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St. Cloud Salvation Army

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

Young girl grinning ear-to-ear

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

Street drawing of William Booth preaching

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

Strawberry Field Gate and Sign

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

Prison bars

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

kids holding hands

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

Salvation Army bell ringers

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Kettles and bells

You see them outside storefronts from Thanksgiving until Christmas, wearing thick coats, boots, hats, and mittens. They stand next to red kettles, shivering and smiling, shaking a handbell in the air. They are Salvation Army bell ringers, and they are some of our most prized volunteers...

April 21, 2017 | Blogs

Volunteer serving a meal at The Salvation Army

How volunteering can save you money on next year’s taxes

Most people know that making a financial donation to a qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit can earn you a tax deduction. But did you know that volunteering with one may qualify you for tax deductions as well...

April 13, 2017 | Blogs

What do baseball and Easter have in common?

Devotional: What do baseball and Easter have in common?

The stories of the Chicago Cubs' recent World Series journey and that of Jesus Christ's life, death and resurrection are both about long-awaited and long-fought victories...

April 4, 2017 | Blogs

Jim Daly, disaster volunteer

Q&A: 17-year disaster volunteer opens up

Jim Daly has served at countless floods, fires, and other disasters across Minn. and N.D., and even traveled the country to serve after tragedies like 9/11.

March 20, 2017 | Blogs

"I said a prayer" (tattered prayer book)

Devotional: Here’s the proof God keeps His promises

Learn why we can trust God to respond to promises declared in the Bible, as well as our own petitions, and get a practical tip you can use to grow your own trust in Him...

March 16, 2017 | Blogs

Salvation Army free prayer sign

Story comes full circle, under incredible circumstances

The woman looked exhausted, frail, and thin. I wanted to pray with her, but I was too timid to ask...

March 14, 2017 | Blogs

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