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Disaster services has occupied an essential space in the Maritimes since 1917, when the Halifax Explosion rocked the province of Nova Scotia. The disaster stands as the origin of The Salvation Army’s involvement in disaster and crises relief, and it is a legacy and responsibility the Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) in the Maritimes seeks to  […]
For the entire month of May, The Salvation Army Fredericton Community Church partnered with Fredericton’s Move 106.9 and the Regent Mall to help fight period poverty in their city through a Tampon Tuesday campaign. Tampon Tuesday is a grassroots program about dignity and works with community partners to collect menstrual hygiene products for those in  […]
COVID Warriors
In Summerside, P.E.I., volunteers and team members from The Salvation Army were recognized as COVID Warriors by the province’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Antoinette Perry. Among those that received this honour were Salvation Army volunteers Kathy Cotton and Brenda Mumma and community family services worker Darlene MacDonald. The province’s COVID Warrior Award program recognizes Islanders  […]

New Winter Café Helps Vulnerable Feel Lifted and Loved

Posted on 7th March 2022, by Maritime
In Truro, Nova Scotia, a revised program at The Salvation Army is giving vulnerable people a place to socialize, be warm and well-fed. “On any given day, 100 people walk through our doors seeking assistance,” says Lieutenant Matthew Reid, church pastor. “Even people with full-time jobs are struggling to make ends meet. They ask, ‘Can  […]

Feast of Christmas Gives Hope Today

Posted on 22nd December 2021, by Maritime
Feast of Christmas
The joyous sounds of holiday music and the smiling eyes of the staff, volunteers and friends of The Salvation Army brought the festive spirit alive for the annual Feast of Christmas at the Centre of Hope in Halifax earlier this December. The feast, a highlight in the Christmas calendar, was held outside this year and  […]
For many, riding a bicycle is an essential part of childhood – but for families in need, this added expense may not be possible. The Salvation Army in Sussex has come together with community partners to create a recycle-a-bike program to ensure all children have access to this opportunity. “It’s a community effort,” explains Captain  […]