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Seniors bake Valentine's Day treats in Moncton NB Salvation Army community kitchen

Seniors’ Group Stay Young at Heart and Build Community


In Moncton, N.B., a spirited group of men and women meet to go on outings, laugh, and share stories. They are participating in a program called Keenagers, a monthly gathering at The Salvation Army that bring together seniors, age 55 years and older, for companionship, socializing and entertainment.

After retirement, many seniors find themselves with an empty nest, and often experience loneliness or withdrawal from the community. Financial barriers, mobility issues and transportation challenges further isolate seniors from actively seeking or […]

Staff counsel residents at Moncton Greenfield House

Released and Restored


When the prison doors open and the offender is conditionally released, what happens next? There are several challenges faced by offenders at the time of their release and The Salvation Army in Moncton, N.B., is helping them successfully transition back into the community.

“The Salvation Army’s Greenfield House is a residential facility that offers a reintegration program for conditionally released male and female offenders,” says Alex Greening, Executive Director. “Then, when they are released back into the community, we provide after-care […]

Rising food costs. Cauliflower selling for $7

Rising Food Prices Leads to More Hunger


If a trip to the grocery store seems expensive now, just wait, says CBC news. Since 81% of all vegetables and fruit consumed in Canada are imported, they are highly vulnerable to currency fluctuations and are expected to increase in price by up to 4.5 %.

“With significant increases in prices we are not only seeing more people asking for food, but a new and unexpected clientele,” says Kelly Currie, Community Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army in Dartmouth, […]

Salvation Army Thrift Store Reopens After Fire


January 10, 2013 – Halifax, NS: The Salvation Army Thrift Store located in south end Halifax at 5280 Green Street reopened its doors yesterday after being closed for two months due to smoke and water damage caused by a fire at the restaurant adjacent to the store.

The Thrift Store is still undergoing some renovations and has cordoned off a temporary space of approximately 5,800 sq. ft. where customers can now shop for gently-used items including clothing, housewares, electronics, furniture and […]

Sobeys Steps up to Aid Sally Ann


The Salvation Army’s thrift store in south-end Halifax will be joining forces with a neighbouring Sobeys outlet Saturday to host a one-day clothing drive to help the Sally Ann shop recover from fire damage.

A truck and collection workers will be in the grocery store’s Queen Street parking lot from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accept donations of clothes and housewares.

The Salvation Army’s shop at 5280 Green St. sustained major smoke and water damage after an October fire hit an […]

Salvation Army Says More Cape Bretoners in Need


The Salvation Army in Cape Breton says tough economic times are forcing more people to come to them for help.

“We’re seeing people calling who have never called before, we’re seeing people walk in here saying, ‘I don’t know what to do,’” said Lt. Joshua Downer, the Salvation Army officer in charge of Glace Bay and New Waterford.

“We see a need not only for food, but also I think spiritually and for different help too, for transportation, so many other things. […]

Salvation Army Needs Help After Thrift Store Fire


Halifax – The Salvation Army is pleading for donations after it lost the entire stock of a south-end thrift store when the adjacent restaurant caught fire.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store at 5280 Green Street sustained major smoke and water damage after a blaze erupted at the restaurant next door on Saturday.

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Lesson for today: Generosity


Back-to-school help in Halifax is a community effort. Linda Elliott started giving away supplies from her Bedford home, starting with about 12 backpacks. She partnered with the Salvation Army three years ago.

Almost 150 brand-new backpacks full of pencils, paper, binders, crayons, glue and other school supplies were given to struggling families Wednesday at the Salvation Army on Gottingen Street, a week before school starts in Halifax.

The younger crowd in the Salvation Army on Wednesday morning could barely move by the […]

Clothing Drives Garners Incredible Support for Salvation Army


At a time when Salvation Army Thrift Stores need it most, a clothing drive at Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, N.S., is producing incredible returns, helping replenish critically low clothing supplies.

The Big Scale Summer Sale promotion began on Thursday, July 19, and encourages Mic Mac Mall patrons to bring gently used clothing to the Dartmouth shopping complex. The donation is weighed and the patron is awarded mall gift cards based on the weight of the donation, as well as […]

Dartmouth Mall Supports The Salvation Army


This month, residents of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, can donate to help their community and upgrade their wardrobe at no cost, thanks to a unique shopping event being hosted by Mic Mac Mall.

From July 19 through to July 29th, Mic Mac Mall, located at 21 MicMac Blvd., will be hosting the Big Scale Summer Sale Event and shoppers are invited to bring their gently-used clothing and have them weighed in order to receive gift cards corresponding to the weight of their […]