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General Andre Cox

Global Salvation Army leader visits Minnesota

General André Cox’s most poignant statement about The Salvation Army’s commitment to faith in action came when he told a group of new church members: “You’re joining the Army now. There are no comfortable seats.” …

September 15, 2014 | Stories

Delores Fitzgerald has led a group to sew 4,000 quilts for people served by The Salvation Army

Sewing circle donates 4,000th quilt

Quilters in Woodbury, Minn., have sewn a milestone 4,000 quilts for people served by The Salvation Army…

September 10, 2014 | Featured

Pamela Hoover speaks with guest at Adult Day Center

Former volunteer leaves fast-paced career to make every day count

For 27 years, Pamela Hoover did what most of us do every day. She drove to the office, she completed her work and she returned home. And life was good. Later that year, however…

September 8, 2014 | Stories

Salvation Army officer hands out brand new back packs

Backpack and school supply distributions bring smiles

As parents take “first day of school” snapshots of their kids, The Salvation Army Northern Division is appreciative for all the donors who helped to provide thousands of backpacks this year. In the St. Cloud area alone, more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed and helped hundreds of families…

September 4, 2014 | Stories

William and Catherine Booth, Salvation Army Founders, preaching on the streets on London

Work is a blessing not reserved for the rich

Labor Day is an appropriate time to recall the historic keystones of Salvation Army ministry, which were founded on the idea that work is accompanied by an identifiable spiritual element…

August 29, 2014 | Stories

2014 Pearl Linden Scholarship Award Winners

A 40-year-old donation keeps on giving

The story is almost common in The Salvation Army – people who live quiet and conservative lives leaving behind million dollar gifts after passing. So it was with St. Paul native…

August 28, 2014 | Stories

Jim Paige, a graduate of the Adult Rehabilitation program in Minneapolis

Army helps former attorney find hope

Jim Paige had it all but lost everything when his drinking got out of control. Now, he’s back on track…

August 28, 2014 | Featured

Brittany Tornow

School supplies a godsend to mother with cancer

Normally, Brittany Tornow wouldn’t have had the strength to drive to The Salvation Army in Virginia, Minnesota. “You caught me on a good day today – usually I’m in bed,” the Eveleth resident explained, while waiting in line to pick up new school supplies for her two kids, ages 6 and 7…

August 25, 2014 | Stories

Man holding parking sign

Do the most good when parking at Minnesota State Fair

It’s called the “Great Minnesota Get Together” and for good reason, but there are definitely some things that can be not so great, more specifically – parking…

August 22, 2014 | Stories

Captain Jesus Trejo leads the Minneapolis E. Lake St. Salvation Army

Jesus Trejo: From single father to thriving officer

“My life was a mess, but I was all that my children had,” recalled Captain Jesus Trejo, who now leads the E. Lake Street Salvation Army in South Minneapolis.

August 19, 2014 | Testimonials

Ken Wolfgram

Fairmont volunteer honored with 10,000 pound send-off

The Salvation Army and Hy-Vee grocery in Fairmont, Minnesota, are holding a special food drive to salute a very special volunteer…

August 18, 2014 | Stories

Captain Jim Brickson

Bullseye: Albert Lea archery program hits the mark

Nearly 100 kids have learned more about Christ through an eight-week program that fuses archery with Bible studies…

August 14, 2014 | Stories

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