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Amanda Kenney cooks for Payne Ave after school program

Meet Miss Amanda: After-school program cook (video)

Amanda Kenney grew up at the St. Paul Payne Ave. Salvation Army. She participated in the after-school program as a child, and even volunteered with the program when she outgrew involvement as a participant. Now, she's employed as a cook...

April 27, 2017 | Stories

Charles Orange portrait

Donations of used goods save man from addiction

Your donations of used goods to Salvation Army Stores in the Twin Cities help hundreds of men beat addiction. One of those men is Charles Orange...

April 26, 2017 | Stories

Fornerly homeless woman finds help and housing

Woman finds help, housing after homelessness

Monique Roberson found herself homeless and alone in a new city, but thanks to The Salvation Army's Harbor Light Center, she's in her own home and making a fresh start...

April 4, 2017 | Stories

Angie Johnson with son Aiden

Study finds 40 percent of food shelf visitors are children

With only days left in March, which is also Minnesota FoodShare Month, we’re calling on donors to help us take advantage of a proportional match for anything donated to our food shelves now through March 31...

March 28, 2017 | Stories

Hibbing Salvation Army

Hibbing woman overcomes mental health challenges

Annie was a regular at the Hibbing Salvation Army after life struck a blow. But she has battled back and now holds her head high...

March 27, 2017 | Stories

Jim Daly, disaster volunteer

Q&A: 17-year disaster volunteer opens up

Jim Daly has served at countless floods, fires, and other disasters across Minn. and N.D., and even traveled the country to serve after tragedies like 9/11.

March 20, 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

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