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Helping a Single Mom Get Back on her Feet

Posted on 15th September 2020, 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
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

Celebrating Canada Day as a New Canadian

Posted on 26th June 2020, by Maritime
For Ahmad, this Canada Day will be a special one. For the first time, he will be celebrating Canada Day as a Canadian citizen. Since immigrating from Syria, Ahmad has played a key role at The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope in Halifax by supporting newcomers with translation, interpretation and more. In his role, Ahmad  […]
Categories: 2020, Blog

Celebrating Women Across the Division

Posted on 6th March 2020, by Maritime
Today on International Women’s Day, and everyday, The Salvation Army Maritime Division is celebrating the incredible contributions women are making in our organization across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Major Linda Budgell has been a female leader in The Salvation Army for 38 years. Through her experience, she’s had the opportunity to  […]
Categories: 2020, Blog, Events

A Concrete Bed Garners a Comfortable Solution

Posted on 4th March 2020, by Maritime
Many of us are fortunate to never experience homelessness. But for those who have, breaking through stereotypes to communicate their story can be a challenge, especially for those who recently spent time on the streets. The Salvation Army Bedford Macdonald House in Charlottetown has found a creative solution to help formerly homeless residents tell their  […]

Community, Compassion and a New Canadian

Posted on 28th February 2020, by Maritime
A dedication for helping others, a passion for community, a new Canadian citizenship – this is just the beginning of what makes Ahmad Ismail an extraordinary member of The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope team.  Since he started just over a year ago, he played an integral role in helping refugees by communicating with them  […]

Love is in the Division – Locked into Love

Posted on 14th February 2020, by Maritime
Across the maritimes, officers and salvationist couples are working side-by-side to bring hope, transform communities and lead through ministry. This valentine’s day, we are highlighting three couples from our maritime divisional headquarters that are making an impact together.  While their careers in The Salvation Army began more than 15 years ago, Captains Jamie and Elaine  […]