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HALIFAX, NS, August 26, 2021 – Today and Saturday, The Salvation Army will be distributing more than 600 backpacks filled with school supplies for children in need in Halifax and Dartmouth. “So many families have been impacted financially over the past year that the added cost of school supplies just isn’t feasible,” explains Captain Brent  […]

How to Support Backpack Programs in the Maritimes

Posted on 10th August 2021, by Maritime
Each September, hundreds of families struggle with the added expense of school supplies. The Salvation Army operates backpack programs in more than seven communities across the Maritimes to help ease this financial burden for parents and guardians. You can help by donating new school supplies items to The Salvation Army in your community.  Halifax West  […]
When hundreds of truckers and individuals were suddenly stranded at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border due to protests, Salvation Army corps in Truro and Springhill stepped-up to provide food, hydration and emotional and spiritual care. “People were in urgent need” The protests began at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday afternoon. By Wednesday morning, word was spreading  […]

Scotian Glen Camp is Hitting the Road for Summer 2021

Posted on 22nd June 2021, by Maritime
Scotian Glen Camp is hitting the road! This summer, The Salvation Army will be operating a unique summer day camp in communities across the Maritimes to ensure children in need don’t miss out on this life-changing experience. In February, The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters made the decision that summer camps across Canada would not operate  […]

Salvation Army Client Choice Food Bank Opens in Fredericton

Posted on 16th June 2021, by Maritime
Volunteer Helps Client at Food Bank
The Salvation Army in Fredericton is working to restore dignity to their clients by remodeling their food bank to offer a grocery shopping experience. Families in need are able to shop for the items they want rather than receive a box prepared by volunteers. “It restores dignity to the families. Clients are empowered by the  […]
When the lockdown began, many struggling Nova Scotian families wondered where their next meal would be coming from — little did they know it would be pizza delivered by The Salvation Army. “As soon as we posted it on Facebook people began to respond,” explains community services coordinator, Rebecca Mitchell. “The response was overwhelming. It  […]
The Salvation Army in Fredericton brought joy to hundreds of seniors when they delivered more than 300 flower plants and handmade cards to four retirement homes in the community last week.  “We want to engage seniors in our community garden project funded by Healthy Seniors Pilot Project federal funding, especially those who live in nursing  […]

Salvation Army Steps-Up to Help Families Isolating in HRM

Posted on 27th April 2021, by Maritime
As cases continue to increase and more people are in self-isolation, The Salvation Army is stepping up to help by delivering food bank boxes to individuals and families in need.  “One client asked for food help after his two toddlers tested positive. Since the family is in isolation, we arranged a volunteer to do contactless  […]