Maritime Division

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Corporate partners serve the community


Thank you to our  many  corporate partners  who graciously donate their time, money and resources to assisting those who need it most.  This month we would like to highlight three supporters who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to address key areas of need in their communities. 

Sportwheels, Energy 103.5 and The Salvation Army are celebrating their sixth year partnering  to bring the joy of riding a bike to underprivileged children in the Halifax Regional Municipality. 

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Camp gives children the chance to play


Although school doors have slammed shut, the doors at The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp are wide open, as nearly 600 children from all over the Maritimes have a summer camp experience that they will never forget.

Scotian Glen Camp is available to children from low-income households. Children spend their days playing sports, swimming, making crafts, etc. Nights are spent around campfires, with sing-a-longs and new friends. Camp allows kids to forget about the […]


Families go hungry when food banks run low


“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


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


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 […]


Released and restored


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 […]


Coming together to support Fort McMurray


 We are grateful to our donors who have contributed $525,917 towards the Alberta fire response efforts. The Salvation Army’s community response vehicles continue to serve over 2,000 meals a day to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire efforts.

The Salvation Army is also supporting evacuees who have relocated to other areas of the province. Our community and social service programs are distributing food, clothing and other items to help people with immediate and pressing needs. If people require assistance, […]


Volunteers bring hope to The Charlottetown Friendship Room


The Charlottetown Friendship Room is a weekday morning community drop-in centre, which serves between 100 and 200 people a day. There are currently four volunteers assisting each week.

Evelyn Maclure and Ramize Rexhepi are two women who volunteer each week serving tea, coffee and donuts to bring hope to some of Charlottetown’s most vulnerable people.

Evelyn’s first encounter with The Salvation Army was a job opportunity at the Sunset Lodge Senior’s Home in Charlottetown. This connection brought her to The Charlottetown Community […]


Captured Escape Rooms partners with Feed the Need


Captured Escape Rooms is Halifax’s newest and largest escape room business. People choose an experience and are locked in a room. To escape they must work together to solve clues, complete puzzles, and overcome challenges. 

Co-owner of Captured Escape Rooms, Kelsey Keddy decided to add a charitable component to her business. Each experience includes two clues, but if you are still captured there is an opportunity to receive a third clue if a five dollar donation is made to local […]


Dignity is salvation


Article written by: Jessica Laurenza, originally published by The Dalhousie Gazette 

Craig Stewart was never addicted to drugs or alcohol. This is how he wound up in a homeless shelter.

There’s a red line on the pavement outside the building where residents must stand behind when smoking. As I approach, about a dozen men are sitting on the curb. “Are you a nurse? A doctor? Somebody’s daughter?” I explain I’m a journalist, to which a man replies, “well you’re […]