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Vets experiencing homelessness find shelter at Centre of Hope

Posted on 20th September 2017, by Maritime
Vets experiencing homelessness find shelter at Centre of Hope
In an effort to address the issue of homelessness among veterans, The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Halifax has partnered with Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) to provide a transitional housing solution. The Centre of Hope has dedicated two short-term accessible housing units for veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces or RCMP  […]
MOLLY MAID’s Christmas in July Collects Over 900 Pounds of Food
Each summer, The Salvation Army partners with MOLLY MAID for Christmas in July combatting food shortages in communities across the country. When Food Bank donations are typically at their slowest, MOLLY MAID’s three separate food deliveries to the Centre of Hope in Halifax weighing a total of 914 pounds making up 116 bags were very  […]

10 years of Open Arms

Posted on 27th July 2017, by Maritime
10 years of Open Arms
For ten years, The Salvation Army’s Open Arms Centre has been providing community and family services to the neighbourhood of Uniacke Square. Since the establishment of the neighbourhood in the 1960s, Uniacke Square has been faced with a number of systemic barriers and a lack of available social services. Despite these challenges, the resiliency of the community  […]

Thrift Store raises over $25,000 to send more kids to camp

Posted on 20th July 2017, by Maritime
Thrift Store raises over $25,000 to send more kids to camp
The lives of many more children from across the Maritimes will be enriched by the generosity of local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Representatives from the National Recycling Operations (NRO) recently presented a cheque for over $25,000 to The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp Director.  […]

Summerside food drive thrives

Posted on 10th July 2017, by Maritime
Summerside food drive thrives
Twice in one year, the Summerside Corps hosted a community food drive in partnership with Canada Post. Last fall, the event was so successful that another food drive was planned for the spring. Over 16,000 flyers were distributed via Canada Post to inform the community about the event. On June 2, 1200 pounds of food  […]
Paralympian and sailing world champion, Paul Tingley, took the stage at the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast. The event brought together over 300 of Halifax’s community and business leaders to the Westin Nova Scotian in support of the programs and services offered by The Salvation Army. Sailing since he was ten years  […]

Cooking Together in Style and on a Budget

Posted on 18th May 2017, by Maritime
The sweet aroma of food being prepared at Dartmouth’s Community and Family Services through the Cook with a Budget program can be experienced year round on the third Wednesday of each month. Linda Santoloce was inspired by a friend to approach The Salvation Army to start this program. Linda says, “Food is my background; I  […]