Maritime Division

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Winter Youth Retreat offers fellowship and fun


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 […]


Donations needed as food drive cancelled


The Sally Skates food drive was cancelled due to warm weather on Saturday, however The Salvation Army food banks in Halifax and Dartmouth are still in need of non-perishable food donations such as: 


  • Cereal 
  • Soup
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Sugar
  • Oatmeal

If you're able to drop off a donation it would be greatly appreciated. Donations will be accepted at the Centre of Hope located on Gottingen Street from 8-4 Monday to Friday. In Dartmouth please stop by the Thrift Store located at 125 Main Street.

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Cold Weather Street Ministry provides food to those in need during the winter months


From November through March, the Community Response Unit (CRU) serves each Wednesday in front of the old Halifax library on Spring Garden Road. Volunteer Dave Jackson mans the truck each week, often accompanied by a couple of helpers.

Recently, Jamie Hawco and his daughter Emily helped Dave. “We are always on standby in case people aren’t able to come at the last minute. We help each year and enjoy being able to serve those in our community,” […]


Community Response Unit provides support during Saint John fires


The Community Response Unit (CRU) was called upon twice in the past week, to assist residents and first responders when fires broke out in Saint John, N.B.

The Saint John Fire Department reached out to The Salvation Army during the early hours of Monday morning to alert them to a multi-home unit fire on St. James Street West. The CRU was on-site to serve hot beverages and snacks to exhausted firefighters, first responders and the displaced residents.

“Thank you for coming out […]


Food bank usage increases as prices rise


If a trip to the grocery store seems expensive now, just wait, says CBC news. Since 81% of all vegetables and fruit consumed in Canada are imported, they are highly vulnerable to currency fluctuations and are expected to increase in price by up to 4.5 %.

“With significant increases in prices we are not only seeing more people asking for food, but a new and unexpected clientele,” says Kelly Currie, Community Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army in Dartmouth, N.S. […]

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Good Neighbour Energy Fund receives boost from provincial government


On January 21, 2016 the province of Nova Scotia announced that it is once again contributing to the Good Neighbour Energy Fund, administered by The Salvation Army, founded by Nova Scotia Power Inc. and funded by the provincial government, Nova Scotia Power Inc. its customers and employees. Last year, 1,757  households received assistance through the fund. The province announced that it will provide up to $800,000 in two separate installments of $400,000 depending on need. 


MacLeod’s Fuels help with home heating


During the winter months heating a home can be a struggle for many. Trying to balance rising food costs, along with other necessities of life such as, clothing and shelter is difficult. MacLeod’s Fuels recognized the need that exists and donated $1,500 to assist families with emergency heating in Cape Breton this winter.

Photo caption(left to right): Major Kent Hepditch (Sydney Community Church),co-owner of MacLeod’s Fuels, Pattie-Anne MacLeod, and Lieutenant Dennis Maybury (Glace Bay Community […]

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Christmas Kettle Campaign sets new record with over $1.9 million raised in the Maritimes


This Christmas season Maritimers once again answered the ringing bells and gave generously to help those in need in our community. This year over $1.9 million was raised for The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign.

Kettles were present in over 200 locations throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, collecting funds from mid-November until Christmas Eve. In 2014, generous donations totaling  $1.83 million were donated to the kettle campaign.

Christmas kettle funds are used throughout the year to provide the […]

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Good Neighbour Energy Fund program opens for the 2016 heating season


The Good Neighbour Energy Fund is an emergency heating program available to Nova Scotian families who meet the criteria.  This program, which is administered by The Salvation Army, receives its funds from Nova Scotia Power Inc., NSP employees and customers, and the Nova Scotia Provincial Government.  Applicants are now able to re-apply every 24 months to the program, which runs annually from January 15 through April 15.  If you are in an emergency home heating situation please download the application […]