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Volunteers who supported Syrian refugees reconnecting to help Afghan newcomers

“…Volunteers who helped Syrian refugees settle in Canada six years ago are coming together once more to help Afghans who’ve recently arrived in the country.

Their efforts – which range from securing weather-appropriate clothing to helping the newcomers access medical services – are expected to ramp up as the federal government delivers on its commitment to settle 40,000 Afghan refugees….”


Date of Article: October 14, 2021
Source: HalifaxToday.ca
Website: https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/national-news/volunteers-who-supported-syrian-refugees-reconnecting-to-help-afghan-newcomers-4512895

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission holds annual Thanksgiving meal

“…A rescue mission in Halifax — launched by a husband and wife team more than a decade ago – doesn’t miss an opportunity to feed people in need of a holiday meal throughout the year. And Thanksgiving is no different….”


Date of Article: October 11, 2021
Source: Global News
Website: https://globalnews.ca/video/8258559/souls-harbour-rescue-mission-holds-annual-thanksgiving-meal

‘A sign of life’: volunteers plant 13,000 daffodils in Dartmouth, N.S. garden for cancer survivors

“…A place of reflection along the Dartmouth waterfront will be a sea of yellow next spring.

Volunteers planted 13,000 daffodil bulbs along the Dartmouth waterfront on Saturday, each representing someone who has been touched by cancer….”


Date of Article: October 9, 2021
Source: CTVNews
Website: https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/a-sign-of-life-volunteers-plant-13-000-daffodils-in-dartmouth-garden-for-cancer-survivors-1.5617886

1,300 Riders raise more than $1.6 million net at record-breaking RIDE FOR CANCER

“…HALIFAX, NS, Oct. 2, 2021 /CNW/ – Today a community of over 1,300 riders, numerous sponsors, and generous supporters raised more than $1.6 million net for cancer care at the QEII Health Sciences Centre – and that number is still growing.

Ride for Cancer powered by BMO Bank of Montreal is Atlantic Canada’s largest fundraising cycling event and is hosted by the QEII Foundation….”


Date of Article: October 2, 2021
Source: Cision
Website: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/1-300-riders-raise-more-than-1-6-million-net-at-record-breaking-ride-for-cancer-807865659.html

Halifax food bank needs a new delivery truck to keep up with rising demand

“…A Halifax food bank says it needs to raise enough money for a new delivery truck by December, or hundreds of people might go without the food they need.

Parker Street Food and Furniture Bank on Maynard Street is asking the community to pitch in $160,000 for a new refrigerated delivery truck….”

Author: Feleshia Chandler
Date of Article: September 29, 2021
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/halifax-food-bank-needs-a-new-delivery-truck-to-keep-up-with-rising-demand-1.6192132

Lawrencetown resident rewarded for years of Cuddles and Comfort

“…Karen MacRoberts has been making an incredible contribution to the community — one stitch at a time.

As head of the Lawrencetown Sew-ciety Quilt Guild’s Cuddles and Comfort program, the long-time seamstress has helped to craft hundreds of quilts to give out to non-profit charities, organizations or pretty much anyone who could use a little warmth in their life….”

Author: Steve Gow
Date of Article: September 28, 2021
Source: HalifaxToday.ca
Website: https://www.halifaxtoday.ca/rooted/lawrencetown-resident-rewarded-for-years-of-cuddles-and-comfort-4460603

‘Go big or go home’: Volunteers needed to put together 300,000 COVID testing kits

“…With Nova Scotia in the midst of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers are needed to help assemble 300,000 take-home COVID-19 testing kits over the coming weeks to deal with an expected increase in testing needs.

“Go big or go home,” said Dr. Lisa Barrett, a clinician scientist and infectious disease doctor at Dalhousie University….”

Author: Richard Woodbury
Date of Article: September 27, 2021
Source: CBC News
Website: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/covid-19-nova-scotia-take-home-testing-kits-volunteers-needed-1.6190201

Volunteer group steps back from Halifax tent encampment site to allow for ‘resident-run system’

“…A 24-hour volunteer “vigil” at a Halifax encampment for unhoused people is ending, after the group says it received assurances from the city that there will be no more evictions….”

Author: Rebecca Lau
Date of Article: September 26, 2021
Source: Global News
Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/8222258/meagher-park-volunteers-unhoused-encampment/

Halifax finds accommodations for 7 unhoused people, but volunteers question longevity

“…HRM says it has found “alternative, safe, temporary accommodations” for seven unhoused people living in Meagher Park — also known as People’s Park — but the volunteers who work with them say they’ve been left out of the decision.

The city did not say where they were placed, but Global News has learned they’re staying at the Gerald B. Gray Memorial Arena in Dartmouth. Security officers did not allow Global to enter the arena and speak with the people living there….”

Author: Alex Cooke
Date of Article: September 21, 2021
Source: Global News
Website: https://globalnews.ca/news/8208573/halifax-limited-accommodations-unhoused-people/

Community generosity inspires People’s Park volunteers

“…He arrived at the Halifax West End park on foot Sunday morning carrying an armful of donations: bags of ice, a flat of pop and a few litres of Tim Horton’s coffee.

“They need it more than I do, ” said the downtown Halifax resident….”

Author: Andrew Rankin
Date of Article: September 19, 2021
Source: SaltWire Network
Website: https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/community-generosity-inspires-peoples-park-volunteers-100636007/