2020

An Impromptu Donation Spreads Cheer

Posted on 9th July 2020, by Maritime
It’s not everyday a customer at Costco picks up another persons tab, but when a kind, anonymous gentleman found out the supplies were for Salvation Army volunteers, he did just that. “I would like to pay for your items” Captain Brent Haas of Salvation Army Fairview Citadel was shopping for supplies at Costco for his  […]
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Maritime Salvationists Celebrate Canada Day Away From Home

Posted on 30th June 2020, by Maritime
This year, Canada Day will take on a new meaning. Instead of fireworks and festivals, many have shifted their focus to appreciation and gratitude for our country. For Maritime Salvationists Rob and Samantha Jeffery, this has been their way of celebrating since moving to the United States five years ago. When the opportunity to move  […]
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Volunteering Helps New Canadian Give Back During Pandemic

Posted on 28th June 2020, by Maritime
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Less than a month ago, Augustine Ansong-Owusu was one of hundreds of Canadians who volunteered to help The Salvation Army provide essential services throughout the pandemic. “I wanted to help too.” “The Salvation Army is all over the world helping people,” says Augustine. “I wanted to help too.” Each Monday, Augustine volunteers with The Salvation  […]

Celebrating Canada Day as a New Canadian

Posted on 26th June 2020, by Maritime
For Ahmad, this Canada Day will be a special one. For the first time, he will be celebrating Canada Day as a Canadian citizen. Since immigrating from Syria, Ahmad has played a key role at The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope in Halifax by supporting newcomers with translation, interpretation and more. In his role, Ahmad  […]
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Each year, The Home Energy Assistance Top Up Fund, or HEAT Fund, helps thousands of individuals and families in Nova Scotia keep their homes warm during the winter months. In 2020, more than 3,500 households received support from this life-changing program. Linda Kennedy was a recipient of the HEAT Fund. Living on long-term disability in  […]
HALIFAX, NS June 15, 2020 – This July, The Salvation Army is introducing a new event, Hope in the City Run – a virtual run to support the life-changing programs that The Salvation Army provides across the Maritimes. Virtual runs have become a popular method for non-profit organizations to raise vital funds after COVID-19 forced  […]
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HALIFAX, NS June 9, 2020 – This Wednesday, The Salvation Army Fairview Citadel will distribute 50,000 lbs of potatoes to those experiencing food insecurity, thanks to a generous donation from McCain Foods Canada. “Re-opening has begun in our province, but that doesn’t mean the need has ended. Many are still without a job and facing  […]

Little Help Makes a Big Impact

Posted on 1st June 2020, by Maritime
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While we are all trying to keep our distance, one couple is bringing their community together – by collecting food bank donations for their local Salvation Army. Shannon Johnson and Danny Little are no strangers to giving back. Last Christmas, the Halifax couple rallied their neighbours to fill a dump truck full of toys for  […]

Small Blessings Daycare Returns to a New Normal

Posted on 22nd May 2020, by Maritime
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As our economy and a sense of normalcy returns, many are wondering what that entails. The Salvation Army’s Small Blessings Early Childhood Development Centre in Moncton has reopened this week with one third of the children returning—so far. Janice Rice, Director of Small Blessings gives a logical reason for this. “Some parents are cautious expressing  […]