News Archive

Discover Dignity Month

Posted on 24th May 2011, by Maritime
The Salvation Army has declared May as Dignity Month, in support of the Dignity Project and the annual Red Shield Campaign. The Dignity Project was launched in March with the goal of educating the public about the reality of poverty in the 21st century. Everyone deserves the fundamental right of human dignity, and yet modern  […]

Food Bank struggles to keep shelves stocked

Posted on 19th May 2011, by Maritime
Captain Sean Furey may soon be forced to do something he’s never had to do in seven years of operating a Dartmouth food bank: put out a closed sign. With food supplies dwindling and demand as high as ever, Captain Furey is on the brink of not being able to provide to the many members  […]
There’s no such thing as too young, or too old to make a significant difference. Led by 91-year-old Ruth Daniels, the Martock and Windsor Forks Women’s Institute crafted 150 new handmade quilts and donated the lot to The Salvation Army earlier this month. Founded in 1913, the institute is comprised of women in the community  […]
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services team from Halifax honed their skills on Friday, May 13, participating in Exercise Scotian Pearl, a government-coordinated training scenario. The Exercise, held at Shannon Park in Dartmouth, simulated chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear emergencies. The coordinated response involved all three levels of government, police, fire, emergency medical services and  […]

TRIM 2011 – Training Responders In the Maritimes

Posted on 26th April 2011, by Maritime
From April 14-16, 2011, 56 people from the Division and the Territory gathered in Saint John, New Brunswick to take part in the TRIM Training Symposium. TRIM is a biennial Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) gathering that equips officers, employees and volunteers for disaster response. Participants took part in courses including Individual and Peer Crisis Intervention,  […]

H20 (Help To Others) Water Assistance Program Established

Posted on 30th March 2011, by Salvation Army
Halifax Water, in partnership with The Salvation Army, is pleased to announce the H2O-Help to Others, Water Assistance Program. The new program, being implemented April 1st, will provide valuable financial assistance to Halifax Water customers truly in need. The H2O Fund is intended to assist low income households in an emergency, especially those with no  […]
On March 10, TD Bank was recognized with a special plaque honouring its $50,000 commitment in support of the Spryfield Family Resource Centre through Operation: Building Hope, The Salvation Army Maritime Division Capital Campaign. Mindy Beakhouse and Stephanie Morrison from the Halifax office are pictured here with Major Morris Vincent, Area Commander, Southern Region and  […]

We don’t do Christmas alone

Posted on 16th December 2010, by Maritime
In 2009, over 100,000 Maritimers turned to The Salvation Army for support, assistance and hope. That number continues to rise as a growing number of individuals struggle to make ends meet. Perhaps the biggest challenge is meeting the need at Christmas. On a day-to-day basis, The Army manages a team of 300 staff and approximately  […]

2010 Halifax Santa Shuffle

Posted on 10th December 2010, by Maritime
The Salvation Army’s annual Santa Shuffle 5km Fun Run and 1 km Elf Walk brought over 500 families and friends together at Shearwater Lower Base to assist the community in need during the Christmas Season and throughout the year. View the fun and colour by visiting our FlickR photo album HERE. Winner of two tickets  […]

A Miracle Day for The Salvation Army

Posted on 7th December 2010, by Maritime
Left to Right: Matt Cleveland & Katie Kelly- C100Promotions, Brad Dryden – C100 Morning Crew, Wanda Vincent, Rhonda Harrington & Morris Vincent – The Salvation Army, Per Humle – CIBC Wood Gundy, Branch Manager The CIBC Wood Gundy Miracle Day campaign has been raising money the first day of December for local charities since 1984.  […]