Good Neighbour Energy Fund opens for 2017

Posted on 17th January 2017, by Maritime
The Good Neighbour Energy Fund (GNEF) has opened for the 2017 heating season. Nova Scotia Power, in partnership with the provincial government and The Salvation Army, has been providing home heating assistance for families and individuals across Nova Scotia since 1997.  The GNEF provides emergency assistance for all forms of heating, including propane, oil, fuel, firewood, coal,  […]

Christmas Kettle Campaign hits $1.9 million in the Maritimes

Posted on 13th January 2017, by Maritime
People across the Maritimes answered the call of The Salvation Army bells by contributing over $1.9 million to the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, exceeding last years’ donations by $3,800. The funds were collected at approximately 200 kettle sites throughout the Maritimes from mid-November through Christmas Eve. Donations were also received through The Salvation Army online  […]

Thank you to our volunteers!

Posted on 9th January 2017, by Maritime
“It’s nice when you can help someone who‘s in need,” says long-time volunteer, Lu. Years ago, Lu came to The Salvation Army for assistance during Christmas. She knew then and there that she would volunteer with the organization as a way of giving back to the community. “Knowing my kids would wake up with something  […]
This year, thousands of children in the Halifax Regional Municipality will have the pleasure of opening a new Christmas gift, thanks to the annual Cineplex-C100 Toy Drive.  For 17 years, the Toy Drive has been partnering with local radio to say 'thank you' to donors and get the word out for this wonderful cause. This year, C100  […]

The Salvation Army flies high at City Hall

Posted on 14th December 2016, by Maritime
Salvation Army Week (Dec. 12-18) officially kicked off with a flag raising at City Hall in Fredericton, Moncton, and Halifax. Through the overcast skies and the snowfall, The Salvation Army flag could be seen flying high at City Hall. In a show of support for the work of The Salvation Army, a number of city officials were on hand  […]

Shuffler’s brave the cold for a great cause

Posted on 6th December 2016, by Maritime
"Everyday I'm shufflin'…" On December 3, hundreds of runners and walkers braved the chilly Maritime weather to hit the trails for a great cause. The Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk was in full swing in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Halifax and Charlottetown, with participants coming dressed as Rudolph, Santa, the elves, and even  […]

Why You Should Help Fill the Kettle This Holiday Season

Posted on 23rd November 2016, by Maritime
Each Christmas, The Salvation Army relies on thousands of volunteers to help our kettle campaign. Ginger Braaten is one of our faithful volunteers who shares why she supports The Salvation Army. “Salvation Army kettles are a part of my childhood. I remember Christmas shopping with my family and hearing the bells. Mom and Dad immediately  […]

“Kettle Games” kick off the kettle season

Posted on 18th November 2016, by Maritime
The Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle campaign kicked off across the Maritimes today with a festive competition airing on CTV Morning Live Atlantic.  Competitors Mayor Mike Savage; SMU Huskies players, Jenny Lewis and Andreas Robinson; and CTV hosts, Cyril Lunney and Alyse Hand, were given a series of fun and festive challenges to officially kick off the Christmas  […]

Abe Leventhal leaves a legacy

Posted on 4th November 2016, by Maritime
Though he is no longer with us, Abe Leventhal is continuing to make a difference in the community. As a long-time donor, Leventhal believed in the good work of The Salvation Army, and upon his passing, at age 90, bequeathed $200,000 to continue helping those in need.   Abe Leventhal is largely recognized as the  […]

Engineering strong communities

Posted on 27th October 2016, by Maritime
Strong communities aren't built by concrete and steel alone. It also takes ingenuity, planning, understanding, and compassion from dedicated volunteers. This October, the folks at Stantec rolled up their sleeves to volunteer at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope. The near 20 volunteers were split into two groups. Half would work in the food room helping  […]