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John Larson, retired firefighter, rings a bell

Buck the Boot: $20 bills matched with $100 in Mpls

Minneapolis firefighters will be bell ringing along Nicollet Mall for Buck the Boot on Friday, Dec. 15. Every $20 donation will be matched with $100, up to $10,000...

December 14, 2017 | Press Releases

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Single mother vs. Hurricane Irma

A single mother named Joan recently left Minnesota to live in Florida but had to come right back in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma...

December 13, 2017 | Stories

Duluth family gives toys

Toy Story: A Duluth family’s tradition of giving

Tim and Karla O’Donnell’s sons are all grown up now, but that hasn’t stopped the family in Duluth, Minn. from continuing a tradition they started more than 15 years ago: giving Christmas away...

December 12, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army kettle

Saint Grand continues spreading Christmas cheer

Saint Grand continues spreading Christmas cheer...dropping two more, anonymous $1,300 donations into red kettles...

December 12, 2017 | Press Releases

Isaac, The Things They Carry

The Things They Carry: Isaac

"The Things They Carry" is a four-part series about homeless youth in the Twin Cities, and how The Salvation Army is helping them. Here's Isaac's story...

December 11, 2017 | Featured

Michael Gorr rings at Mall of America

St. Paul man calls bell ringing ‘a dream come true’

Nobody loves bell ringing more than Michael Gorr, and nobody does it more, either. He is scheduled to ring for an astounding 284 hours this Christmas season...

December 7, 2017 | Stories

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Grace vs. discipline

A local police officer escorted a young woman named Kim into our office after pulling her over a few minutes before. Instead of giving her a ticket, he’d chosen to bring her to a place he could trust – The Salvation Army...

December 6, 2017 | Stories

Saint Grand is back and giving $1,000 gifts

Saint Grand is back with first gift of the season

Saint Grand is back with the first $1,200 red kettle donation of 2017....

December 6, 2017 | Press Releases

Client selecting gifts at the toy shop distribution

Volunteers and translators needed for Toy Shop

Volunteers and translators needed to help make Salvation Army Toy Shops a wonderful experience for Twin Cities families in need...

December 5, 2017 | Press Releases

The Things They Carry: Megan

"The Things They Carry" is a four-part series about homeless youth in the Twin Cities, and how The Salvation Army is helping them. Here's Megan's story...

December 4, 2017 | Stories

Grand Meander Double Match

Kettles doubled up to $5k at Grand Meander on Dec. 2

Donations made to Salvation Army kettles along Grand Ave. in St. Paul will be doubled on Saturday, during the annual Grand Meander holiday event...

December 1, 2017 | Press Releases

Pick up the phone to donate stock or IRA funds

Smart year-end giving: Donate stock or IRA funds

With 2018 fast approaching, time is running out to take advantage of two smart giving options: donating securities or IRA funds to The Salvation Army...

November 30, 2017 | Stories

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