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Tyler and Nara pictured outside the Willmar Salvation Army

Nomadic family stays put, begins to thrive

In early 2016, Tyler and Nara (pictured) arrived at The Salvation Army in Willmar, Minn., at their breaking point. “Nara told me it was their last hope,” said Captain Linda Faye Jones...

March 21, 2017 | Stories

Bible illustration

Prayer written in e-News story plays out in real life

A day after we sent our e-News subscribers a story titled "Prayer Topic: The Hungry," a reader emailed us this curious note: "I thought you may be encouraged to hear how the Lord used an email you sent to me. Please call me at your convenience..."

March 16, 2017 | Stories

Tom Giroux portrait

Heartwarming deed helps couple avoid financial ruin

Just when Tom and Shirley Giroux thought their financial freefall was over, their furnace conked out. Thankfully, The Salvation Army's HeatShare program was able to offer relief...

March 15, 2017 | Stories


Donations in Action: ‘Broken’ woman finds hope

A 'repeatedly broken' woman receives hope, a veteran's spirit is resurrected, a couple doesn't have to fight cancer in the dark ... four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

March 13, 2017 | Stories

Anders and Bjorn Broman | Duluth Rookie Basketball

Broman brothers headed to the ‘Big Dance’

Anders and Bjorn Broman scored their first basketball buckets as little tykes playing for The Salvation Army’s Rookie Basketball Association. Their most recent baskets, however, helped propel their college team, the Winthrop Eagles into the NCAA basketball tournament...

March 8, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army family store

You asked, we answered: Why our stores can’t accept all donations

There are valid reasons why Salvation Army Stores cannot accept everything you so graciously donate...

March 8, 2017 | Stories

Apartment building

Housing program saves dollars, dignity

Taxpayers pay about $40,000 for every person who lives on the streets for one year. This innovative program can help...

March 6, 2017 | Stories

Hand reaching for fresh produce at food distribution

Watch this video to give a meal

Did you know that The Salvation Army can stretch your dollar to purchase three times as many meals as you can get at a grocery store? Watch the video below to see what that looks like in terms of actual groceries. Every view of the video during March provides a meal to a neighbor in need...

March 2, 2017 | Stories

Young boy reads book

Mission: Literacy program makes reading fun for students

Schools around the nation are celebrating today, March 2, as Dr. Seuss's birthday, more commonly known as Read Across America Day. Students participating in the St. Paul Payne Ave. Salvation Army after-school program chose to celebrate by reading a Dr. Seuss classic, "Green Eggs and Ham." These students have been working on their reading skills through the Mission: Literacy curriculum since we began offering it...

March 2, 2017 | Stories

Cliff Robinson portrait

First time ever: Single father has home, job

Clifton Robinson is 36 years old. For the first time in his life, he has a full-time job and his own apartment. “I am happy now,” said Robinson, a proud resident of Austin, Minn...

February 27, 2017 | Stories

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

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