A father’s legacy

Posted on 5th September 2018, by Maritime
A photo of a woman and an old photo of her father
When it came to making a will, Jane Redding had no doubt she would include The Salvation Army. “My father was a recipient of The Salvation Army’s charity a long time ago,” says Jane. “I know of no cause more deserving.” In 1930, 16-year-old John Redding left his home in Yarmouth, N.S., for Halifax. He  […]

Helping others by offering warmth

Posted on 16th August 2018, by Maritime
A group of people hold up a blanket
Every year, a group of women attend Scotian Glen Camp for a women’s retreat to reconnect with nature, and connect with others in their community. Hosted by The Salvation Army Women’s Ministry, the theme of the retreat was Carry the Light of Justice and Mercy. The retreat sought to highlight the many injustices faced by women  […]

National Donut Day honours our veterans

Posted on 7th June 2018, by Maritime
A worker on the Community Resource Unit serves donuts to clients at the Centre of Hope in Halifax
What do a small round piece of fried dough and one of Canada’s oldest charities have in common? You may be surprised to learn that there is actually a rich history between the tasty donut treats and The Salvation Army – so much so, National Donut Day was created in 1938. Salvation Army Donut Lassies,  […]
Darby allen stands on stage speaking
Fire Chief Darby Allen gave an inspiring keynote address this morning at the seventh annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast. The event drew over 300 business people to the Westin Halifax, for a morning of networking, entertainment and education about the work The Salvation Army is doing in Halifax. In spring 2016, Darby spearheaded  […]
child and his mother talking to another woman
The H2O (Help to Others) Water Fund is undergoing some exciting changes this year, as increased income thresholds will allow more people to receive help.   The program, which assists with the cost of residential and waste water, will also be increasing the amount of assistance each household can receive in a 24 month period. “Since  […]

Helping people find their way

Posted on 15th February 2018, by Maritime
Male employee stands in front of Salvation Army building
Charlie is the first friendly face most people see as they enter the doors of the Centre of Hope in Halifax to seek help. Working with The Salvation Army for 14 years, Charlie has provided support to hundreds of individuals searching for food, shelter and simply for someone to lean on. Seeking The Salvation Army  […]
Photo of a fire chief posed in front of a fire truck.
Fire Chief Darby Allen will serve as keynote speaker for the seventh annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast, presented by Nova Scotia Power. The Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast is an annual fundraiser, bringing together 400 business and community leaders in support of the programs and services of The Salvation Army. This event  […]
For over 20 years, the Home Energy Assistance Top-up (HEAT) Fund, formerly the Good Neighbour Energy Fund (GNEF), has been helping Nova Scotians with emergency home heating. Thanks to an on-going partnership with Nova Scotia Power and the Government of Nova Scotia, The Salvation Army has been able to provide heating support to those experiencing  […]