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Salvation Army luncheon raises $6,300 for services in Abbotsford-Mission

Second annual Hope in the Valley event supports Centre of Hope
The choir from Mountain Elementary performed at the Salvation Army’s Hope in the Valley luncheon on April 24 in Abbotsford. (Submitted photo)

The Salvation Army – Abbotsford/Mission hosted the second annual Hope in the Valley Luncheon on April 24, raising $6,300 for programs and services at the Centre of Hope.

More than 140 guests attended the event at Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford. Bob Singleton, known as the voice of the Abbotsford International Airshow for many years, was the MC.

Rob Studiman, community ministries director at the Centre of Hope, thanked everyone who sponsored, donated, volunteered and participated in the event.

“The incredible generosity of Abbotsford and Mission never ceases to amaze us. We look forward to seeing you all again at our third annual event,” he said.

The luncheon highlighted messages of hope and resilience. Keynote speaker Pastor Al Breitkreuz shared his message The Humanity of Justice.

The Hero for Hope Award was presented to Peter, whose life generates hope in others because of his example of overcoming adversity.

The inaugural Community Hero for Hope Award – Business was awarded to the team at Aggressive Auto Towing for hosting the Tow Truck Toy Run for the past six years.

The luncheon also included a performance by the Mountain Elementary school choir, a silent auction, and a luncheon prepared by Chef Reg and his team.

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