Our thanks to the White Rock resident who donated a 2000 Red Honda Civic to the important work done by the Salvation Army in Chilliwack. The photo shows Salvation Army’s Warrren Schatz with the vehicle donation proceeds cheque of $2000.

The Salvation Army was originally established in England in 1865, arriving in Canada in 1882 and in Chilliwack in 1924. From the beginning, the Salvation Army has focused on feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the cold, and offering compassion to the hurting. With the generous support of their partners, the Salvation Army are able to offer help and hope to those struggling in their community.

Their food bank provides basic food needs for over 350 families a month. Their food recovery program adds to this by redistributing donated food from local grocers to the local community through their daily ‘food pantry’. Last year, 37,000 people came through the Salvation Army to pick up free fresh produce and other food and they diverted hundreds of thousands of pounds of food from going to landfills. During the pandemic, the Salvation Army partnered with other groups in the community to send out an additional 400 food hampers a week to families struggling with the effects of the crisis.

Their community soup kitchen provided over 25,000 meals to anyone in need in the community, while 68 men and women each night are able to sleep in a bed in their emergency shelter.

“With this support from “Your Choice to Donate” we will be able to feed more single families and seniors, assist and shelter those struggling with addiction and poverty and provide hope to many more,” said the Chilliwack Salvation Army Care and Share Centre Business Manager, Warren Schatz.

Learn more about the Salvation Army in Chilliwack at salvationarmychilliwack.ca and on their Facebook Page at facebook.com/chilliwacksalvationarmy.

To donate a no longer needed or older vehicle to this or another charity in the Fraser Valley, or beyond, scroll over the ‘Choose Your Charity’ link in our top of the page menu.

If you don’t see your charity listed choose ‘Other Charity’ at the bottom of the drop-down list and name them in the vehicle donation process.

Vehicle donations provide valuable financial resources to support the running of local charities. With minor repairs, some vehicles may be worth more to a charity resold. If not, the vehicle will be recycled with parts and any metal sold for the benefit of the charity. Each vehicle is evaluated to determine the best course of action.

Vehicles are towed free and once the vehicle is disposed of the proceeds are donated to the charity chosen by the donor.