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St. Cloud Salvation Army

Blog: Single mother and kids ‘hit rock bottom’

"My kids and I spent years living paycheck to paycheck, catastrophe to catastrophe. Eventually, I didn’t have a safe place for my kids to sleep anymore, and we were homeless..."

June 20, 2017 | Blogs

Biamene Porpkokoh

Shy girl transformed in after school program

A shy little girl who was struggling to read is transformed in The Salvation Army's after school program...

June 9, 2017 | Stories

SMART Kids classroom

St. Cloud: Homeless kids making ‘great strides’

A Salvation Army program for kids experiencing homelessness in St. Cloud, Minn., is having a remarkable impact on the young children it serves...

June 7, 2017 | Stories

Christina Trejo 2017 Volunteer of the Year winner

2017 Youth Volunteer of the Year winner: Christina Trejo

The Salvation Army is celebrating Christina Trejo, the Northern Division's 2017 Youth Volunteer of the Year...

May 15, 2017 | Stories

Volunteer of the Year 2017, Keith Ableiter

2017 Individual Volunteer of the Year winner: Keith Ableiter

Congratulations to Keith Ableiter, the 2017 Individual Volunteer of the Year in the Salvation Army Northern Division...

May 15, 2017 | Stories

Racks of clothes at a Salvation Army Store

2017 Lifetime Volunteer winner: Ronald Newman

Since 1970, Ronald Newman has volunteered with the Austin Salvation Army officially. Newman was born hearing impaired and grew up in The Salvation Army...

May 15, 2017 | Stories

Pat Stevens teaches Celebrate Recovery

Former addict helps others stay clean and sober

Once homeless and an addict, Pat Stevens is now sober, faith-filled and volunteering to give back to others at The Salvation Army...

May 11, 2017 | Stories

Tom Isle, disaster volunteer

Disaster volunteers bring light into darkness

“A disaster is a unique opportunity to journey into the hearts and minds of the people that are affected. Their stories – some horrifying, some heartwarming, and others inspiring – are something a volunteer never forgets.” Those are the words of long-time disaster services volunteer Tom Isle. Isle has spent countless hours...

May 11, 2017 | Stories

Chris McArdle stands outside the West 7th Salvation Army in St. Paul

New outreach worker in Saint Paul is the real deal

Chris McArdle is a runaway freight train, on fire for God and The Salvation Army. “I want to help people find Christ – there is not a day I’m going to rest,” he said...

May 9, 2017 | Stories

Social worker helps woman

Donations in Action: Alone in a foreign land

Assistance for an immigrant family, car repairs for a deserving lady, a woman saved from the despair of homelessness and human trafficking ... three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

May 4, 2017 | Stories

Grand Forks flood volunteers 562 x 374

20th anniversary of Grand Forks, N.D. flood, ‘Operation We Care’

In 1997, The Salvation Army’s “Operation We Care” team helped Grand Forks and the Red River Valley recover from what was called a "500 year flood event."...

May 4, 2017 | Stories

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

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