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2021 HEAT Fund Now Open for Applications

Posted on 14th January 2021, by Maritime
Halifax, NS, January 14, 2020 – After 24 years of helping low-income individuals and families in emergency need of home heating assistance, additional funding for the 2021 Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT) Fund will help more Nova Scotians than ever this year. The Province of Nova Scotia, through Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, and  […]

Persevering in the Right Direction – Jeffrey’s Story

Posted on 11th January 2021, by Maritime
Photo by Jeffrey Zoccole For Jeffrey, hard-work and perseverance have always been a part of his story. Growing up, his childhood was filled with family fighting and alcoholism. Yet, his work ethic led him to become a freestyle skier. That is until the trauma in his childhood led him to a life of substance abuse  […]

Salvation Army Highlights from an Unforgettable Year

Posted on 23rd December 2020, by Maritime
This year was like nothing any of us have experienced before. As community need increased drastically and unexpectedly, The Salvation Army responded across the Maritimes. Check out our highlights from this unforgettable year. Providing Community for International Students in Cape Breton As one can imagine, international students travelling to Canada to take up temporary residence  […]

Salvation Army Down More than $250,000 in Kettle Donations

Posted on 23rd December 2020, by Maritime
Halifax, NS December 23, 2020 – With just two days to go, The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is down more than $250,000 in donations across the Maritime provinces.  “Our annual kettle campaign has faced many challenges this year. With less kettles in stores and tighter restrictions in many cities, we simply are not  […]

Christmas Hamper Relieves Stress for Maritime Mom

Posted on 16th December 2020, by Maritime
Christmas is the most joyful time of the year. But for many Maritimers, the added financial pressure of the holiday season can be overwhelming and stressful. For Dartmouth mom, Donna, providing for her five children at home isn’t an easy task.  “I work and work to try and support my kids,” she explains. “But sometimes  […]

A Perfect Stranger – Finding Hope at a Christmas Kettle

Posted on 15th December 2020, by Maritime
Story written by Salvation Army volunteer Wayne Thompson in 2019. Last Saturday night, I spent a couple of hours volunteering on a Christmas kettle, along with my musical buddy for the occasion, Capt. Melissa Haas.  We stood there next to the kettle at the store entrance as shoppers came in and out. It was a  […]

Mayor of Halifax Declares Salvation Army Week 2020

Posted on 14th December 2020, by Maritime
Halifax, NS December 14, 2020 – Mayor Mike Savage has officially declared December 14-18, 2020 as Salvation Army Week throughout Halifax to encourage all citizens to recognize the significant impact The Salvation Army has made and continues to make in supporting vulnerable individuals “We are so grateful for this declaration,” says Major Jamie Locke, divisional  […]
Halifax, NS December 7, 2020 – Today, NSP Maritime Link Inc. (NSP Maritime Link) announced a donation of $1.5M to the Home Energy Assistance Top-up Fund (HEAT Fund), which will immediately benefit electricity customers in Nova Scotia who have been hardest hit by the financial challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. “This donation comes at a  […]
“The Halifax Explosion is where it all began for The Salvation Army emergency disaster service program in Canada,” explains Jan Keats, divisional emergency disaster services coordinator. The 1917 Halifax Explosion is a momentous event in Salvation Army history. When the tragedy struck, Salvation Army personnel from across the country assisted in relief efforts, providing food,  […]