Salvation Army

Pastor Dave McFadden, pastor Renee McFadden, are with the Willows Family Centre. (Langley Advance Times files)

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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

 

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

 

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)

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)
Langley Salvation Army church hosts ‘drop off and drive on’ event for food bank

Langley Salvation Army church hosts ‘drop off and drive on’ event for food bank

The Willows Church held a food drive in place of Sunday service

Langley Salvation Army church hosts ‘drop off and drive on’ event for food bank
Salvation Army is asking the public to refrain from leaving items outside closed stores and donation bins. (Black Press Media file)

Stop dropping off donations outside closed stores and bins, Salvation Army says

Organization remains closed due to coronavirus pandemic

Salvation Army is asking the public to refrain from leaving items outside closed stores and donation bins. (Black Press Media file)
Gateway of Hope support worker Darren Skahl set out blankets and sleeping mat at the Langley shelter during a previous weather alert in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley shelter opens extra beds for extreme weather alert

Falling temperatures prompted the opening of the shelter’s extra beds

Gateway of Hope support worker Darren Skahl set out blankets and sleeping mat at the Langley shelter during a previous weather alert in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
Gateway of Hope support worker Darren Skahl set out blankets and sleeping mat at the Langley shelter during a previous weather alert in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)

Langley shelter opens extra beds for extreme weather alert

Heavy rain prompted the opening of the shelter’s extra beds

Gateway of Hope support worker Darren Skahl set out blankets and sleeping mat at the Langley shelter during a previous weather alert in Langley. (Langley Advance Times files)
Salvation Army Gateway of Hope is looking for towel donations to use for their community shower program. (Gateway of Hope/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Salvation Army Gateway of Hope in need of towel donations

People can bring new or used towels to 5787 Langley Bypass weekdays for the shelter’s shower program

Salvation Army Gateway of Hope is looking for towel donations to use for their community shower program. (Gateway of Hope/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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