Salvation Army

(PQB News file photo)

Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army thanks community for support

Christmas Kettle campaign volunteers still needed

 

The Salvation Army kettle campaign will once again be seen in front of BC Liquor stores. (The News files)

Kettle campaign bell ringers now allowed in front of liquor stores across B.C.

Liquor Distribution Branch reverses decision, will welcome Salvation Army

 

Stuart Richardson (right) watches a saxophone quartet play at ValleyFair Mall in Maple Ridge as bellringers for the Salvation Army. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Salvation Army not allowed in front of BC Liquor stores this Christmas

Liquor branch says it already has campaign for food banks, Share-a-Bear

 

Salvation Army kettles will not be taking donations at BC Liquor (BCL) stores this holiday season. (Black Press Media file photo)

No Salvation Army Kettles in BC Liquor stores this holiday season

BCL holding food bank fundraising campaign and ‘Share-a-Bear’ program

Salvation Army kettles will not be taking donations at BC Liquor (BCL) stores this holiday season. (Black Press Media file photo)
From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)

600,000 eggs donated by farmers to food banks across B.C. by end of 2022

‘We don’t want any parents to be in a position where they can’t feed their kids’ - Chilliwack egg farmer

From left to right, Salvation Army Captain Matt Kean, Chilliwack Food Bank co-ordinator Don Armstrong, Chilliwack farmer Larissa Garcia, and Captain Fiona Kean. (BC Egg photo)
Parksville Lawn Bowling Club social director Barry Conn shows a table full of donations and $251 in cash raised for the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army food bank. (Chuck Benson Photo)

Parksville Lawn Bowling Club helps out Salvation Army food bank

Non-perishable food items, $251 cash raised

Parksville Lawn Bowling Club social director Barry Conn shows a table full of donations and $251 in cash raised for the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army food bank. (Chuck Benson Photo)
The Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army had close to 180 volunteers that helped with the Kettle Campaign during the Christmas season. (Submitted photo)

Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army kettle campaign exceeds goal, raises $123,755

Ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and unpredictable weather conditions created challenges

The Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army had close to 180 volunteers that helped with the Kettle Campaign during the Christmas season. (Submitted photo)
Unhoused residents are at an increased risk of harm during cold or snowy weather. (Black Press Media file photo)

Salvation Army responds to extreme weather in B.C., readies temporary shelters

Support organization concerned for at-risk residents provincewide

Unhoused residents are at an increased risk of harm during cold or snowy weather. (Black Press Media file photo)
Parksville Fire Department firefighter Phil Charlebois holds a boot while a Thrifty Foods shopper drops her donation. (Michael Briones photo)

Annual firefighter food drive in Parksville Qualicum Beach up nearly $19K from 2020

$52.2K collected from 7 fire departments and $58.6K from Craig Bay Community

Parksville Fire Department firefighter Phil Charlebois holds a boot while a Thrifty Foods shopper drops her donation. (Michael Briones photo)
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)

Salvation Army kicks off red kettle campaign with extra flood donation goal

Divisional secretary Mike Leland says this year’s need is ‘through the roof’

  • Nov 22, 2021
“That money has to last 365 days a year, because that’s how many days we’re on the street helping vulnerable individuals.” (Breanna Himmelright/Black Press Media)
The Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army in Parksville launched the start of its Christmas Kettle Campaign on Nov. 18. The annual fundraising drive was attended by Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne along with city councillors Marilyn Wilson and Teresa Patterson, and Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce executive director, Kim Burden, who made donations to get the ball rolling. (Michael Briones photo)
The Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army in Parksville launched the start of its Christmas Kettle Campaign on Nov. 18. The annual fundraising drive was attended by Courtenay-Alberni MP Gord Johns, Parksville Mayor Ed Mayne along with city councillors Marilyn Wilson and Teresa Patterson, and Parksville and District Chamber of Commerce executive director, Kim Burden, who made donations to get the ball rolling. (Michael Briones photo)
Despite the rain, residents take the time to donate to the annual ‘Fill the Boots for Food Drive’ fundraiser for that was set up the Parksville Fire Department volunteers at Quality Foods in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
Despite the rain, residents take the time to donate to the annual ‘Fill the Boots for Food Drive’ fundraiser for that was set up the Parksville Fire Department volunteers at Quality Foods in Parksville. (Michael Briones photo)
Bonnie Brown, business manager of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PQBeat: Talking Christmas with Bonnie Brown of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army

Podcast: Fundraising initiatives underway in Parksville Qualicum Beach

Bonnie Brown, business manager of the Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army, visits the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
On Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, firefighters will collect cash donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank at locations throughout the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Submitted photo)

8 Parksville Qualicum Beach area fire departments set for annual food and toy drive

No door-to-door campaign for 2021, donations to be collected in various PQB locations

On Nov. 13 and Nov. 14, firefighters will collect cash donations for the Salvation Army Food Bank at locations throughout the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (Submitted photo)
Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army volunteer chefs as they prep for Wednesday, Oct. 6, Thanksgiving dinner. (Facebook Photo)

Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army feeds 192 during early Thanksgiving dinner

On a typical day, soup kitchen might see approximately 100 people

Mount Arrowsmith Salvation Army volunteer chefs as they prep for Wednesday, Oct. 6, Thanksgiving dinner. (Facebook Photo)
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 Mt. Arrowsmith Salvation Army food bank is asking for donations of fresh produce from home gardens. (PQB News file photo)
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

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

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