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Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Veteran thrives, a hungry baby is fed

A hungry baby is fed, a reluctant man receives food and shelter, a woman gets tires for the car she'd been living in ... three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

February 24, 2017 | Stories

Portrait of Tom and Linda McGraw

Donor’s life is like a country music song

Tom McGraw’s life story has all the makings of a country music song. "I know about having nothing," admitted McGraw, a long-time supporter...

February 21, 2017 | Featured

Prison bars

Post-prison outreach program quadruples in size

The Salvation Army is helping to reduce criminal recidivism in Minnesota through a new post-prison outreach program called the Volunteer Aftercare Support Team, or VAST. In the past year, the program has quadrupled in size...

February 15, 2017 | Stories

Hand putting money in a red kettle

Christmas 2016: How much did your city raise?

Salvation Army locations in Greater Minnesota and North Dakota fell about $200,000 short of their overall goal of $9.1 million for the 2016 Christmas season, although many communities did manage to surpass their individual fundraising goals. See how your own community did...

February 7, 2017 | Press Releases

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Goodbye, cardboard shelter

A woman no longer has to sleep in a cardboard shelter, an impoverished girl gets a swimsuit, a man’s dignity is restored ... three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

February 7, 2017 | Stories

Laqueelor (Max) Young

Man seeks rent assistance, finds advocate, fresh start

Max Young came to The Salvation Army in desperate need of rental assistance, he left with an advocate who helped him make a fresh start...

February 6, 2017 | Stories

Bruce Lenzen chops veggies

Cook calls serving meals in St. Cloud ‘eye-opening’

Bruce Lenzen was in his late 50s and had gone his entire life without volunteering. Everything changed five years ago, the day he walked inside The Salvation Army in St. Cloud, Minn...

January 31, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Newborns, eviction notices and more

A homeless couple with a newborn baby gets housing, a woman avoids evection, families learn to eat healthy ... three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

January 26, 2017 | Stories

One happy bell ringer

2016 Christmas Review newsletter

Welcome to our Christmas Review online newsletter, which provides exciting news and highlights from The Salvation Army’s 2016 Christmas Campaign in the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, and North Dakota. Scroll down to discover fundraising totals, stats, and inspirational stories about our donors, volunteers, and the people we served throughout th…

January 26, 2017 | Press Releases

Sheila German, store volunteer

Volunteer spotlight: Behind-the-scenes, but not forgotten

Sheila German has been volunteering at the Salvation Army Store in Grand Rapids, Minn., for two decades. Three days a week, she comes in for five hours to sort donations of shoes, jewelry, and winter wear...

January 24, 2017 | Stories

Dancing bell ringers

Putting the ‘fun’ in Christmas fundraising

Here are just a few examples of how our supporters helped put the “fun” in fundraising during the 2016 Christmas season...

January 13, 2017 | Stories

Vikings players at Harbor Light

Vikings spread holiday cheer at Harbor Light

Several Minnesota Vikings players, cheerleaders and Viktor the Viking are hosting a holiday meet and greet for residents at The Harbor Light Center...

December 28, 2016 | Stories

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