harvest for local food banks.

Posted on 29th June 2015, by British Columbia
Constellation Brands Canada, as part of their "Nourishing Neighbours" program, will oversee the tending, harvest and delivery of 3 acres of ground crops for the Oliver and Penticton Community Food Banks. Captains Tim and Miriam Leslie from The Salvation Army Penticton Community Food Bank were there and expressed their amazement at the organization of the  […]
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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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A Father’s Story.

Posted on 9th June 2015, by British Columbia
Tom is no stranger to challenges. At a very early age he was exposed to alcohol, drugs and unhealthy environments that quickly led him to foster care and eventually to The House of Concord, a corrections facility run by The Salvation Army in the late 80’s.  Tom noted that through The Salvation Army programs at  […]
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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  […]

Army responds after floods hit Cache Creek.

Posted on 3rd June 2015, by British Columbia
Disaster struck the small town of Cache Creek, B.C., in May when a heavy localized rainstorm dropped 30 cm of rain in one hour, causing severe flooding. “The local storm water channels were no match for that amount of water, and overflowed from the ditches on to the streets, becoming rivers of water, mud, debris  […]
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A BBQ and day of fun at The Salvation Army Nelson.

Posted on 28th May 2015, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Nelson hosted a hot dog barbecue and offered tours of the facility on May 27th in an effort to share the services available at the downtown Nelson location. Social service worker students, Alita Tondu and Monica Fernandes are currently finishing their practicum at The Salvation Army. “As part of our practicum we  […]
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Watch it grow.

Posted on 27th May 2015, by British Columbia
The gardening club at the Salvation Army Vancouver Community & Family Services are such a dedicated and energetic group that garden rain or shine! This group meets every Thursday from 11am to 12pm to work at their community garden which is located at Robson Parks. The gardening club is open to everyone in the community and gardening experience is  […]
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Hope in the Inner City Gala.

Posted on 22nd May 2015, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light’s dining hall was transformed for The Hope in the Inner City Gala on May 7th. The community was brought together to celebrate Harbour Light’s work in the DTES along with honouring both alumni and corporate life changer partners who contribute to making Harbour Light what it is to so  […]
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The stories of Michael and James.

Posted on 11th May 2015, by British Columbia
Michael Zawitkoski and James Hamilton’s stories of hope are shared as they are currently residents of The Salvation Army Vancouver Harbour Light. Zawitkoski is a 36-year-old First Nations man who follows the Red Road. In July, Zawitoski was released on bail to participate in the 90 day treatment program. This is how he arrived at  […]
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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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