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Post-prison ministry offers support, community

The Salvation Army's post-prison ministry offers support and community to men and women who are determined to rebuild their lives. Here's one staff member's take on why it's working...

August 15, 2017 | Blogs

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Three tips for a safe summer

Summer is in full swing! With the right preparation, you can enjoy the best activities of summer safely. Here are our top three tips...

July 26, 2017 | Blogs

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You can never be too far from God

Maybe you’re reading this and thinking: “I am too far away from God. He could never forgive me.” Boy, do we have news for you...

July 18, 2017 | Blogs

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Four ways your donation contributes to simpler living

You may not have realized that by making a donation, you are helping others lead simpler lives...

July 10, 2017 | Blogs

From the shackles of sin to the heart of prison ministry

Rick Marasco was driving through town one day, and this time when he saw people on the corner with their cardboard box signs, he prayed, “God, what do you want me to do?” “My son, give to The Salvation Army,” was the response he heard...

July 7, 2017 | Blogs

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What’s with The Salvation Army uniform?

Every officer and soldier of The Salvation Army is given a uniform. If you haven’t seen the uniform, it’s very simple. I like to refer to my uniform as my "super suit." That's partly because on every uniform you will find two “S" symbols on the shoulder area of the blazer...

July 6, 2017 | Blogs

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Blog: Single mother and kids ‘hit rock bottom’

"My kids and I spent years living paycheck to paycheck, catastrophe to catastrophe. Eventually, I didn’t have a safe place for my kids to sleep anymore, and we were homeless..."

June 20, 2017 | Blogs

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Prayer topic: Youth who are hurting

The best part about a young child’s smile is that it’s never manufactured. At the very moment their lips curl upward into a wide grin, you know they are experiencing joy in its purest form...

June 15, 2017 | Blogs

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Founder’s 150-year-old sermons still resonate

It is estimated that Salvation Army founder, William Booth, traveled 5 million miles and preached 60,000 sermons in his lifetime. Two common themes of Booth’s preaching were urgency for saving souls, and the undeniable connection between faith and works. It’s no wonder these became foundational values of The Salvation Army...

May 18, 2017 | Blogs

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Eight fun facts you didn’t know about The Salvation Army

There's a lot more to The Salvation Army than meets the eye. We put together a few unique fun facts about our history including our connect to the Beatles to NFL stars and everything in between...

May 12, 2017 | Blogs

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Blog: For ex-prisoners, revolving door ends here

Without a job and a home, thousands of ex-offenders land right back in Minnesota jails and prisons. That Salvation Army is trying to reverse the trend...

May 1, 2017 | Blogs

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Six tips for inspiring kids to help others

Parents often ask us how to teach their children the importance of helping others. It’s easier than you think...

April 28, 2017 | Blogs

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