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Longtime volunteer Carl Fader awarded Maritimer of the Week


On Friday December 18, CTV News at 5 awarded Carl Fader with Maritimer of the Week. He has been a volunteer with The Salvation Army for over 25 years. “He will do anything for you,” says Kelly Currie, community services coordinator in Dartmouth. “He is one of my best volunteers, always available and is willing to help out in any way he can. I don’t know what we would do without him.”

Congrats Carl from your Salvation Army family.

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The community helps Santa bring toys to children


Arms and hearts were overflowing as people brought in their new, unwrapped gifts to toy drives across the Maritimes. At Cineplex in Dartmouth Crossing and Scotiabank Theatre in Bayers Lake, Santa’s sleigh was quickly filled and spilling onto the floor as toys were generously donated by families, individuals and corporations alike. On Dec. 10 and 11, C100 FM was broadcasting live all day, as people shared their stories and explained why they give.

Margret Adams came in to donate teddy bears with her daughter […]

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City Hall declares Salvation Army Week in Halifax and Fredericton



Monday December 14th marked the beginning of Salvation Army Week in Halifax and Fredericton. While a small brass band played Christmas carols The Salvation Army flag was raised and the Mayor of Halifax, Mike Savage proclaimed Salvation Army Week.


In Fredericton, Lieutenant Darren Woods &  Captain Danette Woods gathered with Mayor Brad Woodside to also mark the beginning of Salvation Army Week.


The proclamation for both cities brings attention to the fact that The […]

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Feast of Christmas


The Centre of Hope has been serving Christmas dinner with all the trimmings to over 350 community members in need in the Halifax area for many years.

John Rahey (second from right in above photo), a seasoned volunteer who has been working behind the scenes for over 25 years decided he wanted to do more.

John talked to his colleagues and together with Manulife Securities, National Bank, AGF, Sentry Investments and Fidelity Investments he raised over […]

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Santa Shuffle successful across the Maritimes


On Saturday December 5 folks from across the Maritimes laced up their shoes and dressed in festive attire for the annual Santa Shuffle fun run in support of The Salvation Army.

In Fredericton although there was snow on the ground that didn’t damper anyone’s Christmas spirit. Lieutenant Danette Woods shares, “We had a great morning with 110 runners participating in this year’s Santa Shuffle. The weather was perfect and the runners all had a great time.”



Budgeting for Christmas


Buy Christmas gifts or pay bills? This was a question Dorothy and her husband struggled with last year. Living from paycheque to paycheque, they barely made ends meet, let alone having extra money for Christmas. On the verge of bankruptcy they had to find a way to improve their financial situation or  Christmas would be another sad season.

“The Salvation Army’s budget counselling, along with diligence and determination, moved us toward a better future,” says Dorothy. “In the past few years, […]


Beary Merry Christmas Concerts kick off the holiday season


It’s beginning to look and feel a lot like Christmas, especially after hosting two Beary Merry Christmas Concerts in the Maritime Division. This week in Halifax at the Rebecca Cohn just under 1,000 people packed the auditorium to listen to festive music and kick off this year’s Christmas season.


With Mistress of Ceremonies and soloist Liz Rigney, soloist Michelle Durling, The Stadacona Band of The Royal Canadian Navy and the Cantatrice Ensemble Girl’s Honour Choir, the […]


Halifax Auto Zone uses Facebook to support feeding program


Halifax Auto Zone is supporting Halifax Citadel Community Church’s weekly Feed the Need program. A Facebook campaign created by Halifax Auto Zone, is donating one dollar for every new “like” on their Facebook page. Recently Scott Andrews, owner of Halifax Auto Zone, presented a cheque of $650 to the feeding program.

For many people living in poverty, a hot and nourishing meal is hard to come by. As grocery prices continue to rise, the need for nutritious food grows across our communities as […]

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Annual Sleep Country Canada coat drive


Halifax radio station 101.3 The Bounce partnered with Sleep Country Canada to collect coats for The Salvation Army through its “24 Hours Under The Covers for Coats” campaign that took place from November 5 until November 15. Radio personality Amateur Alex spent 24 hours in a bed at the Bayers Lake location of Sleep Country Canada on November 5 collecting coats, to ensure everyone stays warm this winter.

“Last year we collected 600 coats, but this year we […]


Fourth annual Saint John Hope in the City Fundraising Breakfast a success


Canada’s ambassador to Ireland, who heroically shot the lone gunman that stormed Parliament Hill’s Centre Block on Oct.22, 2014 spoke in Saint John today to support The Salvation Army’s fourth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast. The event drew a crowd of approximately 900 to the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre for a morning of networking, inspirational speaking and education. The event raises funds for The Salvation Army’s Emergency Community Response Unit (CRU) and Community and Family Services […]