Disaster services has occupied an essential space in the Maritimes since 1917, when the Halifax Explosion rocked the province of Nova Scotia. The disaster stands as the origin of The Salvation Army’s involvement in disaster and crises relief, and it is a legacy and responsibility the Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in the Maritimes seeks to  […]
For the entire month of May, The Salvation Army Fredericton Community Church partnered with Fredericton’s Move 106.9 and the Regent Mall to help fight period poverty in their city through a Tampon Tuesday campaign. Tampon Tuesday is a grassroots program about dignity and works with community partners to collect menstrual hygiene products for those in  […]

Community, Compassion and Hospital Chaplaincy

Posted on 30th October 2020, by Maritime
The compassionate work of The Salvation Army isn’t always easy to see. But for retired officer Major Donna Howell, hospital chaplaincy was one of the most rewarding experiences of her career. From Alberta and Manitoba to Ontario and Halifax, and many locations in between, Donna and her husband have gained quite the experience in ministry  […]
Categories: 2020, Events

Little Help Makes a Big Impact

Posted on 1st June 2020, by Maritime
Volunteers Food Donation
While we are all trying to keep our distance, one couple is bringing their community together – by collecting food bank donations for their local Salvation Army. Shannon Johnson and Danny Little are no strangers to giving back. Last Christmas, the Halifax couple rallied their neighbours to fill a dump truck full of toys for  […]
Emergency Preparedness Week, May 3-9, encourages Canadians to take time now to plan for the unexpected. Given the global coronavirus pandemic we are experiencing, this year’s national event is particularly relevant. “Emergency Preparedness Week (EP week) is an annual event that is coordinated by Public Safety Canada,” says Perron Goodyear, The Salvation Army’s territorial director  […]
Categories: 2020, Events

Celebrating Women Across the Division

Posted on 6th March 2020, by Maritime
Today on International Women’s Day, and everyday, The Salvation Army Maritime Division is celebrating the incredible contributions women are making in our organization across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Major Linda Budgell has been a female leader in The Salvation Army for 38 years. Through her experience, she’s had the opportunity to  […]
Categories: 2020, Blog, Events

A Concrete Bed Garners a Comfortable Solution

Posted on 4th March 2020, by Maritime
Many of us are fortunate to never experience homelessness. But for those who have, breaking through stereotypes to communicate their story can be a challenge, especially for those who recently spent time on the streets. The Salvation Army Bedford Macdonald House in Charlottetown has found a creative solution to help formerly homeless residents tell their  […]