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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Salvation Army in Truro talks mental health over tea

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According to Statistics Canada, there are more people in Canada over the age of 65 than there are youth under 15. This amounts to nearly 5.8 million people at retirement age or older. As social media campaigns raise awareness of mental health issues, The Salvation Army Truro corps is putting a spotlight on mental health in older adults during their Ladies Afternoon Tea event.

The Ladies Afternoon Tea featured guest speaker Sally Normanton, Mental Health Coordinator with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). "Mental health initiatives and speaking up […]

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Paul Tingley brings the spirit of a champion to the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast

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Paralympian and Sailing World Champion Paul TIngley will serve as keynote speaker for the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast, presented by Nova Scotia Power.

The Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast is an annual fundraiser, bringing together 400 business and community leaders in support of the programs and services of The Salvation Army. This event takes place Friday, May 26 at the Westin Nova Scotian, and will include networking, education and entertainment. Paul Tingley’s inspiring story of overcoming […]

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Good Neighbour Energy Fund opens for 2017

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The Good Neighbour Energy Fund (GNEF) has opened for the 2017 heating season. Nova Scotia Power, in partnership with the provincial government and The Salvation Army, has been providing home heating assistance for families and individuals across Nova Scotia since 1997. 

The GNEF provides emergency assistance for all forms of heating, including propane, oil, fuel, firewood, coal, and electricity. The application form can be accessed online or at any Salvation Army office across the province. Applicants are able to apply for the […]

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Christmas Kettle Campaign hits $1.9 million in the Maritimes

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People across the Maritimes answered the call of The Salvation Army bells by contributing over $1.9 million to the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, exceeding last years’ donations by $3,800.

The funds were collected at approximately 200 kettle sites throughout the Maritimes from mid-November through Christmas Eve. Donations were also received through The Salvation Army online kettle campaign at fillthekettle.ca.

“We are happy to report another successful year for the kettle campaign,” says Rhonda Harrington, Divisional Secretary of Public Relations and […]

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Thank you to our volunteers!

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“It’s nice when you can help someone who‘s in need,” says long-time volunteer, Lu.

Years ago, Lu came to The Salvation Army for assistance during Christmas. She knew then and there that she would volunteer with the organization as a way of giving back to the community. “Knowing my kids would wake up with something under the tree” was an enormous help during a difficult time. 

The Christmas assistance program helps over 5,000 families in the Maritimes, […]