Salvation Army Now Operating a Mobile Service Unit in Saint John

by Maritime
Categories: 2021, News Archive

This week, The Salvation Army will officially begin operating a mobile service unit in Saint John, New Brunswick. The vehicle will provide transportation for clients, meal delivery services and bring life-changing programs directly to people in need.

“The mobile unit opens up so many opportunities for us to help the community” says Major Tracy, leader of The Salvation Army in Saint John. “We can go to low-income areas to hand out fresh produce and packaged meals. We can transport children to summer camp and seniors to day programs.” 

“We can go directly to people in need”

Since the pandemic began, The Salvation Army in Saint John has been dedicated to supporting those in need through feeding programs, community meals and clothing support. This new vehicle will allow the team to expand their services and increase partnerships with local agencies.

“The vehicle will also allow us to work with local agencies in the city,” she explains. “We can go directly to people in need to provide services together. For people living on the streets in our city, this will be life-changing and make it easier to help them get back on their feet.”

Funding for the mobile unit was provided by the Rogers Foundation, who in June of 2020 made a generous donation to help The Salvation Army continue providing much-needed programs and services on the frontlines of the pandemic. 

“This vehicle will make an incredible difference in the Saint John community,” Major Tracy explains. “It’s all because of the Roger’s Foundations. We simply can’t thank them enough for making this possible.”