The Salvation Army Centre of Hope!
The Salvation Army Public Relations Director speaks at The Chamber of Commerce Bold Forum
The Salvation Army Public Relations Director speaks at The Chamber of Commerce Bold Forum at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium on March 20, 2014.
When we talk about establishing coordinated and comprehensive approaches to things like Economic Development, and Sustainability Planning Initiatives with the goal of livable, sustainable and prosperous community, of course we want to be strategic about how we grow and develop Abbotsford as a great place to live, work, play, and do business…to facilitate economic well-being for our community not only now but as we look forward to 2020. When we discuss these issues and we read the commissioned reports there seems to be a segment of our population whose input is missing.
The Salvation Army wishes to thank Envision Financial for their very generous sponsorship of the Pantry34 program for the 2013-2014 School year.
For more information on this program and how you can become involved, please click here.
How We Fight Today!
At our location on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford, British Columbia, we are hard at work endeavouring to help the poor, the homeless, the addicted, the hungry, the lonely, and the forgotten – people who are experiencing challenges with the basic necessities of daily living in our city.
Salvation Army staff prepare to leave The Centre of Hope with back up meals and supplies for Emergency Personnel and those displaced by the fire at The Willows apartment complex in Mission.
We make it our concern to feed them, care for them, and help them find the path to wholeness. As you explore our various ministries through these pages, you will discover what we do and why we are so passionate about our work. You may even find ways you want to get involved and make a difference in our community.
Residents of The Willows Apt. Complex were cared for by staff and volunteers of Hope Central, Emergency Services and The Salvation Army. Animal Control was also onsite reuniting owners with their beloved pets that fled during the fire.
Mission City Mayor Ted Adlem came out to check on those displaced by the fire and to thank everyone who responded to the need so quickly.
Mr. Tom Skidmore, former Chairman of the Vancouver Circle of Caring Campaign states: “Many people in this world face seemingly insurmountable physical and psychological challenges. Their souls are empty and their hearts are broken. Their world is a daily battle with drugs, loneliness, mental illness, abuse, and rejection. Every individual who enters the doors of The Salvation Army is treated with respect and dignity. They are not judged on what they have done, how unkempt they appear, or how incoherently they speak. When disheartened men and women knock on the doors of The Salvation Army, they retain a glimmer of hope that someone cares. The door opens. They are greeted warmly. For a fleeting moment, they think maybe, just maybe, this time it will be different!”
Feeding and watering Firefighters and Emergency Personnel at the scene of the fire.
Together, we can make a difference! In addition to Emergency Response, The Salvation Army is working together with many churches and agencies in Mission to ensure that Meal Services are looked after since Union Gospel Mission ceased their Feeding Program/ Meal Services in the community several months ago. The Salvation Army is now providing a dinner meal twice weekly @ Hope Central on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
For more information please contact The Centre of Hope at 604 852 9305.
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