The Salvation Army Centre of Hope
Giving Hope & Changing Lives in Abbotsford, BC
The Salvation Army has launched a massive emergency response effort to help victims of the worst flood in a century in British Columbia. Emergency Response Units are on the ground in communities across the province providing food, hydration, shelter, clothing, and blankets to first responders, evacuees, and flood victims.
“We have been on the ground since day one in the hardest hit communities,” says Mike Leland spokesperson for The Salvation Army in B.C. “We have several of our trained emergency response units actively supporting the impacted communities. Our feeding trucks are there, we have been airlifting in meals, and we have set up evacuation centres in communities to receive victims of the floods.”
With five emergency response vehicles in the field and evacuation centres open, The Salvation Army is on the front lines in Kelowna, Kamloops, Chilliwack, and Abbotsford, while locations in Maple Ridge and Abbotsford have been working around the clock to supply communities with food, hydration, and blankets. To date, the Army has provided close to 10,000 meals to those being impacted, as well as those first responders who are on the ground. They also mobilized two more emergency disaster vehicles on standby in case the weather begins to change over the course of the next several days.
“Several of our locations outside of the impacted areas mobilized their units and their communities immediately to assist in the effort,” says Leland. “This is a tragedy unfolding and we are here for those people and communities day and night and we will be here to end, and see this through into the recovery phase… this is what we do, but we don’t do it alone.”
The Salvation Army has also launched an Emergency Flood Relief Appeal. People can help by going to salvationarmy.ca/BCFlood or call 1.800.SAL.ARMY to make a safe and secure donation.
“We need people to help,” says Leland. “This is going to take everyone coming together, not only to assist right now, but to help these communities recover in the weeks and months ahead. Every dollar donated will go directly towards helping these communities today with essential services and then into the aftermath of these floods to help them recover.”
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Cascade Community Church * 35190 Delair Road
Centre of Hope * 34081 Gladys Avenue
Zone Garage Fraser Valley * 2319 Clearbrook Road
At our location on Gladys Avenue in Abbotsford, British Columbia, we are hard at work endeavouring to help the poor, the homeless, the addicted, the hungry, the lonely, and the forgotten – people who are experiencing challenges with the basic necessities of daily living in our city.
We make it our concern to feed them, care for them, and help them find the path to wholeness. As you explore our various ministries through these pages, you will discover what we do and why we are so passionate about our work. You may even find ways you want to get involved and make a difference in our community.
Now at work in 131 countries, The Salvation Army’s operations in Canada began in 1882 and have grown to become one of the largest direct providers of social services in the country. In Bermuda, the Army has been at work since 1896.
In the Abbotsford-Mission area of British Columbia, the Cascade corps was established in 1984.
The ministry has two locations – the Cascade Community Church on Delair Road and the Centre of Hope on Gladys Avenue.
The Centre of Hope includes Redemption Café, Meal Centre, Pet friendly shelter, emergency shelter and extreme weather shelter, Supportive Independent Living – SIL, Family services, daily produce and bread, Medical clinic, Outreach teams, housing support, case workers for advocacies and referrals and Super Sunday services.
The Emergency Disaster Services has a community response unit based at The Centre of Hope. They respond to requests from fire, police, search and rescue and other agencies during local or provincial emergencies.
In 2008 The Salvation Army won the Abbotsford Business Excellence Award in the category of Social Responsibility.
The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.
There are three core values of our faith – Salvation, Holiness and Intimacy with God. Rooted in these three values are the core operational values which guide all aspects of The Salvation Army in Canada & Bermuda.
We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We reach out to support others without discrimination.
We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
We responsibly mange the resources entrusted to us.