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Garders are encouraged to Grow a Row for Salvation Army food shelves

Grow a row: Harvesting has begun

The first harvest has arrived for gardeners who are donating a portion to Salvation Army food shelves…

July 21, 2014 | Featured

Salvation Army volunteers

Five reasons you should consider volunteering

How do you spend your time? In one year, we each have 8,760 hours to utilize. With work, classes, and family time, schedules can easily fill up, but devoting a little time to volunteering yields a whole lot of benefits, especially for those who want to different explore career options…

July 21, 2014 | Blogs

Booth Brown House program director Nicole Mills

100-year first: St. Paul youth shelter now led by ‘civilian’

For the first time in 100 years, The Salvation Army’s youth housing facility in St. Paul, Booth Brown House, is being led by someone other than a Salvation Army officer…

July 16, 2014 | Stories

School supplies

Back-to-school collection to benefit local kids

Local Shopko stores will collect school supplies as part of the “Tools for School” program beginning Sat., July 12 for families served by The Salvation Army…

July 11, 2014 | Press Releases

colorful painting with Live. Love. Laugh

Art program enriches community

God wants all his children to live a life overflowing with love and laughter. The Adult Day Center gives just that…

July 11, 2014 | Blogs

Lee Isensee

Valley City shows how Service Extension is done

The Salvation Army’s Service Extension Unit in Valley City, North Dakota, has been on a fundraising tear, using the extra money it’s raised to fund programs that are serving more than a tenth of the entire city…

July 8, 2014 | Stories

Sandbags holding water from reaching home in northern Minnesota

Video: Sandbagging, flood relief efforts across Minnesota

When natural disasters like floods strike, The Salvation Army provides critical services to response teams and supports survivors long-term as they rebuild their lives. Often that begins with hot meals and refreshments served from one of our mobile kitchens. It continues for days, months and sometimes even years until communities are restored…

July 2, 2014 | Stories

Your gift to provide food will be matched in July

Match: Donations double during July to help even more people

Salvation Army food shelves in Minnesota and North Dakota will have a chance to turn around the summer slump in food donations through a matching grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless. Any financial gift given to our food shelves during July will be proportionally matched, up to $5,000…

July 1, 2014 | Press Releases

Ma Lee Xiong

Hmong youth program helps bridge spiritual gap

The Salvation Army’s Hmong Outreach Program in St. Paul helps Ma Lee Xiong and other youth experience God during tough circumstances…

June 26, 2014 | Stories

Salvation Army chaplains visit several prisons every week

Where victories outweigh defeats

Our prison ministry serves inmates at 14 state and federal prisons. It’s challenging work, but very rewarding…

June 24, 2014 | Featured

Hand turning up a thermostat

Aftermath: Winter propane crisis extends to summer

It may be summer, but some northern Minnesota families are still feeling financial heat from last winter’s propane crisis. They’re behind on their bills because they spent everything heating their homes during one of the coldest winters on record…

June 19, 2014 | Stories

Team Mojo Monkey

Amazing racer wins five titles across U.S.

Tom Puzak has competed in six Salvation Army MOST Amazing Races across the nation, winning all but one…

June 19, 2014 | Featured

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