Nova Scotia Power brings Christmas Feast to Spryfield

by Maritime
Categories: 2019, Events, News Archive

Christmas dinner came early for about 30 community members in Spryfield, NS on December 23rd thanks to a robust team of volunteers with Nova Scotia Power (NSP) and The Salvation Army, Spryfield Family and Community Services unit.

“When a team of staff from Nova Scotia Power were looking for a meaningful opportunity to serve in this community, we decided it would be great for them to be a part of this feast, which we knew would feed many and inspire others,” says Andrew Wilson, Spryfield Family and Community Services. “We are delighted to have the helping hearts and hands of this great team to make our dinner possible.”

Clients, volunteers and NSP staff enjoyed a time of connection, Christmas carols and a great meal together.

Amie Woodford, NSP Manager and team leader was thrilled her team could be a part of this special meal; she said, “This is a great partnership; we partner with a number of diverse groups and organizations and try to do as much as we can with different segments of our communities. We are blessed to be a part of the rich diversity in our communities across Nova Scotia.”

Those who attended the feast felt this was an act of generosity in the midst of the business of Christmas.

Mary Black, NSP team member who helped put on the feast said, “We were so grateful for the opportunity to give back and support our local community members alongside the wonderful team at the Salvation Army. We see the good work of The Salvation Army throughout the province and are proud to be a part of it.”

Nova Scotia Power is an ongoing and very much valued partner of The Salvation Army. From their annual financial support of our Good Neighbour Energy Fund and sponsorship of our Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast in November, to their support with our Back to School programs, placing a shared float in this year’s Parade of Lights, to putting on this feast, we are very blessed to work with them, and have those we support benefit from these great contributions,” says Captain Jamie Locke.