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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

Kris Halverson

Retired school teacher offers fresh perspective

Since 1974, Kris Halverson has been witnessing The Salvation Army’s impact on kids and families from a distance, as an unbiased third-party…

August 13, 2014 | Stories

little boy with backpack

10 easy ways to do good

Fulfilling The Salvation Army’s mission of doing the most good only happens with the help of people who want to do good for their community. Luckily, there are many ways to do good that require only a small time commitment and are also budget-friendly…

August 12, 2014 | Stories

Salvation Army volunteer

A birthday gift worth more than any present

Every person has at least one day a year that calls for celebration. There’s typically a cake, candles, maybe a balloon or two, a nice meal, and a few presents neatly wrapped. Sounds like all the ingredients to a perfect birthday. Here’s a new thought. What if you chose to forgo the cake and party in favor of bettering your community? What if you chose, instead, to help others…

August 7, 2014 | Stories

Little boy eats giant hot dog at picnic

National Night Out brings neighbors together

National Night Out will be celebrated in neighborhoods all over the country in all sorts of ways on Tuesday night. Salvation Army Worship and Service Centers in Minnesota and North Dakota are no exception, although the Army has its own twist on the night – and day…

August 5, 2014 | Press Releases

Kids play games at Salvation Army summer day camp

Youth programs: Low price, sky-high quality

Our summer and after-school youth programs across Minn. and N.D. all have one important thing in common…

August 4, 2014 | Featured

Youth with new backpack from Salvation Army

Service centers ready to help as back-to-school nears

First grade, third grade, and fifth grade – the cost of having three girls in elementary school can add up quicker than the passing of a summer break in Brainerd. When you start to factor in the cost of backpacks and school supplies…

July 31, 2014 | Blogs

Major Jerry is the new leader of The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center

New ‘vision’ at rehabilitation center

Majors Jerry and Vangie O’Neil are in uncharted waters, but they wouldn’t have it any other way…

July 31, 2014 | Featured

Race champs Tom Puzak and Eric Kelly

Race winners owe victory to a sunfish

It seems the winners of this year’s MOST Amazing Race owe their victory to a hungry Lake Nokomis sunfish…

July 28, 2014 | Featured

Tom Puzak and Eric Kelly, winners of the 2014 MOST Amazing Race, are presented with a cash prize from CenterPoint Energy

Team ‘Sophisticuffs’ wins MOST Amazing Race

And the winners of the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s 2014 MOST Amazing Race are…

July 26, 2014 | Press Releases

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