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Army In Action

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Tammy Tescher

Case manager reflects on first veteran served

It’s been nearly two years since Salvation Army case manager Tammy Tescher helped her first veteran secure permanent housing in Dickinson, North Dakota. She remembers it like yesterday…

September 29, 2014 | Stories

appreciated stock line graph

Tax advantages of appreciated stock

The booming stock market can provide big tax advantages for stockholders interested in donating shares…

September 25, 2014 | Featured

Captain Jim Brickson

Captain Jim Brickson: Miles from ordinary

Although Captain Jim Brickson’s interests seemingly run counter to those of traditional pastors, he’s found ways of using them to glorify God and advance the mission of The Salvation Army…

September 23, 2014 | Stories

Salvation Army bell ringers

Change in seasons calls for change in efforts and preparations

When the leaves change colors, mornings and evenings are met with an extra crisp in the air, and coats begin to come out of the closet…

September 22, 2014 | Stories

Salvation Army workers respond to Ebola crisis

Salvation Army increases response to Ebola crisis

Ebola is a health crisis ‘unparalleled in modern times’ according to the United Nations, and The Salvation Army is increasing its emergency response in the West African nation of Liberia. (See photos.)…

September 18, 2014 | Stories

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

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