Maritime Division

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Families go hungry when food banks run low

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“Sometimes my kids say ‘my tummy hurts,’” says Barbara. “Knowing they are hungry, and I can’t afford to feed them, makes me cry every day.”

Are you hungry? Have you eaten today? According to food banks Canada, 918,000 Canadians go hungry every summer.  Recently, the concerning situation at Feed Nova Scotia has been featured in the news.  As their food stores reach a critically low level, it impacts The Salvation Army in Nova Scotia, which receives 50% of their food from […]

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Maritime Division welcomes new leaders

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This is the time of year when The Salvation Army executes its annual change of appointments, transferring officers across the country to new postings.  The Maritime Division is celebrating the arrival of its newest leaders, Divisional Commander, Major Wade Budgell; and new Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries, Linda Budgell. 

We sat down with Major Wade Budgell to see how he’s settling into his new appointment.  Wade was born and raised in St. Anthony, NL and his wife, Linda in Stephenville, NL.  The […]

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Charlie’s Story

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Charlie Pittman was on his way to end his life, but instead he took a detour into the doors of The Salvation Army men’s shelter.  Here is Charlie’s story;

What brought you to The Salvation Army Centre of Hope twelve years ago?
I had been sleeping outside for four days and was having suicidal thoughts.  I had just lost everything I owned, not due to an addiction, but because of severe health issues.  I ended up sleeping on a park bench […]

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Released and restored

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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 […]