Preparing to “Mobilize” in a disaster

Posted on 1st May 2017, by Maritime
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  […]

H20, a vital source

Posted on 21st April 2017, by Maritime
“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  […]

S.O.U.P for Easter

Posted on 20th April 2017, by Maritime
Over the Easter weekend, The Salvation Army in Kentville was hopping with activities that were enjoyed by more than 100 kids across the community. "We were excited to host our third annual Easter Egg Hunt with eager youth volunteers playing a vital role in its success," say Captain Josh Downer. "Each year, we learn more about  […]

Navigating the immigration process with ARIS

Posted on 12th April 2017, by Maritime
On the edge of Julie MacDonald’s desk sits a stack of folders, each one to two inches thick. The tall filing cabinet in the corner of her office holds hundreds of folders filled with documents and immigration applications. “Some of the files in this filing cabinet are still active from 2012” she says. “The majority  […]

Reducing the tax burden with The Salvation Army

Posted on 3rd April 2017, by Maritime
It’s tax season and once again The Salvation Army is offering complimentary clinics across the Maritimes to help those living on low or fixed incomes. While filing personal income tax is required by law, it has its benefits. For those living on low or fixed incomes, income tax filing makes them eligible for GST credits, property  […]

Lakeview Manor receives accreditation

Posted on 23rd March 2017, by Maritime
This month, The Salvation Army was proud to present a certificate of accreditation to Lakeview Manor in Riverview, New Brunswick. For 35 years, Lakeview Manor has been providing long-term care to seniors in New Brunswick. The 50-bed facility provides focused, holistic care to its residents ensuring that each person is treated with dignity. In its  […]

The Craigs learn how future planning can lead to philanthropy

Posted on 15th March 2017, by Maritime
After sitting with their financial planner to discuss retirement, Margaret and David Craig discovered they could help The Salvation Army by sharing their earnings through charitable giving. As Margaret explains, “David contributed generously to RRSP’s during his working life, but there comes a time when you will be taxed on what has been accumulating tax-free.  […]

Keenagers: Young at heart, big in spirit

Posted on 3rd March 2017, by Maritime
In Moncton, a spirited group of men and women meet to go on outings, laugh, and share stories. They are partaking in a program called Keenagers, a monthly gathering that bring together seniors, age 55 years and older, for companionship, socializing, and entertainment. After retirement, many seniors find themselves with an empty nest, and often  […]