Maritime Division

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H20, a vital source

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“Asking for Help is a sign of strength,” Marie MacDonald

Since 2011, the H20 Water Fund has been helping families and individuals across Halifax with an up to $250 reduction in their water bills. Marie MacDonald shares that her water would have been cut off without support from the Fund this winter.

“Working full time and going back to school to become a police officer made it tough for me to pay all of my bills,” says Marie. “As an independent 46 […]

Captain Joyce Downer and Sarah MacDonald prepare carrot soup as part of the S.O.U.P program.

S.O.U.P for Easter

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Over the Easter weekend, The Salvation Army in Kentville was hopping with activities that were enjoyed by more than 100 kids across the community.

"We were excited to host our third annual Easter Egg Hunt with eager youth volunteers playing a vital role in its success," say Captain Josh Downer. "Each year, we learn more about how to make this great event better, and look forward to bringing the community together to celebrate Easter."

Kids were busy filling their event passports with checks from […]

ARIS Coordinator Julie MacDonald assist newcomers with their immigration application.

Navigating the immigration process with ARIS

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On the edge of Julie MacDonald’s desk sits a stack of folders, each one to two inches thick. The tall filing cabinet in the corner of her office holds hundreds of folders filled with documents and immigration applications.

“Some of the files in this filing cabinet are still active from 2012” she says. “The majority of them are from 2015 and are also still active. The applicants are still working on bringing their family here.”

Julie MacDonald is the coordinator of Atlantic […]

The Salvation Army partners with CRA and other community organizations to ease the burden of completing tax returns.

Reducing the tax burden with The Salvation Army

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It’s tax season and once again The Salvation Army is offering complimentary clinics across the Maritimes to help those living on low or fixed incomes.

While filing personal income tax is required by law, it has its benefits. For those living on low or fixed incomes, income tax filing makes them eligible for GST credits, property tax credits, child tax benefits, and old age pension. The maximum income guideline varies based on your personal situation – such as if you are married […]