Divisional Leaders to Hold Online Prayer in Midst of COVID-19

Posted on 29th March 2020, by Maritime
Divisional leaders, Majors Wade and Linda Budgell, will be holding an online prayer on Sunday, March 29 from 7 – 8 pm (AST) to connect with those who are social distancing or in isolation. “Although we may be isolated, connections are more important than ever,” says Major Linda, who is acting as an emotional and  […]
While many Canadians are social distancing and safely self-isolated in their homes, others are simply unable to take these necessary precautions to protect themselves, especially those experiencing homelessness. In Halifax, The Salvation Army is collaborating with other local nonprofits to ensure there is a safe place for everyone by assisting with newly established pop-up shelters.   […]
Upon direction from territorial headquarters, The Salvation Army Maritime Division is mobilizing toward emergency response readiness to support those impacted by COVID-19 across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. “Our emergency disaster services teams are prepared and ready to go the second we receive direction,” says Jan Keats, emergency disaster services coordinator.  In  […]

Salvation Army to Temporarily Close Thrift Stores

Posted on 18th March 2020, by Maritime
The Salvation Army continues to closely monitor the ever changing realities surrounding COVID-19, following all regulations from both federal and provincial governments, as well as Health Canada. The Salvation Army’s Territorial Headquarters has determined that, effective immediately, all thrift stores will be closed to public shopping for the next two weeks. The decision will be  […]

Our Support will Continue, We are Still The Salvation Army

Posted on 17th March 2020, by Maritime
The Salvation Army continues to closely monitor the ever changing realities surrounding COVID-19, following all regulations from both federal and provincial governments, as well as Health Canada. During this time of uncertainty, we are working diligently to provide essential services such as food, shelter and clothing, while taking preventative measures to protect the safety of  […]

The Salvation Army in Canada Addresses Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted on 16th March 2020, by Maritime
COVID-19 (coronavirus) has developed quickly, and The Salvation Army is committed to taking preventative measures to protect the safety of the 1.6 million people we serve each year as well as our officers, employees and volunteers. Their well-being is our top priority. As the situation evolves, we continue to monitor and promote the Public Health  […]

Celebrating Women Across the Division

Posted on 6th March 2020, by Maritime
Today on International Women’s Day, and everyday, The Salvation Army Maritime Division is celebrating the incredible contributions women are making in our organization across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Major Linda Budgell has been a female leader in The Salvation Army for 38 years. Through her experience, she’s had the opportunity to  […]
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A Concrete Bed Garners a Comfortable Solution

Posted on 4th March 2020, by Maritime
Many of us are fortunate to never experience homelessness. But for those who have, breaking through stereotypes to communicate their story can be a challenge, especially for those who recently spent time on the streets. The Salvation Army Bedford Macdonald House in Charlottetown has found a creative solution to help formerly homeless residents tell their  […]

Community, Compassion and a New Canadian

Posted on 28th February 2020, by Maritime
A dedication for helping others, a passion for community, a new Canadian citizenship – this is just the beginning of what makes Ahmad Ismail an extraordinary member of The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope team.  Since he started just over a year ago, he played an integral role in helping refugees by communicating with them  […]