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Vikings families serve Thanksgiving Harbor Light

Vikings run wishbone formation at Harbor Light

The Minnesota Vikings today ran a new version of the wishbone formation at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis. But instead of a football play, this wishbone involved a Thanksgiving turkey.

November 27, 2014 | Stories

Salvation Army volunteer bell ringer

10 tips to bell ringing success

It’s that time of year again and we are in need of bell ringers – a lot of them! We created a list of 10 things you can do to be a bell ringing success…

November 25, 2014 | Blogs

Fargo Thanksgiving dinner

Hot turkey dinners for all

The Salvation Army is helping families gear up for turkey day by giving away turkeys and all the fixings to hundreds of families in need this week. The next item on our Thanksgiving agenda is just as tasty: hot turkey dinners for all…

November 24, 2014 | Stories

Volunteer bell ringer at kettle and donor dropping in money

Twin Cities metro red kettle donations down

With just 38 days left in the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s Christmas Campaign, we need your help. Donations to red kettles, which are crucial to The Salvation Army’s fundraising, are down significantly this year…

November 24, 2014 | Press Releases

A laptop with onlineredkettle.org on the screen

5 reasons to ring a virtual bell

The season of giving is here – and it’s always better to give than to receive. This year, try giving back to those in need by creating your own Online Red Kettle and becoming a virtual bell ringer for The Salvation Army…

November 20, 2014 | Blogs

Salvation Army band adult rehabilitation center

Band of brothers: Recovery group sings God’s praises

The eight members of The Salvation Army “Recovery Crew” rock band are vastly different men with three awesome things in common: God, music and sobriety…

November 18, 2014 | Stories

Mike Maghan bell ringer Duluth

Duluth bell ringer raises $10,000 singlehandedly

Since 2006, Mike Maghan has rang more than 1,400 hours and raised nearly $70,000 for the Duluth Salvation Army, collecting at least $10,000 in each of the past four years…

November 14, 2014 | Blogs

Salvation Army multicultural programs serve people from around the world

Cultural programs teach greatest commandment

The Salvation Army Northern Division operates multicultural programs that nourish the minds, bodies and souls of people from all across the world…

November 12, 2014 | Stories

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Vets program in St. Cloud ‘saved my life’

Incredibly, Cecil Wooten started drinking at just 9 years old. “I was sneaking into the liquor cabinet,” said Wooten, 60, who grew up in Indiana. “I missed my mother.”…

November 10, 2014 | Stories

New Twins GM Paul Molitor is chair of the Twin Cities Salvation Army 2014 Christmas Campaign

New Twins manager Molitor tapped as Christmas Chair

The Twin Cities Salvation Army is proud to announce Paul Molitor as honorary chair of the 2014 Christmas Campaign…

November 8, 2014 | Stories

The Salvation Army is privileged to serve thousands of veterans in Minnesota and North Dakota

Serving veterans a privilege and priority in MN, ND

With Veteran’s Day approaching this Tuesday, now is a good time to remind Salvation Army supporters that their donations fund critical programs that serve men and women in uniform.
Indeed, The Salvation Army makes serving veterans a priority. We operate a myriad of veteran-specific programs that provide hope and healing to hundreds across Minnesota a…

November 7, 2014 | Stories

Thousands of Christmas volunteers are needed now through Christmas Eve

Thousands of holiday volunteers needed

Most say the Christmas season starts after Thanksgiving, but for us it’s already started, and we have thousands of open volunteer shifts to prove it…

November 3, 2014 | Featured

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