Community, Compassion and Hospital Chaplaincy

Posted on 30th October 2020, by Maritime
The compassionate work of The Salvation Army isn’t always easy to see. But for retired officer Major Donna Howell, hospital chaplaincy was one of the most rewarding experiences of her career. From Alberta and Manitoba to Ontario and Halifax, and many locations in between, Donna and her husband have gained quite the experience in ministry  […]
Categories: 2020, Events

Salvation Army Works to Reduce Environmental Footprint

Posted on 29th October 2020, by Maritime
From thrift stores to food bank donations, The Salvation Army is constantly looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint while helping Maritimers in need. Recently, The Salvation Army emergency disaster services team found an innovative way to take this one step further – biodegradable food trays.  “In the past we’ve used styrofoam cups, bowls  […]

Seniors Step Up for their Community

Posted on 20th October 2020, by Maritime
Note: the photo above was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Seniors have become the driving force behind The Salvation Army food bank in Dartmouth as they volunteer each week to prepare food boxes for families in need. Each Monday, an average of ten volunteers prepare up to 40 food boxes for distribution in the  […]

The Impacts of Legacy Giving

Posted on 16th October 2020, by Maritime
For more than 130 years, The Salvation Army has been dedicated to meeting the needs of the communities we serve. While the times have changed, the need hasn’t. Each day, new people turn to The Salvation Army and receive more than practical assistance – they receive hope. “I believe in what The Salvation Army does”  […]

Recognizing International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Posted on 13th October 2020, by Maritime
 Observed annually on October 13th, the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness to manage crises. It all began in 1989, when the UN General Assembly instituted the IDDRR to encourage every individual, community, and government to participate  […]

Free Yard Sale Helps a Community in Need

Posted on 8th October 2020, by Maritime
Yard sales are common, but a free yard sale? Each Fall, The Salvation Army in Fredericton hosts a family-fun Rally Day. It’s a time of welcoming church families and friends back from the summer break. Typically, members contribute and support it, but this year they added a new feature – a free yard sale. “We  […]

Serving up Tradition this Thanksgiving

Posted on 6th October 2020, by Maritime
Thanksgiving embodies tradition, spending time with family and loved ones — and that’s no different at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Halifax. Each year, Chef Harold serves up a Thanksgiving feast for the guests at the men’s shelter, creating community, compassion and hope during the holiday.  Along with his dedicated team in the  […]

The Resilience of Salvation Army Seniors

Posted on 28th September 2020, by Maritime
We have heard it before – we are living in unprecedented times. But for seniors at The Salvation Army’s Lakeview Manor long-term care facility, this isn’t the first time in their more than 80-years that they have experienced something uncertain. Located in Riverview, New Brunswick, Lakeview Manor is a 50-bed long-term care facility that provides  […]

Back-to-School with a Drive Thru

Posted on 17th September 2020, by Maritime
From grocery store lineups to the mandated wearing of masks and gloves, the pandemic has initiated new practices within our communities. Considering these stringent protocols, The Salvation Army Dartmouth Community Church held their annual Back to School Campaign in their parking lot—drive through style. “Regardless of the changes, we are learning to adapt so that  […]

Four-Year-Old Fundraiser Steps Up for Community

Posted on 17th September 2020, by Maritime
From dropping change into a Christmas kettle to donating used clothes to a thrift store, each Maritimer has a different way they show their support for The Salvation Army. Harold Kwan of Moncton likes to show his support by taking part in fundraising events. The only difference – he’s just four years old. Sharing and  […]