ride into history 2015.

Posted on 28th July 2015, by British Columbia
When it rains, it pours, and that’s what it did on Friday Night at the Fort Langley National Historic Site Orchard for Ride into History’s Cruise ‘n’ Concert. Event staff pushed forward despite the weather, and were pleased to have loyal supporters, volunteers and vendors show up and continue with the show. Over 200 concert  […]
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A Legacy Gift from the heart.

Posted on 6th July 2015, by British Columbia
This is the story of a generous woman, bright lights and her legacy.  Betty Bonnington (née Rogers) was born in rural Saskatchewan in 1927.  She moved to Toronto in 1952 to live near her future husband, Ken Bonnington.  Soon afterward, Betty and Ken married and in 1957 moved to West Vancouver, British Columbia.  Ken’s job  […]
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School’s out and the numbers are in.

Posted on 26th June 2015, by British Columbia
Every school day, volunteers and staff from Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Community Services and The Salvation Army Caring Place prepare approximately 175 bagged lunches for school children in our communities. With the school year coming to a close, we are pleased to announce that over 28,000 bagged lunches were provided this year. The school lunch bag  […]
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#yoyo4nepal

Posted on 10th June 2015, by British Columbia
With the recent earthquakes in Nepal, The Salvation Army International Emergency Services team is on the ground in Nepal to support local officials and assess how best The Salvation Army can respond in partnership with other agencies.  In the aftermath of such devastation, it is encouraging to see communities and individuals partner collaboratively to lend  […]
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The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope steps up to meet need.

Posted on 4th June 2015, by British Columbia
It’s hard to believe this past December the Gateway of Hope distributed a record number of Christmas hampers to singles, couples without children and seniors struggling to make ends meet within our community – over 550 to be exact. So far, 2015 has shown no sign of the need in our community slowing down. Rolling  […]

Thank You, Daiya.

Posted on 30th April 2015, by British Columbia
We want  to  thank  our  many  food  program  supporters such as, Daiya.  Daiya has supported our Downtown East Side programs with food donations  for years – they donate approximately  1,000Kg of products on a weekly basis. In April alone, they donated over 57,000  meals to our clients! ‘The staff at Daiya who have driven this  […]
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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 Caring Place needs your help.

Posted on 18th February 2015, by British Columbia
Donations are down by over $50,000.00 this year for The Salvation Army in Maple Ridge. The annual kettle campaign, as well as the annual mail-out campaign, both fell over $10,000.00 short; leaving The Salvation Army to take a closer look at their 2015/16 program plans. The Salvation Army in Ridge Meadows’ community funded programs provide  […]
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Christmas in January.

Posted on 3rd February 2015, by British Columbia
1300 people from the DTES were treated to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and deluxe desserts at The Salvation Army Harbour Light thanks to VCC! All the food was prepared by VCC’s culinary students made up the cooking team and volunteers included staff, students, and community members. MANY THANKS to VCC for sponsoring  […]
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Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal in Canada.

Posted on 15th January 2015, by British Columbia
Father and Boy - Donate to Kettle
Thanks to contributions from donors, volunteers and community partners, The Salvation Army in Canada raised $22 million dollars during its 124th annual Christmas Kettle Campaign with $3.9 million coming from British Columbia alone. Donations to the campaign will remain in the local communities in which they were raised and will help The Salvation Army in  […]
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