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25 years of giving back

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Carl Fader has an infectious laugh and a look of sincerity in his eyes that suggest a life well-lived. At 86 years old, Carl has chosen to dedicated his retirement years in service to others by volunteering with The Salvation Army.

Carl's introduction to The Salvation Army was during his childhood on McNabs Island when his aunt, a Salvation Army officer, would come for visits. He recalls seeing her in uniform, but remembers more the work she would do, "visiting people […]

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The Salvation Army in Truro talks mental health over tea

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According to Statistics Canada, there are more people in Canada over the age of 65 than there are youth under 15. This amounts to nearly 5.8 million people at retirement age or older. As social media campaigns raise awareness of mental health issues, The Salvation Army Truro corps is putting a spotlight on mental health in older adults during their Ladies Afternoon Tea event.

The Ladies Afternoon Tea featured guest speaker Sally Normanton, Mental Health Coordinator with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). "Mental health initiatives and speaking up […]

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Paul Tingley brings the spirit of a champion to the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast

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Paralympian and Sailing World Champion Paul TIngley will serve as keynote speaker for the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast, presented by Nova Scotia Power.

The Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast is an annual fundraiser, bringing together 400 business and community leaders in support of the programs and services of The Salvation Army. This event takes place Friday, May 26 at the Westin Nova Scotian, and will include networking, education and entertainment. Paul Tingley’s inspiring story of overcoming […]

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Good Neighbour Energy Fund opens for 2017

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The Good Neighbour Energy Fund (GNEF) has opened for the 2017 heating season. Nova Scotia Power, in partnership with the provincial government and The Salvation Army, has been providing home heating assistance for families and individuals across Nova Scotia since 1997. 

The GNEF provides emergency assistance for all forms of heating, including propane, oil, fuel, firewood, coal, and electricity. The application form can be accessed online or at any Salvation Army office across the province. Applicants are able to apply for the […]