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Apr13TueNew program will help 8,000 households with home heating and electrical bills. April 13, 2021 by Angela Rafuse
(above) Kelly Regan, Nova Scotia minister of community services, and Mjr Vaden Vincent, executive director, Halifax Centre of Hope, discuss the new COVID relief fund
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In partnership with the Government of Nova Scotia, The Salvation Army has established a new program to help low-income Nova Scotians who have been financially impacted by COVID-19 to catch up on their home heating and electrical bills.
The Nova Scotia COVID Relief (NSCR) Fund is valued at $3.5 million and will provide one-time, on-bill credits of $400 to more than 8,000 households. Funding was provided by the provincial government from the Federal Safe Restart Program.
“This funding, through the COVID Relief Fund, will assist thousands of individuals and families,” says Major Wade Budgell, divisional commander, Maritime Division. “It will ultimately help Nova Scotians get back on their feet.”
The Salvation Army encourages all low-income Nova Scotians who have been financially impacted by the pandemic to apply. Those who have received assistance from The Salvation Army’s HEAT Fund are also eligible for the NSCR Fund. Visit salvationarmy.ca/maritime/covidrelief/ to learn more and apply for the program.