Vikings spread holiday cheer at Harbor Light
Roseville, Minn. – The Minnesota Vikings helped make the holidays bright for people who live at The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis.
On Dec. 27, Vikings players Adam Thielen, T.J. Clemmings, Cedric Thompson and Zach Line visited Harbor Light to celebrate the season, sign autographs, and raffle off Vikings merchandise. (View photos.)
The players were joined by Viktor the Viking, cheerleaders, and several Vikings alumni.
“We are so excited to have the Minnesota Vikings at the Harbor Light Center,” said Captain Katherine Clausell, leader of Harbor Light. “This can be a tough time of year for people who are separated from their families, and this event will help bring joy to our residents.”
The Harbor Light Center is located at 1010 Currie Ave. in Minneapolis. It is the largest homeless facility in Minnesota, housing over 400 people each night.
The Twin Cities Salvation Army has raised $8.2 million towards its $11.6 million Christmas goal. Donations are about $1 million behind where they were at this time in 2015.
About The Salvation Army
Since 1886 the Twin Cities Salvation Army has been a safety net for thousands of people, providing food, housing, financial assistance and more, without discrimination. Each year we serve 187,000 people in the metro area, providing 1,300 hot meals daily and sheltering nearly 900 every night. The Salvation Army relies on 20,500 volunteers who give 160,000 hours of service annually. Please join The Salvation Army by volunteering or making a donation to support your local community.