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Coming together to support Fort McMurray

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 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, […]

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Volunteers bring hope to The Charlottetown Friendship Room

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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 […]

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Captured Escape Rooms partners with Feed the Need

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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 […]

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Dignity is salvation

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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 […]

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Doing good by cleaning out your closet

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As warmer weather approaches, many of us start thinking about spring cleaning. While you sort through your clothes and household items, we encourage you to donate to a Salvation Army Thrift Store near you. 

The following are some of the ways your contributions will improve the lives of vulnerable children and families and protect the environment by diverting waste from landfills. 

1. Clothes: With 1 in 10 people in Canada living in poverty, gently-used clothes are always in need.

2. Unwanted electronics: Salvation […]

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Community Easter Egg Hunt and S.O.U.P program brings out hundreds in Kentville

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Children were abuzz with excitement over the Easter weekend as they participated in the 2nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at Kentville Community Church.  Over 250 people attended the event which also included crafts, games, food and a colouring contest.  Corps Officers Ltns. Joshua and Joyce Downer started the event last year to help those who are struggling financially over the Easter season, and to continue to build a sense of community in the town of Kentville. 

“It is a great opportunity […]

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The Canadian Staff Band to visit Nova Scotia

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The Canadian Staff Band of The Salvation Army will be visiting Nova Scotia to perform various concerts, lead workshops and visit local Salvation Army Corps.

Based in Toronto, the group is well-known as one of the finest brass bands in the world. Some notable performances include: Walt Disney World in Florida, Mexico City and the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

The band consists of officers and employees […]

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March break camp provides fun, safe space for low-income children

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March break camp is running at Open Arms in Halifax. Each day has a different colour theme and activities. To add to the fun children receive tickets for winning competitions, wearing a colour themed outfit, good behaviour, helping, etc.  At the end of the week children with the most tickets will win prizes.

Themes of the week include: under the sea, bring your groove and green day in the spirit of Saint Patrick’s. Activities for this week range from a visit to […]

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Salvation Army income tax clinics ease burden of tax season for low-income earners

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Tax season can be a stressful time for many, but for those living on a low, or fixed-income, the cost of filing a return can be a burden. To ease this burden, many Salvation Army locations offer complimentary tax preparation clinics to those who qualify, throughout March and April.

For those who take advantage of the clinics, it’s more than simply following the law or even the hope of a refund. Without filing income tax, individuals do not qualify for GST […]

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Winter Youth Retreat offers fellowship and fun

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Approximately 70 youth aged 12-25 made their way from all corners of the Maritime Division to take part in the annual Winter Youth Retreat in Truro, N.S.  The theme of the weekend, The Walking Dead, prompted youth to think about their relationship with God, and at the end of the retreat, surrender to Him.

Youth across the Maritime Division gathered for this year’s Winter Youth Retreat.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for youth to come together across […]