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Salvation Army personnel from across Canada gather in Halifax for Mobilize 2017, an a training conference for The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services

Preparing to “Mobilize” in a disaster

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May 7 to 13 marks Public Safety Canada's Emergency Preparedness Week. For 100 years, The Salvation Army has been providing relief in disasters and responding to the needs of survivors and first responders. Being prepared to take action on a moment's notice, or Mobilize, was the theme of this year's training conference for The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services.

Over 130 Salvation Army personnel from across Canada gathered in Halifax, April 20 to 22, to take part in three days […]

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H20, a vital source

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“Asking for Help is a sign of strength,” Marie MacDonald

Since 2011, the H20 Water Fund has been helping families and individuals across Halifax with an up to $250 reduction in their water bills. Marie MacDonald shares that her water would have been cut off without support from the Fund this winter.

“Working full time and going back to school to become a police officer made it tough for me to pay all of my bills,” says Marie. “As an independent 46 […]

Captain Joyce Downer and Sarah MacDonald prepare carrot soup as part of the S.O.U.P program.

S.O.U.P for Easter

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Over the Easter weekend, The Salvation Army in Kentville was hopping with activities that were enjoyed by more than 100 kids across the community.

"We were excited to host our third annual Easter Egg Hunt with eager youth volunteers playing a vital role in its success," say Captain Josh Downer. "Each year, we learn more about how to make this great event better, and look forward to bringing the community together to celebrate Easter."

Kids were busy filling their event passports with checks from […]

The Salvation Army partners with CRA and other community organizations to ease the burden of completing tax returns.

Reducing the tax burden with The Salvation Army

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It’s tax season and once again The Salvation Army is offering complimentary clinics across the Maritimes to help those living on low or fixed incomes.

While filing personal income tax is required by law, it has its benefits. For those living on low or fixed incomes, income tax filing makes them eligible for GST credits, property tax credits, child tax benefits, and old age pension. The maximum income guideline varies based on your personal situation – such as if you are married […]

Area Commanders, Majors Wayne and Cavell Loveless present the Certificate of Accreditation to the management of Lakeview Manor.

Lakeview Manor receives accreditation

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This month, The Salvation Army was proud to present a certificate of accreditation to Lakeview Manor in Riverview, New Brunswick.

For 35 years, Lakeview Manor has been providing long-term care to seniors in New Brunswick. The 50-bed facility provides focused, holistic care to its residents ensuring that each person is treated with dignity.

In its commitment to serving those in need, The Salvation Army launched an accreditation program to certify that all Salvation Army social service facilities are achieving high standards of […]

David and Margaret Craig's future planning leads to philanthropy.

The Craigs learn how future planning can lead to philanthropy

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After sitting with their financial planner to discuss retirement, Margaret and David Craig discovered they could help The Salvation Army by sharing their earnings through charitable giving.

As Margaret explains, “David contributed generously to RRSP’s during his working life, but there comes a time when you will be taxed on what has been accumulating tax-free. We learned that if we were to die tomorrow, half of our retirement savings would go to the government in taxes.

The Craigs learned they could give […]

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Honouring Catherine Booth on International Women’s Day

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Born in 1829, Catherine’s social activism began early in life. At 12 years old, she became concerned with the effects of alcoholism on the community and took up the role as Secretary for the Juvenile Temperance Society. Though it was rare for women in Victorian England to have a public voice, Catherine would write articles for temperance magazines, sharing her thoughts on benefits of temperance.

After marrying William Booth, Catherine and her husband began their ministry in service to the vulnerable […]

Seniors in the Keenagers program work together to prepare Valentines Day treat to exchange with each other.

Keenagers: Young at heart, big in spirit

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In Moncton, a spirited group of men and women meet to go on outings, laugh, and share stories. They are partaking in a program called Keenagers, a monthly gathering that bring together seniors, age 55 years and older, for companionship, socializing, and entertainment.

After retirement, many seniors find themselves with an empty nest, and often experience loneliness or withdrawal from the community. Financial barriers or mobility and transportation issues further isolate seniors from actively seeking or participating in community activities.

Director of […]

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Keeping the community full with hope, one soup at a time

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On the low stone wall in front of the old library on Spring Garden Road sits a man bundled in a weathered snowsuit, his hands curled around a hot bowl of soup.  Beside him sits a milk-crate filled with some of his possessions.

Parked in front of him is The Salvation Army Community Response Unit (CRU), a mobile kitchen that, every Wednesday from November to March, provides hot soup, fruit, and water to those in need.

Increased living and food expenses are […]

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25 years of giving back

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Carl Fader has an infectious laugh and a look of sincerity in his eyes that suggest a life well-lived. At 86 years old, Carl has chosen to dedicated his retirement years in service to others by volunteering with The Salvation Army.

Carl's introduction to The Salvation Army was during his childhood on McNabs Island when his aunt, a Salvation Army officer, would come for visits. He recalls seeing her in uniform, but remembers more the work she would do, "visiting people […]