Salvation Army

Maple Ridge secondary students Gibran Buchahin, Lynn Milburn, and Lou Prokopenko raise money for the Salvation Army kettle campaign outside ValleyFair Mall on Dec. 15. (The News files)

Maple Ridge Sally Ann gets kettle campaign proceeds at critical time

Ridge Meadows Salvation Army raises more than $100,000

 

Mark Stewart, executive director of the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries, said there is still room at the homeless shelter, which was not at capacity despite Jan. 5-6 snowstorm. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Emergency weather shelter not filling up at Salvation Army in Maple Ridge

During overnight storm from Jan. 5-6 only 69 people registered for bed; capacity 80

 

Vicki, a Christmas Haven volunteer, peels a huge amount of potatoes as part of preparing more than 1,000 Christmas dinners at the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows. (Christmas Haven Facebook/Special to The News)

Ridge Meadows Salvation Army prepares over 1,000 Christmas dinners

Volunteers cooked and delivered meals on Christmas Eve

 

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)
Local musician Peter Tam is hosting a fundraising concert for the Salvation Army on Sunday, Dec. 19. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge musician holding free concert in benefit of Salvation Army

Peter Tam will be joined by Lauren Trotzuk singing Christmas songs by request

Local musician Peter Tam is hosting a fundraising concert for the Salvation Army on Sunday, Dec. 19. (Special to The News)
Maple Ridge secondary students Gibran Buchahin, Lynn Milburn, and Lou Prokopenko raise money for the Salvation Army kettle campaign outside ValleyFair Mall on Wednesday, Dec. 15. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Wellness students ring bells with good vibes for the Salvation Army in Maple Ridge

MRSS Wellness program gives students strategies to live their best life

Maple Ridge secondary students Gibran Buchahin, Lynn Milburn, and Lou Prokopenko raise money for the Salvation Army kettle campaign outside ValleyFair Mall on Wednesday, Dec. 15. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Laura Strachan, 9, and her mother Janine ring the bells for the Salvation Army Christmas kettle outside Save-On-Foods at ValleyFair Mall on Monday, Dec. 6. Laura is in Grade 4 at Kanaka Creek elementary, where her mother teaches kindergarten, and this is the first year they have staffed a kettle for Christmas. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Laura Strachan, 9, and her mother Janine ring the bells for the Salvation Army Christmas kettle outside Save-On-Foods at ValleyFair Mall on Monday, Dec. 6. Laura is in Grade 4 at Kanaka Creek elementary, where her mother teaches kindergarten, and this is the first year they have staffed a kettle for Christmas. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
“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 Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign starts this weekend. (Amelia Norrie/Special to The News)

The bells will be ringing out for the Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign this weekend

Campaign starts Saturday, Nov. 20 in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

The Salvation Army Christmas kettle campaign starts this weekend. (Amelia Norrie/Special to The News)
The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries has started taking sponsorship applications for the Adopt-a-Family program. (Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries/Special to The News)

Donors needed to adopt a family in need for Christmas

Program helps those in need across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries has started taking sponsorship applications for the Adopt-a-Family program. (Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries/Special to The News)
Last year more than 500 meals were served at the annual Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries Thanksgiving dinner drive-thru event. (THE NEWS files)

Turkeys needed for Thanksgiving dinner

The Salvation Army is expecting double the amount of people at this years Maple Ridge event

Last year more than 500 meals were served at the annual Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries Thanksgiving dinner drive-thru event. (THE NEWS files)
A donation of 20 pairs of boots was made to the Salvation Army in Maple Ridge by Mamas for Mamas in Vancouver. (Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries/Special to The News)

Boot donation to Salvation Army in Maple Ridge will help children this winter

Around 20 pairs donated to Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries

A donation of 20 pairs of boots was made to the Salvation Army in Maple Ridge by Mamas for Mamas in Vancouver. (Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries/Special to The News)
Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries team handed out water bottles to all who wanted them at Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park on Thursday afternoon. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)

VIDEO: Salvation Army ramps up for hot weekend in Maple Ridge

Headquarters on Lougheed Highway will be open as cooling centre, bottles of water to be distributed

Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries team handed out water bottles to all who wanted them at Maple Ridge’s Memorial Peace Park on Thursday afternoon. (Ronan O’Doherty - The News)
Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministeries team celebrates the first inaugural Ride for Hope. (Special to The News)

60 bikers ride from Maple Ridge to Hope to promote awareness of Salvation Army services

First annual Ride for Hope raised $2,500 for community service programs

Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministeries team celebrates the first inaugural Ride for Hope. (Special to The News)
Homeless are at risk for heat exhaustion and dehydration during the Lower Mainland heat wave. (File photo)

Salvation Army looking out for Maple Ridge homeless during heat wave

There will not be a cooling station due to COVID but staff will drive around offering water

Homeless are at risk for heat exhaustion and dehydration during the Lower Mainland heat wave. (File photo)
Mark Stewart, executive director of the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries, said there is still room at the homeless shelter, which was not at capacity despite Wednesday night’s freezing temperatures. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Homeless shelters in Maple Ridge not filling up in freezing temperatures

It appears there are fewer people on the streets, says Salvation Army

Mark Stewart, executive director of the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries, said there is still room at the homeless shelter, which was not at capacity despite Wednesday night’s freezing temperatures. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)
Nobody will be turned away from the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministry in the next couple of days as temperatures are expected to dip below freezing. (THE NEWS/files)

Ridge Meadows Salvation Army calls for extreme weather response

Freezing temperatures forecast tonight and Friday, snow on the weekend

Nobody will be turned away from the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministry in the next couple of days as temperatures are expected to dip below freezing. (THE NEWS/files)
James Bobick of Maple Ridge made a donation to the Salvation Army kettle campaign outside the Save-On-Foods in the Westgate Shopping Centre just before Christmas. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
James Bobick of Maple Ridge made a donation to the Salvation Army kettle campaign outside the Save-On-Foods in the Westgate Shopping Centre just before Christmas. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Whonnock Roofing helped to raise more than $7,000 for the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries by manning kettles, and then offering a cheque matching the amount donated. (Special to The News)

Roofers raise funds for Salvation Army Ridge Meadows

Whonnock Roofing takes kettle shifts, matches donations

Whonnock Roofing helped to raise more than $7,000 for the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries by manning kettles, and then offering a cheque matching the amount donated. (Special to The News)
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