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The Salvation Army and the Department of Social Development and Housing are pleased to announce a new partnership to help keep Islanders safe and out of the cold this winter. The Government of Prince Edward Island will provide funding for three locations that will be operated by The Salvation Army – Bedford MacDonald House men’s  […]

Finding Hope at The Salvation Army

Posted on 23rd November 2020, by Maritime
When Cindy was in the midst of separating from her husband, she became unable to support herself and her children. “I was experiencing a separation, which led to a divorce, and I was left with two young children on my own,” Cindy explains. “My ex was addicted to prescription pain medication and had squandered all  […]

Essential Workers Fundraise for the Virtual Santa Shuffle

Posted on 16th November 2020, by Maritime
Each year, the annual Santa Shuffle 5K Fun-Run and 1K Elf Walk helps raise vital funds to support The Salvation Army. While the event may be going virtual this year, that isn’t stopping runners, such as those from Lakeview Manor in Moncton, from lacing up their shoes and raising funds to help their community. Many  […]

75 Years of Supporting The Salvation Army

Posted on 16th November 2020, by Maritime
From ringing a bell at a Salvation Army iconic Christmas kettle to helping at fundraising events, ninety-year-old Robert Aulenback has been a faithful Salvation Army volunteer for more than 75 years. From the time he was young, Robert has attended Salvation Army Sunday School and has always been involved in the church in various ways  […]

Salvation Army Lends Kettles to Legion for Poppy Campaign

Posted on 7th November 2020, by Maritime
The Salvation Army works to meet the needs of each community we serve. Sometimes this means opening a food bank, other times it means offering shelter, but this year in Pictou it meant lending our iconic kettles to the local Legion to assist with their Poppy Campaign. “This is the first request we’ve had of  […]

Salvation Army Works to Reduce Environmental Footprint

Posted on 29th October 2020, by Maritime
From thrift stores to food bank donations, The Salvation Army is constantly looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint while helping Maritimers in need. Recently, The Salvation Army emergency disaster services team found an innovative way to take this one step further – biodegradable food trays.  “In the past we’ve used styrofoam cups, bowls  […]

Seniors Step Up for their Community

Posted on 20th October 2020, by Maritime
Note: the photo above was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Seniors have become the driving force behind The Salvation Army food bank in Dartmouth as they volunteer each week to prepare food boxes for families in need. Each Monday, an average of ten volunteers prepare up to 40 food boxes for distribution in the  […]

The Impacts of Legacy Giving

Posted on 16th October 2020, by Maritime
For more than 130 years, The Salvation Army has been dedicated to meeting the needs of the communities we serve. While the times have changed, the need hasn’t. Each day, new people turn to The Salvation Army and receive more than practical assistance – they receive hope. “I believe in what The Salvation Army does”  […]

Recognizing International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Posted on 13th October 2020, by Maritime
 Observed annually on October 13th, the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDRR) celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness to manage crises. It all began in 1989, when the UN General Assembly instituted the IDDRR to encourage every individual, community, and government to participate  […]