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  […]
Paralympian and sailing world champion, Paul Tingley, took the stage at the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast. The event brought together over 300 of Halifax’s community and business leaders to the Westin Nova Scotian in support of the programs and services offered by The Salvation Army. Sailing since he was ten years  […]

Cooking Together in Style and on a Budget

Posted on 18th May 2017, by Maritime
The sweet aroma of food being prepared at Dartmouth’s Community and Family Services through the Cook with a Budget program can be experienced year round on the third Wednesday of each month. Linda Santoloce was inspired by a friend to approach The Salvation Army to start this program. Linda says, “Food is my background; I  […]

Salvation Army is at home in Crescent Valley, Saint John

Posted on 15th May 2017, by Maritime
When Captains Darren and Danette Woods arrived in Saint John last summer, they were struck by the large number of kids living in the Crescent Valley community. Crescent Valley hosts a significant population of newcomers and their families, and is considered to be a priority neighbourhood for new and on-going social programs. Knowing they were in a position to  […]

H20, a vital source

Posted on 21st April 2017, by Maritime
“Asking for Help is a sign of strength,” Marie MacDonald Since 2011, the H20 Water Fund has been helping families and individuals across Halifax with an up to $250 reduction in their water bills. Marie MacDonald shares that her water would have been cut off without support from the Fund this winter. “Working full time  […]

S.O.U.P for Easter

Posted on 20th April 2017, by Maritime
Over the Easter weekend, The Salvation Army in Kentville was hopping with activities that were enjoyed by more than 100 kids across the community. "We were excited to host our third annual Easter Egg Hunt with eager youth volunteers playing a vital role in its success," say Captain Josh Downer. "Each year, we learn more about  […]

Navigating the immigration process with ARIS

Posted on 12th April 2017, by Maritime
On the edge of Julie MacDonald’s desk sits a stack of folders, each one to two inches thick. The tall filing cabinet in the corner of her office holds hundreds of folders filled with documents and immigration applications. “Some of the files in this filing cabinet are still active from 2012” she says. “The majority  […]