Events

Little Help Makes a Big Impact

Posted on 1st June 2020, by Maritime
Volunteers Food Donation
While we are all trying to keep our distance, one couple is bringing their community together – by collecting food bank donations for their local Salvation Army. Shannon Johnson and Danny Little are no strangers to giving back. Last Christmas, the Halifax couple rallied their neighbours to fill a dump truck full of toys for  […]
Emergency Preparedness Week, May 3-9, encourages Canadians to take time now to plan for the unexpected. Given the global coronavirus pandemic we are experiencing, this year’s national event is particularly relevant. “Emergency Preparedness Week (EP week) is an annual event that is coordinated by Public Safety Canada,” says Perron Goodyear, The Salvation Army’s territorial director  […]
Categories: 2020, Events
The Salvation Army is taking preventative and proactive measures to ensure the safety of those we serve. In Charlottetown, P.E.I., the Bedford Macdonald house is working to keep their residents safe and positive throughout the COVID-19 crisis.  “Don’t Leave the House” The Salvation Army Bedford Macdonald House is a 10-bed residential housing facility that helps  […]

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  […]

Standing Together Against Bullying – Pink Shirt Day

Posted on 26th February 2020, by Maritime
On February 26, The Salvation Army Maritime Division is taking part in Anti-Bullying Day – a national event started by two Nova Scotia students more than ten year ago when they stood up for a fellow classmate who was being bullied for the colour of his shirt.  For Captain Kim Chan, bullying is an issue  […]
Categories: 2020, Events

Kettle Success Supports Programs Across the Maritimes

Posted on 11th February 2020, by Maritime
The results are in! The Salvation Army’s iconic Christmas kettle campaign raised more than 1.8 million across Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island thanks to the generous support of our donors and volunteers.  Nationally, the campaign raised more than $23.5 million this holiday season. Salvationist Magazine shared that the Canada and Bermuda territory  […]
Categories: 2020, Events

Staying Warm and Starting Conversations on Bell Let’s Talk Day

Posted on 31st January 2020, by Maritime
Salvation Army emergency disaster services volunteers are braving the cold to provide warm meals, hot drinks and winter clothing for those who are struggling in Halifax. The Jack Frost Outreach Program takes place in downtown Halifax each Wednesday evening during the winter months. The service began more than 15 years ago and has become a  […]

The HEAT Fund is Now Available for 2020

Posted on 14th January 2020, by Maritime
For more than twenty years, the Good Neighbour Energy Fund has provided emergency home heating support to keep thousands of vulnerable Nova Scotians warm during the winter months. Now, with a new name and increased funding, the Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT) Fund will provide support for even more households in need across Nova Scotia.  […]

Nova Scotia Power brings Christmas Feast to Spryfield

Posted on 24th December 2019, by Maritime
Christmas dinner came early for about 30 community members in Spryfield, NS on December 23rd thanks to a robust team of volunteers with Nova Scotia Power (NSP) and The Salvation Army, Spryfield Family and Community Services unit. “When a team of staff from Nova Scotia Power were looking for a meaningful opportunity to serve in  […]