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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National Donut Day honours our veterans

Posted on 7th June 2018, by Maritime
A worker on the Community Resource Unit serves donuts to clients at the Centre of Hope in Halifax
What do a small round piece of fried dough and one of Canada’s oldest charities have in common? You may be surprised to learn that there is actually a rich history between the tasty donut treats and The Salvation Army – so much so, National Donut Day was created in 1938. Salvation Army Donut Lassies,  […]
Darby allen stands on stage speaking
Fire Chief Darby Allen gave an inspiring keynote address this morning at the seventh annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast. The event drew over 300 business people to the Westin Halifax, for a morning of networking, entertainment and education about the work The Salvation Army is doing in Halifax. In spring 2016, Darby spearheaded  […]

Creating a legacy of hope – Why Give?

Posted on 17th May 2018, by Maritime
Elderly woman smiles at the camera
Leave a Memory Choosing to leave a gift from the heart brings meaning, dignity and purpose to a life well lived. Your gift is your opportunity to participate in the charitable and community work most meaningful to you, in a way that allows these important causes to be well supported now, and long after you’re  […]