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Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services: Delivering hope in a crisis

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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 [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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Toy donations help brighten Christmas for those in need

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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 [...]

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What’s Happening: Charlottetown

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In advance of the Christmas season, a new type of store materialized out of thin air in downtown Charlottetown. This store didn’t have any sales, however, or even prices at all. Instead, it was an innovative distribution point, providing Christmas gifts for families in need.

In the past, the store had been set up at The Salvation Army’s Charlottetown Community Church location on Fitzroy Street, but space was very much at a premium. This year, thanks to the donation of a [...]

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The Salvation Army distributes toys, food to families in need this Christmas

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What happens when it’s shaping up to be a not-so-merry Christmas? One-in-11 Canadians live in poverty, and for those people living in or near poverty, the expenses of the Christmas season can cause a lot of trepidation.

The Salvation Army provides support to those in need during this season with our Christmas hamper program. Thousands of families around the Maritimes will receive support – in the form of food for Christmas dinner, and gifts for any children in the home [...]

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Shuffling around the Maritimes: Santa Shuffle a success around the region

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Underway in Moncton

In some locations snow was falling, in others the sun was shining, but in all cases the Santa Shuffle was a smashing success around the Maritimes this year.

One site that saw tremendous growth was Moncton, NB. Over 500 participants came out this year, a new record for the event in that city, marking an increase of 150 over last year. The records kept breaking with respect to fundraising as well. Hazel Furlong won the top fundraiser [...]

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Cineplex Toy Drive brings out the Christmas spirit in young and old

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Arms were full of Christmas toys as individuals, families and company personnel brought in toys that had been purchased for the C100 Cineplex Cinema’s Toy Drive. Santa’s sleigh, which was set-up to accept toys, was quickly filled and overflowing as toys were then carried out to the waiting PODS storage units. On Dec. 11 and 12, C100 was broadcasting live all day, as people told their stories of why they were giving this Christmas season.

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What’s Happening: Salvation Army in Moncton

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December is a busy time around The Salvation Army, but even by those standards, The Salvation Army in Moncton had a full (and awesome) day on Saturday.

On that day, the fifth annual Stuff-a-Bus Toy Drive took place, with partners Codiac Transpo and Sobeys along with radio stations XL96 and C103. The drive, which as the name implies encourages donors to stuff a transport bus full of toys, collected approximately $25,000 worth of toys along with $1,300 in gift cards [...]