The Salvation Army Centre of Hope!
The hustle and bustle has begun and Christmas carols play in evey store, yet for many of those we serve, shopping is the last thing on their minds. No money for presents or new clothes for the kids. Not enough money to buy proper groceries and scarcely enough to the rent, worried that eviction is just around the corner. During the holiday season, those who are in desperate need will turn to The Salvation Army for help and hope. Would you join with us and be part of the miracle that will bring comfort and joy to hundrededs of families right here in our community?
Thank you, and Merry Christmas.
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.
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.
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!”
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