Coats for Kids in Yarmouth

Posted on 22nd November 2017, by Maritime
This winter, the Yarmouth Community Church is partnering with the Parent’s Place Resource Centre to help prepare children in the community for cold weather. “Last year, we were well into winter when kids were getting their coats and boots through our Christmas hampers in December. The cold weather starts much earlier so we approached the  […]

The Team that Keeps Growing …

Posted on 17th November 2017, by Maritime
It’s not just a passion, but an ongoing commitment. For five years, the Prince George Hospitality staff have participated in the annual Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle keeping fit and having fun while helping to meet people’s basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. “Our team loves the Santa Shuffle – what started out with a  […]
MP Andy Fillmore, Cyril Lunney, Captain Elaine Locke and athletes from Saint Mary’s University and Mount Saint Vincent University participated in oversized and undersized kettle games as part of CTV’s kick off for The Salvation Army’s biggest annual fundraising campaign. The Canada-wide Kettle Campaign begins today and runs until December 23rd. With big feet, little  […]
When Jan Keats and Louise Armstrong, Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) staff with The Salvation Army Maritime Division received a moment’s notice to support relief efforts following the destruction of hurricane Harvey in Texas, they were ready and willing. Despite their preparation and training efforts, nothing could have fully prepared Jan and Louise for the devastation  […]

Influencing and Celebrating Lives

Posted on 14th November 2017, by Maritime
Personal account shared by Louise Armstrong, Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Coordinator for The Salvation Army Saint John, New Brunswick. In September, I found myself on a plane, representing The Salvation Army’s EDS, headed for Houston, Texas. All I knew for certain was that I would be working alongside two other Canadians in Corpus Christi for  […]

After the Storm

Posted on 14th November 2017, by Maritime
Personal account shared by Jan Keats, Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) Coordinator for The Salvation Army Maritime Division. Leaving a trail of death and destruction in its wake in the Caribbean, hurricane Harvey made landfall on the American Gulf Coast in August and rolled through Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky. More than 200,000 homes were  […]

Fresh air and fresh starts

Posted on 24th October 2017, by Maritime
Fresh air and fresh starts
On an unseasonably warm October day, five men and two program supervisors from The Salvation Army Anchorage Addictions Program arrived in Thorburn, Nova Scotia, to help close Scotian Glen Camp for the season. Upon arrival the group was met with clear skies, fresh ocean air, and vibrant autumn leaves. It was a perfect setting for the group to connect under  […]