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The Salvation Army has been active in the community of Nanaimo since 1888. It operated out of the building at 19 Nicol until a new church building was opened in April 1986 on the corner of Bruce and Eighth Street. The Salvation Army continues to provide emergency assistance and Family Services out of the Church.

The outreach of The Salvation Army flows out of the congregation that gathers weekly at church on Eight Street.

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.

We are privileged to be able to offer the following services to residents of Nanaimo and surrounding communities:

– 2 Thrift Stores
–  Family Services
– Crisis Response Vehicle