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Youth Together event provides outlet for young people

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Last weekend, over 100 young people stormed the grounds of Scotian Glen Camp in Thorburn, NS, for their annual Youth Together retreat weekend. The weekend was full of fun and fellowship as youth participated in activities, break-out sessions and worship. “Re-connecting and sharing with each other is a large part of Youth Together,” comments Captain Morgan Hillier, Divisional Youth Secretary. “When you have one friend living in Moncton, and another living in Sydney, Youth Together is the perfect opportunity for them to come together for some fellowship.” On Saturday evening,

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Leaving A Lasting Legacy: Frequently Asked Questions

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Every day donations are made to The Salvation Army to clothe, feed and shelter those who are in need today, but what about the needs of tomorrow? By leaving a gift in your will, you could inspire your own family and touch future generations of people through your act of kindness. In Canada we help over 1.8 million people annually, while here in the Maritimes we operate in 25 communities across the three provinces. When you decide to reach out through a lasting gift, you leave the world a better

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Liverpool motorcycle ride supports Salvation Army

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Nearly 90 motorcycles turned up in Liverpool recently as the Brotherhood of Bikers held their first annual Toy Run to support The Salvation Army’s Christmas campaign. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the fleet of bikes rode around the surrounding countryside to support children at Christmas in the region. The event concluded with a barbecue, provided by the Brotherhood of Bikers, and staffed by Salvation Army volunteers. The event raised $1,167.30, as well as collecting a number of new toys to end up under Christmas trees in the region this December. “We

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Experience the thrill of the gavel drop at a Salvation Army Thrift Store auction

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Those who shop at Thrift Stores know that it’s all about the find. With new items arriving daily, and the massive turnover of product, sometimes scoring that perfect piece of clothing or household item is down to timing. On one particular day, this is even more true: auction day. Many Salvation Army Thrift Stores around the country hold live, in-store auctions as a way of bringing people into the stores, and getting maximum value from some high quality donations. By no means a new idea, auctions have been taking place

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New Officer Roundup – Captains Mike and Melissa Mailman, Yarmouth

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Summer at The Salvation Army brings with it a number of new beginnings as officers around the country transfer to new appointments. Here at the Maritime Division we are welcoming nine new officers in five different locations. Here is the final installment in our five-part series introducing you to them. Can you tell me a bit about your history? Mike: I grew up the child of Salvation Army Officers, so I’ve been coast to coast and everywhere in between. I was born in Ontario and the last time I lived

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Santa Shuffle fun run registration open now, race three months away

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It’s time once again to lace up the sneakers and start training – the Santa Shuffle fun run is just three months away. An annual tradition to ring in the Christmas season, the event offers a five-kilometre run, or a one-kilometre walk, all taking place on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. This year’s event will take place in five locations around the Maritimes, including Dartmouth, NS, Moncton, NB, Fredericton, Saint John, NB, and Charlottetown. Last year, almost 2,000 people came out to the five Maritime Santa Shuffles, raising critical funds for

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Upcoming Hope in the City Breakfast in Saint John to feature Captain Phillips

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The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that the third annual Saint John Hope in the City Breakfast will take place on Friday, Nov.14, at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre. This year’s event will bring together community leaders for a morning of networking, education and entertainment, and will feature keynote speaker Captain Richard Phillips. The morning will serve as a critical fundraiser for The Salvation Army Community Response Unit (CRU), a mobile canteen that allows The Salvation Army to quickly respond in times of crisis all over New

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Open Arms Centre hosts fall registration fun day

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The Open Arms Centre got ready to kick off the new school year on Friday, hosting a registration event that featured food and fun for children and adults alike. Families enjoyed a barbecue, face painting, games, prizes and even a bouncy castle, turning a run-of-the-mill registration into much more. Located in downtown Halifax, in Uniacke Square, the Open Arms Centre serves as a positive environment for children and women of the community. The Centre operates programs Monday through Friday. During the morning and early afternoon, the centre hosts women from

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School supplies distributed to families in need in Halifax

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The Salvation Army handed out more than 150 backpacks full of school supplies to children from low-income families at its Community and Family Services location in Halifax on Tuesday. The children received a backpack full of supplies to start the school year. The backpacks included pencils, pens, glue, loose leaf, scribblers, binders, a lunch bag and more. Children also received a $20 gift card to Wal-Mart to pick up a new pair of shoes. “This backpack program relieves so much stress and tension for me in the back-to-school process,” remarks

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Siemens Canada donates nearly 100 laptops to The Salvation Army in Fredericton

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Almost 100 laptops are getting a second life in Fredericton, heading to homes in need thanks to Siemens Canada. The computers were delivered to The Salvation Army last week and some have already arrived in their new homes. Siemens Canada, an engineering and technology company, employs over 4,500 people, and like most corporations, routinely upgrades its equipment. Formerly, replaced computers would have their hard drives wiped, and be sent to a recycler. In 2010, members of the company developed a process to refurbish the computers and donate them to local