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Justin Keene

First video of new series is a tear-jerker

The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center in Minneapolis is launching a new series of video testimonies to promote its addiction recovery services, and the first video is a tear-jerker...

January 22, 2018 | Stories

Harvey Mackay bell rings for The Salvation Army

Video: Thanks for your support

Please enjoy this video which shows a small glimpse of all the good that came from you gifts of time and money. With your continued support, we can keep doing good in 2018...

December 29, 2017 | Stories

Morrie's Automotive donates 6,300 backpacks and $25,000 to The Salvation Army

Morrie’s Automotive donates 6,340 backpacks, plus $25k (video)

Morrie's Automotive Group has donated more than 6,300 backpacks, plus $25,000 for school supplies...

August 23, 2017 | Press Releases

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer at The Salvation Army

MN Vikings coach Mike Zimmer visits The Salvation Army, donates backpacks (video)

The Mike Zimmer Foundation donates backpacks filled with school supplies to students at The Salvation Army....

August 22, 2017 | Press Releases

Members of the Summer Music and Gospel Arts Crew

Music program turns kids into leaders (video)

Seven teenagers from across Minnesota have become better musicians and leaders thanks to an innovative pilot program offered at The Salvation Army Northwoods Camp in Finlayson, Minn...

July 27, 2017 | Stories

From the shackles of sin to the heart of prison ministry

Rick Marasco was driving through town one day, and this time when he saw people on the corner with their cardboard box signs, he prayed, “God, what do you want me to do?” “My son, give to The Salvation Army,” was the response he heard...

July 7, 2017 | Blogs

A child leads a horse at The Yellow Farm

Inner-city youth ride horses on a farm (video)

Last week, 40 youth from the Payne Ave. Salvation Army in St. Paul exited the concrete jungle for a day of horseback riding at The Yellow Farm – a peaceful and sprawling equine facility located in New Germany, Minn...

July 6, 2017 | Stories

Empowering kids in poverty

Children who grow up in poverty tend to stay in poverty as adults, but thank to Salvation Army programs, we're giving kids and their families a fighting chance...

June 24, 2017 | Stories

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

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