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Community Response Unit supports Coldest Night of the Year in Saint John


Hot chocolate and bottled water were in high demand from The Salvation Army’s Community Response Unit (CRU) last weekend as it supported the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser in Saint John, NB.

Coldest Night of the Year is a national walk fundraiser that takes place in over 80 locations across the country. Intrepid participants braved the cold to walk routes of 2.5, 5 or 10 kilometres on Saturday, Feb. 21. Ready and waiting as a rest stop on the route, [...]


DivorceCare Program gives support to Sussex


Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines divorce as the action of legally dissolving a marriage. For those who have experienced the devastation of divorce first-hand, it is so much more than that.

“While I was going through the heartbreak of separation and divorce, I felt totally alone. I thought that no one could possibly understand what I was feeling,” says Mary Law.

The Salvation Army Sussex (NB) Community Church is addressing a topic rarely spoken about, by hosting DivorceCare, a 13-week [...]


Monday night program feeds the need


Stephen and June Jones, have been leading a team of volunteers at Feed the Need, a weekly supper program, for more than 12 years. We talked to him to get a better understanding of the program that happens every Monday night, in the downtown Halifax Citadel Corps.

How do you prepare for the weekly Feed the Need program?

We leave home around 9:30 a.m. to buy groceries for the meal that night. First, we drop by the [...]


TRIM 2015 Emergency Disaster Services conference to take place in Moncton this April


The 2015 TRIM (Trained Responders in the Maritimes) Conference will take place April 9-11 in Moncton at the Delta Beausejour. TRIM 2015 is an opportunity for Salvation Army officers, employees, volunteers and congregations to acquire knowledge that will allow them to be part of an emergency response operation.

When disaster strikes, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services is mobilized throughout the region, to provide support to first responders and victims. This conference will allow our personnel, as well as our partners, [...]

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Winter Retreat helps young people find direction


Last weekend, young people aged 18 – 30 gathered at the Holiday Inn in Truro, NS, to replenish and connect. For some people, the hardest part of their lives is when they are in their 20s. It can be a time of self-doubt and confusion as they attempt to figure out what they want to do with their lives. This Winter Retreat weekend, allowed a safe environment to explore these topics as they focused on life choices [...]


Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services: Delivering hope in a crisis


When disaster strikes, the need is great. The Salvation Army has been operating its Emergency Disaster Services for over 100 years, to provide support to first responders and those affected.

In the event of a natural disaster, fire or other catastrophe, our trained personnel are mobilized throughout the region, to provide support to first responders and victims. Those disasters can be large scale operations involving specialized vehicles and teams of personnel, like the Perth-Andover, N.B., flooding of 2013, when over 200 [...]


Christmas Kettle Campaign sets record with over $1.8 million raised in the Maritimes


Maritimers answered the bell again for those in need in their community, contributing a record total of $1.84 million to The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas kettle campaign in 2014.

Kettles appeared at 200 locations throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, collecting funds from mid-November until Christmas Eve. In 2013, Maritimers donated $1.71 million to the campaign.

Kettle funds support our Christmas hamper program, which provides Christmas dinner and gifts for all children in the home for thousands of families [...]

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Humanitarian Dr. Samantha Nutt to headline Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast in Halifax


Dr. Samantha Nutt – the founder and executive director of War Child Canada – will be in Halifax in May to serve as keynote speaker for the fourth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast, presented by Nova Scotia Power.

The event, an annual fundraiser to support The Salvation Army, will take place on Friday, May 8, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Westin Nova Scotian. It will bring together approximately 400 business people and community leaders for a morning of [...]


Hearing the call for help: Local company provides hearing healthcare to people in need


For those battling poverty, often securing the necessities of life – food, clothing and shelter – force all other concerns to the back burner.

Take hearing for example. To be able to hear is a pretty important, and yet for those with bigger concerns like what to eat for the day or where to sleep that night, the idea of having your hearing checked is off the radar.

That’s where Provincial Hearing Halifax comes in. Owner Cole Crouse donated his time [...]


Toy donations help brighten Christmas for those in need


During the Christmas season, The Salvation Army distributes a lot of toys. These toys end up under the trees of children in need in the Maritimes. But none of it would be possible without the generous contributions of our donors.

One such donation that occurred in the lead-up to Christmas came from Bruce Towler, an investment advisor and portfolio manager at CIBC Wood Gundy. Towler drove out to our toy warehouse with members of our team and dropped off a load [...]