Santa Shuffle early bird deadline closes October 28th

Posted on 15th October 2018, by Maritime
Three runners stand at the start line of the santa shuffle
There may be a chill in the air but there is no better time to lace up your sneakers and begin training for the Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk. Every year, Maritimers across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island run in support of the many individuals and families in need in their own community.    […]

Friendship and food offered in Charlottetown

Posted on 3rd October 2018, by Maritime
Man smiles and accepts coffee
Prince Edward Island is known as the home of Anne of Green Gables and the birthplace of Confederation, attracting tourists from across Canada and beyond. With 150,000 residents, it’s the smallest province by size and population. But it’s not immune to the social problems that affect larger cities and provinces. Major Daniel Roode, corps officer  […]

A father’s legacy

Posted on 5th September 2018, by Maritime
A photo of a woman and an old photo of her father
When it came to making a will, Jane Redding had no doubt she would include The Salvation Army. “My father was a recipient of The Salvation Army’s charity a long time ago,” says Jane. “I know of no cause more deserving.” In 1930, 16-year-old John Redding left his home in Yarmouth, N.S., for Halifax. He  […]

A safe place to play

Posted on 27th August 2018, by Maritime
Group of children holding ice creams
When you think of summer, most people picture children running and playing in their backyards, complete with a swing set, sandbox and a sprinkler for hot days. However, not every child living in Halifax has the opportunity to run and play in their yard. For many children, living in an apartment or in low-income housing,  […]

Helping others by offering warmth

Posted on 16th August 2018, by Maritime
A group of people hold up a blanket
Every year, a group of women attend Scotian Glen Camp for a women’s retreat to reconnect with nature, and connect with others in their community. Hosted by The Salvation Army Women’s Ministry, the theme of the retreat was Carry the Light of Justice and Mercy. The retreat sought to highlight the many injustices faced by women  […]

Red Cap gives children skills for dealing with anger

Posted on 5th July 2018, by Maritime
children sitting in a group during a red cap graduation ceremony
Anger is a normal part of life, but many children and adults do not have positive opportunities to practice dealing with anger. At an elementary school in Dartmouth, N.S. this issue is being addressed using Red Cap, an anger management program geared towards children aged 8-12. Nicole, 11, got in fights at school. Lindsay, 13,  […]

Summer is here and food banks are feeling the heat

Posted on 21st June 2018, by Maritime
A man working in a food bank places pasta on a shelf
As summer hits, local food banks are faced with critical shortages. Summer is officially here and many of us are thinking of hitting the beach. However, many Maritimers in need are wondering where the next meal is coming from as food banks face critical shortages. Captain Jamie Locke says, “With the warmer weather, we begin  […]
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