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A journey into community immersion

Posted on 6th October 2017, by Maritime
After moving to Nova Scotia six years ago, Blessing felt a bit lonely and home sick for her family in Nigeria, but The Salvation Army in Dartmouth quickly filled this gap for her by making her feel welcome and helping her meet new friends. “When I first went to The Salvation Army, I used the food bank,  […]

Filling bellies to fulfill potential

Posted on 29th September 2017, by Maritime
Filling bellies to fulfill potential
With the abundance of technology at the tips of teenager’s fingers, it might be surprising to learn that hunger is one of the greatest distractions faced by youth in Cape Breton schools. Cape Breton has the highest rate of child poverty. As a result, teenagers are arriving to their classrooms hungry or undernourished, and unable  […]

Working together to be better

Posted on 27th September 2017, by Maritime
Working together to be better
Jeff Daugherty and Cory Browner are proof that people can successfully address substance use, lead prosperous lives and contribute to their communities. The two men recently journeyed through the Anchorage Recovery Program’s new Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) model of treatment and are transitioning back into the community. During a transition ceremony at the Halifax Centre  […]

Vets experiencing homelessness find shelter at Centre of Hope

Posted on 20th September 2017, by Maritime
Vets experiencing homelessness find shelter at Centre of Hope
In an effort to address the issue of homelessness among veterans, The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Halifax has partnered with Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) to provide a transitional housing solution. The Centre of Hope has dedicated two short-term accessible housing units for veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces or RCMP  […]
MOLLY MAID’s Christmas in July Collects Over 900 Pounds of Food
Each summer, The Salvation Army partners with MOLLY MAID for Christmas in July combatting food shortages in communities across the country. When Food Bank donations are typically at their slowest, MOLLY MAID’s three separate food deliveries to the Centre of Hope in Halifax weighing a total of 914 pounds making up 116 bags were very  […]

10 years of Open Arms

Posted on 27th July 2017, by Maritime
10 years of Open Arms
For ten years, The Salvation Army’s Open Arms Centre has been providing community and family services to the neighbourhood of Uniacke Square. Since the establishment of the neighbourhood in the 1960s, Uniacke Square has been faced with a number of systemic barriers and a lack of available social services. Despite these challenges, the resiliency of the community  […]

Thrift Store raises over $25,000 to send more kids to camp

Posted on 20th July 2017, by Maritime
Thrift Store raises over $25,000 to send more kids to camp
The lives of many more children from across the Maritimes will be enriched by the generosity of local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Representatives from the National Recycling Operations (NRO) recently presented a cheque for over $25,000 to The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp Director.  […]

Summerside food drive thrives

Posted on 10th July 2017, by Maritime
Summerside food drive thrives
Twice in one year, the Summerside Corps hosted a community food drive in partnership with Canada Post. Last fall, the event was so successful that another food drive was planned for the spring. Over 16,000 flyers were distributed via Canada Post to inform the community about the event. On June 2, 1200 pounds of food  […]