times, British Columbia Finance Minister Colin Hansen has made a gesture that BC’s provincial government is committed to putting more resources into children and families. Instead of purchasing himself a new pair of shoes—a pre-budget tradition for BC Finance Ministers—Colin Hansen decided to buck the trend and purchase 100 shoes for needy  […]
By all accounts, Billy didn’t stand much a chance. He grew up in a troubled home: His father, both a drug addict and alcoholic, was physically abusive to him, his siblings, and his mother. He was forced at far too young an age to protect his mother from his father’s outbursts, to be the adult  […]