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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, not to mention new clothes and shoes, the average family spends nearly $700 to prepare for school, according to the National Retail Federation. Fortunately, there is help…

July 31, 2014 | Blogs

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

New ‘vision’ and ‘direction’ at rehabilitation center

Majors Jerry and Vangie O’Neil have been tapped to lead The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center in Minneapolis. Although they’re in uncharted waters, they wouldn’t have it any other way…

July 31, 2014 | Stories

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

Woman playing cards at The Salvation Army Adult Day Center in Rochester, Minn.

Enhanced quality of life at the Adult Day Program in Rochester

Walking into the Caring Partners Adult Day Program building, you never know what you will find. As a supportive program providing specialized care throughout the day, they host a variety of activities to make each visit a fun experience…

July 24, 2014 | Stories

Your gift to provide food will be matched in July

It’s not too late for your food shelf donation to be matched in July

It’s not too late for your cash donation to make a greater difference than normal this July, thanks to a matching grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless. Any financial gift given to one of our 19 participating food shelf locations across Minnesota and North Dakota during July will be proportionally matched, up to $5,000…

July 23, 2014 | Stories

Joyce Gross is helping at The Salvation Army store in Williston

Voluntourism: Virginia woman helps in Williston

Joyce Gross and her husband are retirees who spend six months of every year volunteering around the country. This summer, Joyce has chosen to serve at the Salvation Army Store in Williston…

July 22, 2014 | Stories

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

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