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Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: ‘Attorney’ loves our meals

A sharp-dressed man gets food, a newly unemployed couple finds resources, a single mother discovers hope ... three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

June 19, 2017 | Stories

A camper hangs from a zipline

Whatever you do, don’t look down (video)

Another summer of fun has arrived for hundreds of young campers at The Salvation Army Northwoods Camp in Finlayson, Minn., and with it comes an opportunity for a daring adventure: a 30-foot-high ropes course...

June 15, 2017 | Stories

Team Two Guys, MOST Amazing Race

‘Amazing’ team recalls moment of triumph

Perennial MOST Amazing Race competitors Zac Bauer and Grant Dietrich of team “Two Guys” recall the time they were part of a breathtaking finish...

June 13, 2017 | Stories

Biamene Porpkokoh

Shy girl transformed in after school program

A shy little girl who was struggling to read is transformed in The Salvation Army's after school program...

June 9, 2017 | Stories

Operation Grace MN dental van Lil Flossie

Dental van provides free exams and cleanings

Do you or a loved one need dental work, but lack insurance or the money to pay for it? You're in luck, Operation Grace is coming to town....

June 8, 2017 | Stories

Kids meals summer MOMs program

Free meals for children during summer months

From June to August, The Salvation Army will provide a free, nutritious lunch to kids in parts of Minnesota and North Dakota through the Mobile Outreach Meals (MOMs) program and our normal weekday hot lunch programs...

June 8, 2017 | Stories

SMART Kids classroom

St. Cloud: Homeless kids making ‘great strides’

A Salvation Army program for kids experiencing homelessness in St. Cloud, Minn., is having a remarkable impact on the young children it serves...

June 7, 2017 | Stories

Sisters Rebecca Field and Amanda Brinkman

Do these ‘Amazing’ racers have mental telepathy?

Amanda Brinkman and Rebecca Field have an unfair advantage over other teams that compete in the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s MOST Amazing Race: The sisters can practically read each other’s mind...

June 6, 2017 | Stories

Portrait of Carlos Rocha

Man’s message spreads beyond prison walls

Carlos Rocha spent years in prison after two felony DUI convictions. All the while, he received nonstop support from The Salvation Army’s correctional services team. Today, Rocha is a force for good...

June 5, 2017 | Stories

Amanda Bednar and Sharaya Conrath are Team Struggle at The MOST Amazing Race

‘Team Struggle’ plays to their strengths

Friends since elementary school, Amanda Bednar and Sharayah Conrath spent years dreaming of competing in CBS's "The Amazing Race." So when...

May 30, 2017 | Featured

Soldier holds flag

Honoring veterans on Memorial Day

As we join the nation in honoring the soldiers who lost their lives while serving our country, The Salvation Army remains proud to support those veterans who made it home alive, but find themselves in need of help. “We see it far too often – a veteran who bravely served our country only to end up homeless,” said Julie Rivenes, volunteer and publi…

May 26, 2017 | Stories

National Donut Day | June 2, 2017

National Donut Day: Find a ‘freebie’ on Friday, June 2

Did you know The Salvation Army is often credited with popularizing the donut in America? It all started during World War I when female Salvation Army soldiers--affectionately referred to as Donut Girls--brought donuts to American GI's on the front lines in France...

May 24, 2017 | Stories

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