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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

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

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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

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

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Fight for Good series: Family vs. bed bugs

Nancy and Edward were in a tough spot. Edward had been hospitalized due to complications with diabetes, and their son’s emotional problems were getting worse. Just when the family thought their lives couldn’t be more difficult, they discovered that their furniture had become infested with bed bugs...

November 30, 2017 | Stories

Portrait of Martin for story series The Things They Carry

The Things They Carry: Martin

"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 Martin's story...

November 27, 2017 | Featured

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Fight for Good series: Man vs. stroke

Jerry suffered a stroke at just 53 years old. He’d spent months in therapy, unable to work. Eventually, he was forced to make a decision: pay his medical bills, or pay his rent...

November 22, 2017 | Stories

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Fight for Good series: Mother and son vs. utility disconnection

Matthew is a Personal Care Attendant for his mother, Linda, who lives with brain damage and physical limitations. Although Matthew had been doing his best to care for his mom, money was tight, and he’d fallen behind on their energy bill...

November 15, 2017 | Stories

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Fight for Good series: Fired worker vs. poor eyesight

John’s eyesight had been deteriorating for three years, and it finally landed him in a catch-22. He had lost his job because of his poor eyesight, but when he’d been employed, he did not have good health insurance or enough money to see an optometrist...

November 8, 2017 | Stories

Trish Thacker, Executive Director of Harbor Light Center

New leader at Harbor Light brings unique perspective

Meet Trish Thacker, the new Executive Director of The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis...

November 8, 2017 | Stories

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Fight for Good series: Single mom vs. online shopping

Wendy is a low-income single mom with two young daughters. A Salvation Army social worker took her to a retail store to purchase back-to-school supplies for her girls. When they arrived, Wendy was disappointed to learn that the sale she’d heard about was only offered online...

November 1, 2017 | Stories

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Fight for Good series: Woman vs. work clothes

A woman named Tricia came to The Salvation Army with a simple but critically important need: work clothes...

October 31, 2017 | Stories

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