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Jim Daly, disaster volunteer

Q&A: 17-year disaster volunteer shares the joy of serving

We recently chatted with long-time Salvation Army disaster relief volunteer Jim Daly, a retired lieutenant from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s department in St. Paul who has been active with our disaster services team for 17 years. He’s served at countless floods, fires, and other disasters across Minnesota and North Dakota, and even traveled to o…

March 22, 2017 | Blogs

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

Salvation Army free prayer sign

Story comes full circle, under incredible circumstances

The woman looked exhausted, frail, and thin. I wanted to pray with her, but I was too timid to ask...

March 14, 2017 | Blogs

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

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

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

We're anticipating what next year will hold

Your year-end gift writes the story of help for 2017

Now that Christmas is over, we're anticipating what next year will hold. The Salvation Army will continue to provide...

December 27, 2016 | Stories

Anthony Raj

Volunteer chooses giving over mourning

Anthony Raj Sr. could have spent Dec. 12 mourning the loss of his son. Instead, he chose to celebrate him...

December 19, 2016 | Featured

prison bars

North Dakota prisoners make, donate crafts

Ten prisoners at the James River Correctional Center in Jamestown, N.D., have created handmade crafts that The Salvation Army is distributing as Christmas presents to local families in need in nearby Valley City...

December 15, 2016 | Stories

Ashley Smaller, Pathway of Hope participant

St. Paul mom finds path to opening her own bakery

As a busy mom to four children, Ashley Smaller has always worked hard and hoped to inspire her children...

December 9, 2016 | Stories

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