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The Salvation Army seeks donations to support children impacted by Ebola


More than 10 months have passed since Ebola was first identified in West Africa, but the scale of the crisis continues to grow. The deadliest outbreak on record, Ebola is claiming the lives of 70 per cent of people infected. The Salvation Army is responding to the crisis and asking for Canadians to support its relief efforts in Liberia. “Orphaned children sit alone in their homes and no one is willing to claim them,” says Major Samuel Amponsah, The Salvation Army’s General Secretary in Liberia. “People quarantined have no food,

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Santa Shuffle Fun Run & Elf Walk just six weeks away


This weekend marks six weeks to go until the Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk. Join us for a five-kilometre run or one-kilometre walk in five different locations around the Maritimes and help The Salvation Army raise critical funds for those in need. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m., in Dartmouth, NS, Moncton, NB, Fredericton, Saint John, NB, and Charlottetown. Last year, almost 2,000 people came out to the five Maritime Santa Shuffles. Participants can have fun, collect a medal (one for


Hear Captain Phillips’ story of piracy on the high seas: Saint John Hope in the City Breakfast one month away


In just under a month, New Brunswick’s Port City will play host to the third annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast, bringing Captain Richard Phillips to the stage with his true story of surviving piracy on the high seas. The breakfast will take place on Friday, Nov. 14, at the Saint John Trade and Convention Centre, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The morning will serve as a critical fundraiser for The Salvation Army Community Response Unit (CRU), a mobile canteen that allows The Salvation Army to quickly respond in times


Feeding those in need: Community supports Spryfield breakfast program


Food is one of the most basic human needs. And yet, in this country 1-in-8 families suffer from food insecurity, leading to over 850,000 Canadians utilizing food banks every year. While many Canadians will pull up a chair around the table for a Thanksgiving feast this weekend, others continue to wonder where their next meal will come from. Last year alone, The Salvation Army provided 2.8 million free meals from a variety of feeding programs across the country. In the Halifax neighbourhood of Spryfield, The Salvation Army runs a breakfast


Beary Merry concert series to hit Halifax, Liverpool (NS) beginning next month


Grab your tickets, pick up a toy and join us for this year’s Beary Merry Christmas Concert Series, making stops in Halifax and Liverpool, NS, beginning next month. The concert series, featuring The Stadacona Band of The Royal Canadian Navy, is celebrating its 19th anniversary this year and remains a favourite among young and old during the Christmas season. This year’s schedule features two concerts, beginning with Halifax, one night only, on Monday, Nov. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium. The show then hits the road, with

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Youth Together event provides outlet for young people


Last weekend, over 100 young people stormed the grounds of Scotian Glen Camp in Thorburn, NS, for their annual Youth Together retreat weekend. The weekend was full of fun and fellowship as youth participated in activities, break-out sessions and worship. “Re-connecting and sharing with each other is a large part of Youth Together,” comments Captain Morgan Hillier, Divisional Youth Secretary. “When you have one friend living in Moncton, and another living in Sydney, Youth Together is the perfect opportunity for them to come together for some fellowship.” On Saturday evening,


Leaving A Lasting Legacy: Frequently Asked Questions


Every day donations are made to The Salvation Army to clothe, feed and shelter those who are in need today, but what about the needs of tomorrow? By leaving a gift in your will, you could inspire your own family and touch future generations of people through your act of kindness. In Canada we help over 1.8 million people annually, while here in the Maritimes we operate in 25 communities across the three provinces. When you decide to reach out through a lasting gift, you leave the world a better

Liverpool Bike Drive

Liverpool motorcycle ride supports Salvation Army


Nearly 90 motorcycles turned up in Liverpool recently as the Brotherhood of Bikers held their first annual Toy Run to support The Salvation Army’s Christmas campaign. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the fleet of bikes rode around the surrounding countryside to support children at Christmas in the region. The event concluded with a barbecue, provided by the Brotherhood of Bikers, and staffed by Salvation Army volunteers. The event raised $1,167.30, as well as collecting a number of new toys to end up under Christmas trees in the region this December. “We


Experience the thrill of the gavel drop at a Salvation Army Thrift Store auction


Those who shop at Thrift Stores know that it’s all about the find. With new items arriving daily, and the massive turnover of product, sometimes scoring that perfect piece of clothing or household item is down to timing. On one particular day, this is even more true: auction day. Many Salvation Army Thrift Stores around the country hold live, in-store auctions as a way of bringing people into the stores, and getting maximum value from some high quality donations. By no means a new idea, auctions have been taking place


New Officer Roundup – Captains Mike and Melissa Mailman, Yarmouth


Summer at The Salvation Army brings with it a number of new beginnings as officers around the country transfer to new appointments. Here at the Maritime Division we are welcoming nine new officers in five different locations. Here is the final installment in our five-part series introducing you to them. Can you tell me a bit about your history? Mike: I grew up the child of Salvation Army Officers, so I’ve been coast to coast and everywhere in between. I was born in Ontario and the last time I lived