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The Craigs learn how future planning can lead to philanthropy

Posted on 15th March 2017, by Maritime
After sitting with their financial planner to discuss retirement, Margaret and David Craig discovered they could help The Salvation Army by sharing their earnings through charitable giving. As Margaret explains, “David contributed generously to RRSP’s during his working life, but there comes a time when you will be taxed on what has been accumulating tax-free.  […]

Keenagers: Young at heart, big in spirit

Posted on 3rd March 2017, by Maritime
In Moncton, a spirited group of men and women meet to go on outings, laugh, and share stories. They are partaking in a program called Keenagers, a monthly gathering that bring together seniors, age 55 years and older, for companionship, socializing, and entertainment. After retirement, many seniors find themselves with an empty nest, and often  […]

25 years of giving back

Posted on 14th February 2017, by Maritime
Carl Fader has an infectious laugh and a look of sincerity in his eyes that suggest a life well-lived. At 86 years old, Carl has chosen to dedicated his retirement years in service to others by volunteering with The Salvation Army. Carl's introduction to The Salvation Army was during his childhood on McNabs Island when  […]

The Salvation Army in Truro talks mental health over tea

Posted on 27th January 2017, by Maritime
According to Statistics Canada, there are more people in Canada over the age of 65 than there are youth under 15. This amounts to nearly 5.8 million people at retirement age or older. As social media campaigns raise awareness of mental health issues, The Salvation Army Truro corps is putting a spotlight on mental health in older adults during  […]
Paralympian and Sailing World Champion Paul TIngley will serve as keynote speaker for the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast, presented by Nova Scotia Power. The Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast is an annual fundraiser, bringing together 400 business and community leaders in support of the programs and services of The Salvation  […]

Good Neighbour Energy Fund opens for 2017

Posted on 17th January 2017, by Maritime
The Good Neighbour Energy Fund (GNEF) has opened for the 2017 heating season. Nova Scotia Power, in partnership with the provincial government and The Salvation Army, has been providing home heating assistance for families and individuals across Nova Scotia since 1997.  The GNEF provides emergency assistance for all forms of heating, including propane, oil, fuel, firewood, coal,  […]

Christmas Kettle Campaign hits $1.9 million in the Maritimes

Posted on 13th January 2017, by Maritime
People across the Maritimes answered the call of The Salvation Army bells by contributing over $1.9 million to the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, exceeding last years’ donations by $3,800. The funds were collected at approximately 200 kettle sites throughout the Maritimes from mid-November through Christmas Eve. Donations were also received through The Salvation Army online  […]

Thank you to our volunteers!

Posted on 9th January 2017, by Maritime
“It’s nice when you can help someone who‘s in need,” says long-time volunteer, Lu. Years ago, Lu came to The Salvation Army for assistance during Christmas. She knew then and there that she would volunteer with the organization as a way of giving back to the community. “Knowing my kids would wake up with something  […]