Salvation Army

Nancy and Mike Murray working on a Salvation Army kettle. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Ridge Meadows kettle campaign raised $97,000 for Salvation Army

One local volunteer did 24 shifts as a bell ringer this year

 

Extreme weather beds are now available for the homeless in Maple Ridge when temperatures dip below 0 C. (The News files)

City pulls extreme weather bed program together for homeless in Maple Ridge – just as snow hits

The city stepped in after local service providers could not get a shelter open before first snowfall

 

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

Kettle campaign will be allowed in front of liquor stores in Maple Ridge, across B.C.

Liquor Distribution Branch reverses decision, will welcome Salvation Army

 

Fundraising coordinator Amelia Norrie (right), and other Salvation Army administrative staff, will be working out of the new Dewdney Trunk Road location starting Jan. 1. (The News)

Salvation Army debunks rumours of new downtown Maple Ridge shelter

The Dewdney Trunk Road location will be the new temporary administrative office

Fundraising coordinator Amelia Norrie (right), and other Salvation Army administrative staff, will be working out of the new Dewdney Trunk Road location starting Jan. 1. (The News)
Stuart Richardson (right) watches a saxophone quartet play at ValleyFair Mall in Maple Ridge as bellringers for the Salvation Army. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Ridge Meadows 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

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 executive director David Macpherson announced plans to construct a new local shelter at the 2022 Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Salvation Army announces new shelter serving Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

The new 100-bed facility is expected to be completed by 2027

Salvation Army executive director David Macpherson announced plans to construct a new local shelter at the 2022 Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Ron Nims shared his personal story at the 10th annual Salvation Army Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)

Stories of struggle and perseverance shared at 10th annual Dignity Breakfast

Hundreds attended the Nov. 23 Salvation Army event in Pitt Meadows

Ron Nims shared his personal story at the 10th annual Salvation Army Dignity Breakfast on Nov. 23. (Brandon Tucker/The News)
Tom Middelveen, Amanda Angus, Judy Rohl and Dan Rohl take their saxophone quartet to ValleyFair Mall in Maple Ridge as bellringers for the Salvation Army. (Neil Corbett/The News)

UPDATE: Salvation Army kettle campaign underway in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Set lofty goal of raising $200,000, based on growing need in the community

Tom Middelveen, Amanda Angus, Judy Rohl and Dan Rohl take their saxophone quartet to ValleyFair Mall in Maple Ridge as bellringers for the Salvation Army. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Emergency cold, wet weather beds that used to be at the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries. (The News files)

Site found in Maple Ridge for Emergency Weather Response shelter

Maple Ridge Alliance Church will be the new location

Emergency cold, wet weather beds that used to be at the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries. (The News files)
In previous years a shelter facility in downtown Maple Ridge offered 25 beds during extreme weather. (The News files)

Extreme Weather Response beds no longer available at Salvation Army in Maple Ridge

Currently there is nowhere for those seeking shelter to go

In previous years a shelter facility in downtown Maple Ridge offered 25 beds during extreme weather. (The News files)
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 Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries Ride for Hope takes place this Saturday, June 11. (Special to The News)

Motorcycles, classic cars to ride from Maple Ridge to Hope for youth summer camp

Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries Ride for Hope is in its second year

The Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries Ride for Hope takes place this Saturday, June 11. (Special to The News)
Mark Stewart has left the position of executive director of the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries in Maple Ridge. (The News files)

Salvation Army in Maple Ridge looking for new executive director

Mark Stewart has returned to Winnipeg for new opportunity at Sally Ann

Mark Stewart has left the position of executive director of the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries in Maple Ridge. (The News files)
Gary Singh, 59, was one of the first customers at UpCycle, where he picked up a couple of T-shirts, a pair of shorts, and insoles for his shoes. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Salvation Army boutique opens in Maple Ridge where no money is necessary

The UpCycle trailer will be open every Tuesday and Thursday

Gary Singh, 59, was one of the first customers at UpCycle, where he picked up a couple of T-shirts, a pair of shorts, and insoles for his shoes. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Mark Stewart, executive director of the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries, said the Community Meal program will resume this month, starting with an Easter ham dinner on April 18. (Neil Corbett/THE NEWS)

Ridge Meadows Salvation Army to host Easter dinner

Community Meal program resumes this month, starting April 18

Mark Stewart, executive director of the Salvation Army Ridge Meadows Ministries, said the Community Meal program will resume this month, starting with an Easter ham dinner on April 18. (Neil Corbett/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 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

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)
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

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)
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

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)
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)
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