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Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast just three weeks away


The Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast, presented by Nova Scotia Power, is now just three weeks away and tickets are going fast.

On Friday, May 8, humanitarian Dr. Samantha Nutt will be in Halifax in May to serve as keynote speaker for the fourth annual breakfast at the Westin Nova Scotian. It will bring together approximately 400 business people and community leaders for a morning of networking, education and entertainment in support of the work The Salvation Army is […]

Five-year-old Trae and three-year-old Tia Sampson of Kentville found all sorts of Easter eggs and other treats as part of the first community Easter egg hunt at the Kentville Community Church.  Photo Credit: Kirk Starrett

Kentville Welcomes Spring with a Community Easter Egg Hunt – Guest Post by Lt. Joyce Downer


This is a guest post by Lieutenant Joyce Downer–passionately serving the community of Kentville alongside her husband Lieutenant Josh Downer. They are also the proud parents of two young children.

More than 150 people showed up on April 4, for the Easter egg hunt at the Kentville Community Church (KCC). Families came out to enjoy food, games, crafts, and a colouring contest. Though the event didn’t start until 10:00 a.m. families lined up in anticipation […]


Salvation Army tax clinics aim to take the stress out of the season for those in need


Tax season can be a stressful time for anyone. For those battling poverty, tax season can be not just another headache, but a roadblock to securing critical funds.

For that reason, Salvation Army locations in all three Maritime provinces offer complimentary tax preparation clinics to those who qualify, throughout March and April.

Most clinics are a result of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), a partnership between Revenue Canada and various community groups. Often The Salvation Army provides staff, space and […]

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Providing a hot meal during freezing temperatures


The temperature reads -26 C with the wind chill on a Wednesday evening in downtown Halifax. The bitter wind bites through mittens and coats as men and women line up outside The Salvation Army Community Response Unit (CRU) for a steaming bowl of home-made Beefaroni.

Jim lives up the street from where the CRU is parked, with his roommates, most of whom are physically unable to make the journey from their apartment. Jim arrives every week to pick up […]


Moms and tots given a chance to learn and grow together


Moms and tots trudged through the snow on a dreary Tuesday to spend the morning connecting with those gathered at the Precious Moments playgroup in Dartmouth, N.S. The Salvation Army Dartmouth Community and Family Resources recently moved into their new space at 171 Main Street. The facility is set up with play mats and toys with large windows overlooking Main Street. The tables are laden with snacks and craft supplies for that day’s craft: sun […]

Premier Wade MacLauchlan, centre, presents a donation to Captain Jamie Locke for the Bedford MacDonald House. From left to right, community and family services worker Beth Cruwys, Captain Elaine Locke and Gordie Clow. (Courtesy: Communications PEI)

The Salvation Army Bedford MacDonald House receives assistance from PEI government


Photo Caption: Premier Wade MacLauchlan, centre, presents a donation to Captain Jamie Locke for the Bedford MacDonald House. From left to right, community and family services worker Beth Cruwys, Captain Elaine Locke and Gordie Clow. (Courtesy: Communications PEI)

The Prince Edward Island government is increasing its assistance to the Bedford MacDonald House for its work to provide shelter for men who are experiencing short-term homelessness.

The provincial government will provide The Salvation Army, which operates the Bedford MacDonald House, with an additional […]


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, […]