Helping kids make the grade in Halifax

Posted on 26th August 2016, by Maritime
James Woods’ office was overrun by backpacks. So was the office beside him and two others across the hall. As Special Programs Coordinator at the Halifax Centre of Hope, he knows how essential these backpacks are to families in the community. On August 24, the Centre of Hope was site of the Back to School kickoff. This year,  […]

Cooking up fun in Dartmouth

Posted on 19th August 2016, by Maritime
The Salvation Army in Dartmouth brings new meaning to the saying "too many cooks in the kitchen." Kelly Currie, Coordinator of Community and Family Services, launched Kidz Kitchen, a volunteer-run program dedicated to giving kids the tools needed to prepare healthy meals in a fun way. Inspired by a program originally designed by Feed Nova  […]

Summer heats up the need for donations

Posted on 12th August 2016, by Maritime
As summer heats up, many of us are focused on vacations, beach days and patio nights. But with the joy of summer also comes the unfortunate reality that donations tend to drop during this time. While some of us are caught up in summer festivals, holidays and barbeques, many men and women are struggling to  […]

Corporate partners serve the community

Posted on 4th August 2016, by Maritime
Thank you to our  many  corporate partners  who graciously donate their time, money and resources to assisting those who need it most.  This month we would like to highlight three supporters who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to address key areas of need in their communities.  Sportwheels, Energy 103.5 and The Salvation  […]

Camp gives children the chance to play

Posted on 28th July 2016, by Maritime
Although school doors have slammed shut, the doors at The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp are wide open, as nearly 600 children from all over the Maritimes have a summer camp experience that they will never forget. Scotian Glen Camp is available to children from low-income households. Children spend their days playing sports, swimming, making  […]

Maritime Division welcomes new leaders

Posted on 9th July 2016, by Maritime
This is the time of year when The Salvation Army executes its annual change of appointments, transferring officers across the country to new postings.  The Maritime Division is celebrating the arrival of its newest leaders, Divisional Commander, Major Wade Budgell; and new Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries, Linda Budgell.  We sat down with Major Wade Budgell  […]

Released and restored

Posted on 13th June 2016, by Maritime
When the prison doors open and the offender is conditionally released, what happens next? There are several challenges faced by offenders at the time of their release and The Salvation Army in Moncton, N.B., is helping them successfully transition back into the community. “The Salvation Army’s Greenfield House is a residential facility that offers a  […]

Family Traditions

Posted on 18th May 2016, by Maritime
During the Second World War, Ted Reid was stationed in England. He wanted to write home to family and friends, so he went to an aid organization and asked for a stamp – but without any funds he was turned away. No money, no stamp! He then went to The Salvation Army. In speaking to  […]

International Salvation Army Celebrates 150 Years

Posted on 6th July 2015, by Maritime
From July 1-5, 2015, more than 15,000 (1,000 from Canada) Salvation Army members and friends united in London, UK, at the Boundless Congress, to celebrate 150 years of bringing help and hope to the world’s most vulnerable. The Salvation Army began its work in 1865 when William Booth, a London minister, abandoned the conventional concept of  […]
The Salvation Army’s Dartmouth Community Church has moved from its original building, but the 70 year-old pews from the church were re-purposed for new projects. Leftover pews that couldn’t be sold were given to members of The Atlantic Woodworkers Association. The Atlantic Woodworkers Association has strong ties to The Salvation Army. For the past 25  […]