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Bjorn Broman, a Salvation Army Rookie Basketball alum

Salvation Army’s Rookie Basketball alum scores big (video)

The Salvation Army Rookie Basketball program has thousands of graduates over the years, but a couple of the most notable are brothers Anders and Bjorn Broman. Bjorn currently averages 50 points per game on his high school team…

January 27, 2015 | Stories

Crockpot Barbacoa

Make these recipes and you could win big on game day

Looking for a quick and easy meal to make as you prepare for the big game on Sunday? Not only will any of these dishes be a big hit, making one of these five recipes can make you a winner on game day…

January 26, 2015 | Blogs

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in action: Drunk drivers, house fires and more

Helping to keep the family of a man killed by a drunk driver from becoming homeless – one of the many ways your donation to The Salvation Army has made a difference. Read more stories like this…

January 23, 2015 | Stories

Homeless shelter beds with one person lying in bed in the background

Lack of affordable housing = challenges

The improving housing market has led to skyrocketing rents and low vacancy rates, putting added pressure on Salvation Army shelters…

January 23, 2015 | Featured

Salvation Army officer in a crowd

Addressing the ‘most’ in doing the most good

What does it mean when we say “Doing the Most Good?” Many may come to the conclusion that we are boasting about our ability to serve others, but this common misinterpretation couldn’t be further from the truth…

January 22, 2015 | Blogs

Violet Sanford at home

Woman, 87, has not forgotten the Army’s gift

Violet Sanford, 87, received a gift from The Salvation Army when she was 11 years old. Several years later, in the 1940s, she started giving back. It’s 2015 now, and she has not stopped…

January 21, 2015 | Stories


Now hiring counselors for Northwoods Camp

Northwoods Camp in Finlayson. Minn. serves as a great summer job and is now accepting counselor applications through March 1, 2015…

January 20, 2015 | Stories

Social working packing up meat from new freezer for food shelf client

Revamped Minneapolis food shelf now serves twice as many

New commercial refrigerator and freezer helps Salvation Army provide more fresh produce and meat to the community…

January 16, 2015 | Stories

Volunteers help The Salvation Army

Martin Luther King Jr. had a question, too

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once stated, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”…

January 15, 2015 | Featured

Haitian boys smile for the camera

Rebuilding Haiti: Five years after devastation

In January of 2010, a devastating 7.0 earthquake rocked Haiti, causing massive damage and loss of life to one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Five years later, The Salvation Army continues to work alongside Haitians to strengthen their communities – as we have since 1950…

January 15, 2015 | Stories

Shoe rack with many shoes

Helpful tips to rid yourself of clutter and help others

At the end of every season, clearing out the clutter from your home not only refreshes your space, but can also help others. Read through our six tips on reorganizing and keeping clutter at bay…

January 14, 2015 | Blogs

Hot chicken dinner on tray

Sometimes a meal is more than just a meal

Sometimes, a meal provided by The Salvation Army is needed by somebody who can afford their own food just as much as it is needed by somebody who cannot…

January 12, 2015 | Testimonials

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