‘Thank you for all the decisions you must make, the risks you take with your very lives, for all your hard, hard work, sweat and tears! Thank you!’
This is just one of the many appreciations that firefighters and others responding to wildfires on behalf of the region will soon be receiving.
The Salvation Army in Salmon Arm is collecting messages of gratitude on large white poster board so they can be turned into cards for the many people doing so much for the community during the wildfires.
The boards can be found at the Salvation Army Lighthouse Community Ministries at 441 3rd St. SW.
The facility is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 2 PM and Saturdays from 11 AM to 2 PM.
Food, clothing and more
If you are in need of non-perishable food or clothing, or have some to donate, the Salvation Army both distributes and accepts such items. In addition to food and clothing, N95 masks, hygiene items and emotional support are available.
Also onsite are showers and laundry services.
The Salvation Army’s Jen Gilfillan says toothbrushes and socks are always in short supply. The Salvation Army is dedicated to connecting people with a variety of services. Outreach workers from the Canadian Mental Health Association, for instance, are available in the community and at the Salvation Army location during the week.
The Salvation Army also has an emergency services van and will take supplies to campgrounds and parking lots if needed. If you know of someone who might need a mobile visit with supplies, call the Salvation Army at 250-832-9166.
The Salvation Army in Salmon Arm is inviting residents to offer their words of thanks for firefighters and other wildfire responders on poster boards that will be made into cards for them.
The Salvation Army has a good supply of food available to anyone in need in Salmon Arm.