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Willie Kamletz of Jamestown

Jamestown man, 92, rings 100 hours … and counting

Willie Kamletz of Jamestown, N.D. has been a faithful Salvation Army bell ringer for a quarter century. But that’s only half the story…

December 16, 2014 | Stories

bestselling author Harvey Mackay

Famed author says Santa has keys to business success

Santa is a genius in marketing and public relations. He brings merriment to the holiday season, but he also teaches us many valuable lessons…

December 15, 2014 | Blogs

Teen using iPhone for good

Parents: Get your teen to use tech for good

So, you’re a parent who’s looking for a way for the whole family to give back to the community this Christmas. Luckily, we have the perfect idea for engaging your teenager to do good…

December 15, 2014 | Blogs

Irene Haugen makes donuts and donates the proceeds

Valley City woman, 90, fries up sweet dough-nations

The only thing sweeter than 90-year-old Irene Haugen is the delicious donuts she makes to help fund Salvation Army programs in Valley City, N.D…

December 12, 2014 | Stories

Kids Day at the Kettle - Thrivent matching all coins

All coin donations to Twin Cities kettles doubled Saturday

Did you know that the average Twin Cities household has $90 in loose change lying around? On Saturday, Dec. 13, you can put those coins to great use…

December 12, 2014 | Press Releases

Janitor writes beautiful letter

40 years later: A beautiful letter

Last month we received a beautiful letter from a man who said The Salvation Army changed his life more than 40 years ago…

December 11, 2014 | Featured

Kandice Moats volunteers for The Salvation Army

Volunteer keeps going, and going, and going…

Almost every weekday since Nov. 3, Kandice Moats has been coming to Salvation Army headquarters in Roseville for several hours to sort toys, answer phones, enter data, and more…

December 9, 2014 | Stories

Child puts money in kettle manned by an astronaut

5 awesome acts that happened at kettles last week

Have you heard? Our kettles across Minnesota and North Dakota have been host to stellar bell ringers and have received generous gifts in unique ways. Here’s what you may have missed…

December 8, 2014 | Blogs

Gold coins found in kettles in Fargo

Two days, two gold coins found in Fargo kettles

It’s the talk at the kettle stand for bell ringers in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Two gold coins were dropped into red kettles on two days in that community…

December 5, 2014 | Stories

Salvation Army kettle history

History of Salvation Army red kettles

Ever wondered how the red kettle tradition started? Wonder no more…

December 4, 2014 | Featured

iphone 6s with the online red kettle site loaded on the screen

Seven creative ways to fundraise for your Online Red Kettle

Bypass the same-old ways of raising money and do something unique. Be a fundraising superstar this year and have a little fun while raising money for those in need…

December 3, 2014 | Blogs

Realtor Ring Day, real estate agent bell ringing for The Salvation Army

National REALTOR® Ring Day started in the North

The Salvation Army’s REALTOR® Ring Day started in North Dakota. Now in its fifth year, it involves 26 states and more than 7,500 locations…

December 2, 2014 | Stories

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