Maritime Division


A father is honoured through legacy gift to The Salvation Army


George Bernard Shaw, an Irish author, once said, “I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.”

Frederick James Moulton lived by those words. His daughter, donalee, describes him as a man who continually thought of others. That is why she is planning to remember her father in a very special way. The Salvation Army [...]


Salvation Army tax clinics aim to take the stress out of the season for those in need


Tax season can be a stressful time for anyone. For those battling poverty, tax season can be not just another headache, but a roadblock to securing critical funds.

For that reason, Salvation Army locations in all three Maritime provinces offer complimentary tax preparation clinics to those who qualify, throughout March and April.

Most clinics are a result of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), a partnership between Revenue Canada and various community groups. Often The Salvation Army provides staff, space and [...]

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Providing a hot meal during freezing temperatures


The temperature reads -26 C with the wind chill on a Wednesday evening in downtown Halifax. The bitter wind bites through mittens and coats as men and women line up outside The Salvation Army Community Response Unit (CRU) for a steaming bowl of home-made Beefaroni.

Jim lives up the street from where the CRU is parked, with his roommates, most of whom are physically unable to make the journey from their apartment. Jim arrives every week to pick up [...]


Moms and tots given a chance to learn and grow together


Moms and tots trudged through the snow on a dreary Tuesday to spend the morning connecting with those gathered at the Precious Moments playgroup in Dartmouth, N.S. The Salvation Army Dartmouth Community and Family Resources recently moved into their new space at 171 Main Street. The facility is set up with play mats and toys with large windows overlooking Main Street. The tables are laden with snacks and craft supplies for that day’s craft: sun [...]