Red Cap gives children skills for dealing with anger

Posted on 5th July 2018, by Maritime
children sitting in a group during a red cap graduation ceremony
Anger is a normal part of life, but many children and adults do not have positive opportunities to practice dealing with anger. At an elementary school in Dartmouth, N.S. this issue is being addressed using Red Cap, an anger management program geared towards children aged 8-12. Nicole, 11, got in fights at school. Lindsay, 13,  […]

Summer is here and food banks are feeling the heat

Posted on 21st June 2018, by Maritime
A man working in a food bank places pasta on a shelf
As summer hits, local food banks are faced with critical shortages. Summer is officially here and many of us are thinking of hitting the beach. However, many Maritimers in need are wondering where the next meal is coming from as food banks face critical shortages. Captain Jamie Locke says, “With the warmer weather, we begin  […]
Categories: 2018

National Donut Day honours our veterans

Posted on 7th June 2018, by Maritime
A worker on the Community Resource Unit serves donuts to clients at the Centre of Hope in Halifax
What do a small round piece of fried dough and one of Canada’s oldest charities have in common? You may be surprised to learn that there is actually a rich history between the tasty donut treats and The Salvation Army – so much so, National Donut Day was created in 1938. Salvation Army Donut Lassies,  […]
Darby allen stands on stage speaking
Fire Chief Darby Allen gave an inspiring keynote address this morning at the seventh annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast. The event drew over 300 business people to the Westin Halifax, for a morning of networking, entertainment and education about the work The Salvation Army is doing in Halifax. In spring 2016, Darby spearheaded  […]

Creating a legacy of hope – Why Give?

Posted on 17th May 2018, by Maritime
Elderly woman smiles at the camera
Leave a Memory Choosing to leave a gift from the heart brings meaning, dignity and purpose to a life well lived. Your gift is your opportunity to participate in the charitable and community work most meaningful to you, in a way that allows these important causes to be well supported now, and long after you’re  […]

Floodwaters displace New Brunswick residents

Posted on 7th May 2018, by Maritime
Mother and her children receive meals from The Salvation Army truck
Historically high levels of floodwaters along the St. John River have displaced many people from their homes. The Salvation Army’s St. Mary Street location is acting as a reception area during the flooding, where residents can go for food, showers, and to take care of other essential needs. “Displaced people are arriving in shock,” says  […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Paula

Posted on 24th April 2018, by Maritime
Two women and a man stand together for a photo. The women in the middle is wearing a flowered dress and is holding a paint brush. The woman on the left and the man on the right of her are both wearing black shirts and pants.
We couldn’t do the work we do without our volunteers!   The Salvation Army depends on the helping hands of our many dedicated volunteers. In our Volunteer Spotlight, we recognize the compassion, kindness, and hardworking nature of Paula from Springhill, NS. Paula has spent a lifetime in service to others. After retiring from federal corrections  […]
The H2O (Help to Others) Water Fund is undergoing some exciting changes this year, as increased income thresholds will allow more people to receive help.   The program, which assists with the cost of residential and waste water, will also be increasing the amount of assistance each household can receive in a 24 month period. “Since  […]

Dean’s journey from addiction to aftercare

Posted on 6th April 2018, by Maritime
In October 2017, Dean shared the story of his addiction and how he took the first steps to clean living. Today, we catch up him again as he transitions from the Anchorage program and continues his journey of recovery.   As a former participant in the Anchorage Recovery Program, Dean is starting his aftercare journey  […]