Maritime Division

The Salvation Army in Dartmouth teaches community members how to cook on a budget

Cooking Together in Style and on a Budget

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The sweet aroma of food being prepared at Dartmouth’s Community and Family Services through the Cook with a Budget program can be experienced year round on the third Wednesday of each month.

Linda Santoloce was inspired by a friend to approach The Salvation Army to start this program. Linda says, “Food is my background; I sold my catering company in Toronto to escape the big city; this program gives me the opportunity to do what I love and give back at […]

Col. Jim Champ helps serve up pancakes at the Saturday morning breakfast.

Salvation Army is at home in Crescent Valley, Saint John

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When Captains Darren and Danette Woods arrived in Saint John last summer, they were struck by the large number of kids living in the Crescent Valley community. Crescent Valley hosts a significant population of newcomers and their families, and is considered to be a priority neighbourhood for new and on-going social programs. Knowing they were in a position to help, the Woods decided to take action.

The Crescent Valley Resource Centre (CVRC), a local non-profit charity that works to improve community living standards, the CV […]

Salvation Army personnel from across Canada gather in Halifax for Mobilize 2017, an a training conference for The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services

Preparing to “Mobilize” in a disaster

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May 7 to 13 marks Public Safety Canada's Emergency Preparedness Week. For 100 years, The Salvation Army has been providing relief in disasters and responding to the needs of survivors and first responders. Being prepared to take action on a moment's notice, or Mobilize, was the theme of this year's training conference for The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services.

Over 130 Salvation Army personnel from across Canada gathered in Halifax, April 20 to 22, to take part in three days […]

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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 […]