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The Salvation Army Fights Back Against Period Poverty

Posted on 26th October 2022, by Maritime
Menstrual hygiene products are one of food banks’ most requested yet least donated items. To address this, The Salvation Army took part in Halifax Move 100’s Tampon Tuesday throughout September. Tampon Tuesday is a grassroots program focused on providing dignity to people by ensuring they have access to tampons and other hygiene products when needed.  […]
Categories: 2022, Blog

The Salvation Army Taught Me to Love Myself

Posted on 21st September 2022, by Maritime
Childhood trauma, PTSD, or emotional and physical abuse are not always visible on the surface, but are often expressed through an individual’s behavior and, in some cases, are managed through coping mechanisms like drugs or alcohol. At The Salvation Army, those who struggle find a safe space to deal with their trauma, manage their addictions  […]
Categories: 2022, Blog

Single Mom Gives Back After Getting Back on her Feet

Posted on 15th April 2021, by Maritime
Recently separated from her spouse, Jodi and her teenage son embarked on a new life on their own. Challenges came, and were escalated, until it became apparent she needed to reach out for support. That’s when she turned to The Salvation Army in Dartmouth. “The food support was an amazing help” “I found myself single  […]
Categories: 2020, Blog
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  […]

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  […]
It doesn’t matter whether friends are neighbors or far reaching – true friendships last. Such is the case for Salvationists Major Sandra Budden, Shirley Brooking and Rhonda Lee.  Their friendship began when Sandra was the pastor of The Salvation Army Halifax Citadel 15 years ago. Rhonda was her neighbour, who Sandra invited to attend the  […]
Categories: 2020, Blog

An Impromptu Donation Spreads Cheer

Posted on 9th July 2020, by Maritime
It’s not everyday a customer at Costco picks up another persons tab, but when a kind, anonymous gentleman found out the supplies were for Salvation Army volunteers, he did just that. “I would like to pay for your items” Captain Brent Haas of Salvation Army Fairview Citadel was shopping for supplies at Costco for his  […]
Categories: 2020, Blog

Maritime Salvationists Celebrate Canada Day Away From Home

Posted on 30th June 2020, by Maritime
This year, Canada Day will take on a new meaning. Instead of fireworks and festivals, many have shifted their focus to appreciation and gratitude for our country. For Maritime Salvationists Rob and Samantha Jeffery, this has been their way of celebrating since moving to the United States five years ago. When the opportunity to move  […]
Categories: 2020, Blog