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Young girl grinning ear-to-ear

Prayer topic: Youth who are hurting

The best part about a young child’s smile is that it’s never manufactured. At the very moment their lips curl upward into a wide grin, you know they are experiencing joy in its purest form...

June 15, 2017 | Blogs

A camper hangs from a zipline

Whatever you do, don’t look down (video)

Another summer of fun has arrived for hundreds of young campers at The Salvation Army Northwoods Camp in Finlayson, Minn., and with it comes an opportunity for a daring adventure: a 30-foot-high ropes course...

June 15, 2017 | Stories

Operation Grace MN dental van Lil Flossie

Dental van provides free exams and cleanings

Do you or a loved one need dental work, but lack insurance or the money to pay for it? You're in luck, Operation Grace is coming to town....

June 8, 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

Elbow Lake and Northwoods Camp

Northwoods Camp kicks off its summer season (video)

The days were filled with sunshine and the night skies were clear, as the camp season kicked off last weekend at The Salvation Army's Northwoods Camp in Finlayson, Minn...

April 26, 2017 | Stories

Volunteer mops floor

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Heroes behind scenes

Hundreds of Salvation Army volunteers perform helpful tasks not often seen by others such as cleaning, office work, sorting donations and more...

April 25, 2017 | Featured

Volunteer sorting food

Volunteer spotlight: Surprise…it’s you! (video)

Every act of kindness. Every moment spent helping someone in need. It matters. That’s why this month’s volunteer spotlight is centered on you...

April 25, 2017 | Stories

Volunteer serves meals

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Hot meals, groceries

The Salvation Army Northern Division is one the largest providers of food in Minnesota and North Dakota – all because of our volunteers...

April 24, 2017 | Stories

Volunteers pray with disaster survivors

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Hope amid disasters

Salvation Army disaster volunteers are on call, 24 hours a day, to provide critical services when tornadoes, floods, and other calamities strike...

April 21, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army bell ringers

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Kettles and bells

You see them outside storefronts from Thanksgiving until Christmas, wearing thick coats, boots, hats, and mittens. They stand next to red kettles, shivering and smiling, shaking a handbell in the air. They are Salvation Army bell ringers, and they are some of our most prized volunteers...

April 21, 2017 | Blogs

Racks of clothes at a Salvation Army Store

Your old clothing may be worth more than you think (video)

Pause before you toss that old stuff away. Your donations to our stores can save you money...

April 13, 2017 | Featured

Commissioner Emily Piper

Top human services leader lauds Army dental clinic

Minnesota Department of Human Services commissioner Emily Piper (pictured above) stopped by The Salvation Army Good Samaritan Dental Clinic in Rochester, Minn. on March 27 to learn more about how the program is filling an important gap in the community. Now in its 15th year, the clinic provides free or low-cost emergency dental services for hundreds of…

March 30, 2017 | Stories

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