Salvation Army

Registrations for hampers are open until Friday, Dec. 9. Low-income seniors and single people, and couples with no children can receive a Christmas hamper.

Langley’s Gateway of Hope readying Christmas hampers but registration deadline fast approaching

Residents in the community who are struggling financially may qualify

 

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

 

Bell ringers from Inclusion Langley were taking donations for the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope last year. The annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is underway now. (Roxanne Hooper/Langley Advance Times)

Bell ringing volunteers sought for Langley Christmas Kettle Campaign

Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope is trying to raise $180,000 this season

 

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)
The Willows Church and Family Life Centre is hosting a Santa Shuffle fun run and Elf Walk on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2022. It is currently looking for volunteers to help. (Willows)

Langley community group looking for some holiday helpers for charity fun run

Willows Church and Family Life Centre has a meeting Tuesday for those interested in volunteering

The Willows Church and Family Life Centre is hosting a Santa Shuffle fun run and Elf Walk on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2022. It is currently looking for volunteers to help. (Willows)
Pastor Dave McFadden, pastor Renee McFadden, are with the Willows Family Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)

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Pastor Dave McFadden, pastor Renee McFadden, are with the Willows Family Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)
Hermes Michelini is one of the volunteers at Gateway of Hope helping the community of Langley receive free tax services. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Tax season a busy time for Langley non-profit volunteers

Income taxes for more than 130 filed this year so far by Gateway of Hope

Hermes Michelini is one of the volunteers at Gateway of Hope helping the community of Langley receive free tax services. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Community members participated in last year’s Coldest Night of the Year competition by teaming up to walk around their neighbourhoods. (cnoy.org)

Langley shelter seeks participation from locals to raise money for the Coldest Night of the Year

People can create a fundraiser by organize walks around the neighbourhood

Community members participated in last year’s Coldest Night of the Year competition by teaming up to walk around their neighbourhoods. (cnoy.org)
The shelter at the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope in Langley City has been busy lately as temperatures have dropped. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley shelter busy as cold weather hits homeless

The Gateway of Hope is operating near 100 per cent capacity most nights

The shelter at the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope in Langley City has been busy lately as temperatures have dropped. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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)
Emily Poole volunteered with a Salvation Army kettle over the weekend. The annual kettle campaign is underway now in Langley for the Gateway of Hope shelter and its programs. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Langley Kettle Campaign aims to raise $180,000

The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers for kettle shifts

Emily Poole volunteered with a Salvation Army kettle over the weekend. The annual kettle campaign is underway now in Langley for the Gateway of Hope shelter and its programs. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
“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)
Andrea Petkau, integrated mission supervisor at Willows Family Life Centre in Langley, showed off the new daycare space. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times).

New family centre in Langley aims to bridge gaps in the community

Willows Family Life Centre was made possible by The Salvation Army

Andrea Petkau, integrated mission supervisor at Willows Family Life Centre in Langley, showed off the new daycare space. (Joti Grewal/Langley Advance Times).
This year’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser will take place remotely on Feb. 20. In keeping with current provincial health orders, participants can complete a 2-5 kilometre walk with those in their immediate household. (The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope/Facebook)
This year’s Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser will take place remotely on Feb. 20. In keeping with current provincial health orders, participants can complete a 2-5 kilometre walk with those in their immediate household. (The Salvation Army Gateway of Hope/Facebook)
Dan Donkers and Andrea Voss of the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope in Langley organized the annual Kettle Campaign. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Generosity means Langley Christmas Kettle Campaign exceeds goal by $46,000

The Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope will put the cash towards local programs

Dan Donkers and Andrea Voss of the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope in Langley organized the annual Kettle Campaign. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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
Bad weather this year could catch Langley’s homeless without enough shelter space due to COVID-19 concerns. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley needs new site for Emergency Weather Response shelter

COVID distancing concerns have maxed out existing shelter spaces

Bad weather this year could catch Langley’s homeless without enough shelter space due to COVID-19 concerns. (Langley Advance Times files)
Dan Donkers and Andrea Voss of the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope in langley are getting ready for the annual Kettle Campaign. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Kettle campaign includes online element in Langley

Watch for bell ringers, or donate via the web

Dan Donkers and Andrea Voss of the Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope in langley are getting ready for the annual Kettle Campaign. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
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
June 5 is National Doughnut Day. (Black Press Media file photo)

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

June 5 is National Doughnut Day. (Black Press Media file photo)