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HEAT Fund Helps Maritimers Through Tough Winter

Posted on 12th February 2021, by Maritime
Cheryl Bernier couldn’t believe what she was hearing when Sydco Fuels told her she was receiving $400 worth of oil for free through the HEAT Fund. “It was a miracle,” she says. “My heart filled with gratitude.” Since her partner passed away, Cheryl has been living by herself on a survivors pension in the town  […]

Maritime Chef Makes a Difference at Salvation Army Food Bank

Posted on 2nd February 2021, by Maritime
Across the Maritimes, people are using their skills to help The Salvation Army provide for those in need. In Dartmouth, Chef Leighton is volunteering his time at our food bank, ensuring food boxes are packed with items families need to cook healthy and nutritious meals.  It all began one morning when Leighton decided to visit  […]

How to Prepare for a Winter Emergency

Posted on 2nd February 2021, by Maritime
Emergencies and natural disasters frequently occur within our communities, but how prepared are we when they come upon us? In the winter months, a storm may result in power outages leaving apartment buildings, and residential neighborhoods without power. It could be several days before power is totally restored so it is wise to have enough  […]
For many, breakfast is the most skipped meal of the day – often due to food insecurity. The Salvation Army in Spryfield is working to change this by hosting a community breakfast four times a week for families and those experiencing homelessness. “The program provides a regular meal for people who are struggling,” explains Krista  […]

Salvation Army Winter Support Programs in the Maritimes

Posted on 29th January 2021, by Maritime
This time of year can be challenging for many reasons. That’s why The Salvation Army offers a wide-range of programs throughout the cold winter months to assist Maritimers struggling with homelessness, heat insecurity, winter clothing and more. Jack Frost Outreach Program, Halifax The Salvation Army’s Jack Frost Outreach Program provides hot drinks and a warm  […]
On a cold January night, residents of a seniors home on Prince Edward Island were suddenly displaced when a fire swept through their building. Local community groups worked together to ensure they had everything they needed, which included The Salvation Army providing clothing for the 47 residents. “The Red Cross called us the morning after  […]

Kettle Campaign Funds Vital Outreach Program

Posted on 20th January 2021, by Maritime
Today, The Salvation Army is proud to announce that we have exceeded our annual Christmas Kettle Campaign goal of $1.8M, enabling us to help the growing number of people in need across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.  “This Christmas was challenging for everyone, but knowing folks across the Maritimes still found a  […]
The pandemic has impacted many things – including children’s mental health. In Spryfield, The Salvation Army’s after-school program is boosting kids’ spirits by giving them the opportunity to socialize in a safe way while creating a sense of stability during uncertain times. “Kids come right after school where they have been wearing masks all day.  […]

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  […]