Salvation Army

The Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army food bank is asking for donations of fresh produce from home gardens. (PQB News file photo)

Salvation Army food bank seeks fresh produce for Parksville Qualicum Beach residents

Donations of a wide variety of fruit and veggies will be accepted

 

The Oceanside Task Force on Homelessness will help vulnerable residents stay hydrated during extreme heat with free bottles of water. (Submitted photo)

Parksville groups to provide free bottles of water during extreme heat

Salvation Army, task force on homelessness to help keep people hydrated

 

Bonnie Brown, business manager of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Chat with Bonnie Brown of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army

Podcast: Talk includes COVID-19, new fundraising initiatives and more

 

Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army exceeded its Christmas Kettle and Letter Appeal fundraising campaigns. (PQB News file photo)

Salvation Army exceeds fundraising goals in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Business manager reports successful kettle and letter appeal campaigns

  • Jan 12, 2021
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army exceeded its Christmas Kettle and Letter Appeal fundraising campaigns. (PQB News file photo)
An automated donation stand for the Salvation Army is seen on the way out of a grocery store in Montreal, on Monday, December 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

‘We have to act now’: Salvation Army still $11M short of Christmas fundraising goal

Charity said that the need for services has doubled in some areas

An automated donation stand for the Salvation Army is seen on the way out of a grocery store in Montreal, on Monday, December 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Patricia Taylor and Debra Strut at the Salvation Army on Friday, Nov. 27, handing out winter boots and gift bags to those in need. Taylor says they'll be back until all her supplies are gone.(Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville residents distribute gifts and winter boots in Salvation Army parking lot

‘I’m hoping to open the eyes of the community to realize that everybody has value’

Patricia Taylor and Debra Strut at the Salvation Army on Friday, Nov. 27, handing out winter boots and gift bags to those in need. Taylor says they'll be back until all her supplies are gone.(Mandy Moraes photo)
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Iconic Salvation Army fundraiser faces increased demand, challenges due to COVID-19

Charity says it has not seen an increase in demand like this for decades

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise member Arlene Costigan, right, presents a $2,7000 giant cheque to Major Norman Hamelin of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army. (Submitted photo)

Rotary Qualicum Beach bottle drive raises $2,700 for food bank

Cheque presented to Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army

Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach Sunrise member Arlene Costigan, right, presents a $2,7000 giant cheque to Major Norman Hamelin of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army. (Submitted photo)
The Salvation Army in Qualicum Beach re-opens for shopping as of June 23. (Salvation Army photo)

Qualicum Beach Salvation Army thrift store re-opens

Store welcomes shoppers once again

  • Jun 23, 2020
The Salvation Army in Qualicum Beach re-opens for shopping as of June 23. (Salvation Army photo)
The Salvation Army in Parksville will reopen for shopping on June 10. (Salvation Army photo)

Parksville’s Salvation Army thrift store re-opening on June 10

Organization excited to get back to business

  • Jun 8, 2020
The Salvation Army in Parksville will reopen for shopping on June 10. (Salvation Army photo)
June 5 is National Doughnut Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

National Doughnut Day pays tribute to those on frontlines of First World War

The Salvation Army will be handing out doughnuts to community partners on Friday

June 5 is National Doughnut Day. (Black Press Media file photo)
Cam Cruickshank, Keaton Cruickshank, Leslie Cruickshank, Eric Miller, Terry Denouden, Phil St.Luke, Amy-Jean Reedel and Carl Greening at the Parksville Fire Dept. annual food drive on Nov.16 - Cloe Logan photo

Salvation Army food bank and soup kitchen hours extended in Parksville

Increase in demand due to COVID-19 situation

  • Apr 14, 2020
Cam Cruickshank, Keaton Cruickshank, Leslie Cruickshank, Eric Miller, Terry Denouden, Phil St.Luke, Amy-Jean Reedel and Carl Greening at the Parksville Fire Dept. annual food drive on Nov.16 - Cloe Logan photo
The Salvation Army is looking for help keep the food bank services open. (File photo)
The Salvation Army is looking for help keep the food bank services open. (File photo)
Keaton Cruickshank at the annual Parksville Fire Department food drive on Nov. 16. (Cloe Logan photo)

62,000 pounds of food items donated during Salvation Army firefighter food drive

Numbers significantly up from previous year

  • Feb 8, 2020
Keaton Cruickshank at the annual Parksville Fire Department food drive on Nov. 16. (Cloe Logan photo)
A heartfelt reunion, as Lt. Sabrina Silvey and Roma Dawe of the Prince Rupert Salvation Army give Oliver Stewart his mother’s long-lost, handmade regalia. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)

Family reclaims stolen First Nations regalia found at thrift store

Salvation Army finds Indigenous regalia that was stolen from a Prince Rupert home three years ago

A heartfelt reunion, as Lt. Sabrina Silvey and Roma Dawe of the Prince Rupert Salvation Army give Oliver Stewart his mother’s long-lost, handmade regalia. (Keili Bartlett / The Northern View)