HeroWork Renovates Kitchen at Victoria ARC

Posted on 19th July 2021, by British Columbia
HeroWork Renovates Kitchen at Victoria ARC The Salvation Army Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre (ARC) in Victoria has been proudly serving the community providing vital programs and services to those in need for the last 37 years. Decades later the building was starting to show signs of use and was in desperate need for some renovations.  […]
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Gerry’s Story

Posted on 15th June 2021, by British Columbia
Gerry lived in Ontario with a history of alcoholism that started at a very tender age of 12. As an adult, he was able to secure a good life working in the trucking industry and got married. But things just went south for him. He suffered loss, was in jail for a while, tried drugs  […]

58 Years and Counting

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
58 Years and Counting Growing up with Salvation Army Officers as parents certainly influences the upbringing. For Ron Walker, his role at The Salvation Army started in 1962 when he was only 10-years-old. “I was born into it, my parents were Salvation Army Officers. Both in corps work with the church and social work. I  […]

An Eighty-Year-Old with a Passion for Helping Others

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
An Eighty-Year-Old with a Passion for Helping Others When 80-year-old Dieter first began supporting The Salvation Army, he did so because he researched the organization and learned that little money went to administrative costs. Then, when he attended his first donor recognition luncheon, his will to give became more personal. “The topic of the luncheon  […]
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Serving Ministry Outdoors

Posted on 22nd September 2020, by British Columbia
Serving Ministry Outdoors COVID-19 pandemic restrictions initially meant the temporary closure of many buildings to the public. This included our Ministry Units who needed to modify policies and procedures in order to continue to serve clients who rely on our programs and services for basic necessities such as food and shelter. But what about the  […]

Feeding Victoria’s Homeless

Posted on 21st July 2020, by British Columbia
Feeding Victoria’s Homeless In Victoria, B.C. the number of people unable to afford a place to live increases every day, significantly more so since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “People without homes are sleeping in parks, beside trees and in forest clearings, feeling helpless, lonely, and unsure where their next meal is coming from.”  […]

Our COVID-19 Response Across BC

Posted on 23rd April 2020, by British Columbia
Thanks to your support during these unprecedented times we continue to serve those in need. Our programs and services remain open, with some key changes allowing us to continue supporting our community’s most vulnerable. Here is how that looks in a few cities throughout the province.   Vancouver   At Boundless Vancouver our Free Food  […]

Times Colonist – Rapid Relief Fund

Posted on 23rd April 2020, by British Columbia
The Rapid Relief Fund is an initiative brought together in Victoria by several community leaders in an immediate response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Times Colonist newspaper launched the largest fundraising appeal in their history, together with the Jawl family, and the Victoria Foundation. This response was planned to address the impact of the pandemic  […]

Hundreds of Girls Inspired at BRAVE

Posted on 16th April 2020, by British Columbia
Our BC Division partnered with BRAVE Canada in February 2020 to simultaneously host three empowering BRAVE events for young girls aged 12-18 in Kamloops, Vancouver and Victoria. This free catalytic event was created to remind girls they are valuable, and worth being celebrated while encouraging them to dream big for what their futures can be.  […]
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A Look Back at Christmas 2019

Posted on 13th January 2020, by British Columbia
In 2019 The Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign raised a total of $3.6 million across British Columbia. This will help us continue to feed, clothe and shelter individuals and families, while helping others escape violence and addiction. How it Was Done: The money raised this Christmas season is in no small part due to the tremendous  […]