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Find meaning with us on Easter

Added on April 15, 2014

This Sunday is Easter, a day when Christians all over the world will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Without the resurrection, Jesus would have been just another man who spoke God’s Word. But through the resurrection, He proved He is God’s own son…

Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

Added on April 15, 2014

Leading up to Easter, we examine the abundance of historical evidence that Jesus rose from the dead…

Blog: It’s Ash Wednesday – ‘Give it up’ for those in need

Added on March 5, 2014

While getting ready for work this morning my husband said, “I think I want to ‘give something up’ for Lent this year.” I said that instead of giving something up, we should do something that makes an impact for others once a week…

FoodShare Month gifts allow us to buy food at 12 cents a pound

Added on February 28, 2014

The Salvation Army loves a good challenge – especially when it helps feed low-income families. During the month of March…

Albert Lea disaster crew keeps light on for stranded travelers


Added on February 21, 2014

As of 8 a.m. this morning, Captain Jim Brickson, Albert Lea Salvation Army commander, has been up for 27 hours. No he isn’t trying to break his 105 hours of straight bell ringing he accomplished in December. He is serving stranded travelers…

Bed and breakfast at the Albert Lea National Guard Armory

Added on January 27, 2014

Monday morning at 10 a.m. Salvation Army Captain Jim Brickson was happy to get off of his feet for a few minutes. Since 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, when he got a request from the Freeborn County emergency manager to prepare a shelter at the Albert Lea National Guard Armory for stranded motorists…

Salvation Army on standby to serve stranded motorists

Added on January 16, 2014

Because of high winds and blizzard warnings through midnight tonight, Freeborn County Emergency Management has asked the Albert Lea Salvation Army…

Resolved to be healthier? Add ‘giving back’ to the checklist

Added on January 15, 2014

If you’ve resolved to maintain good health in 2014, add ‘giving back’ to your daily checklist. That’s right, being selfless reaps some self-serving health benefits…

Preliminary numbers show historic fundraising weekend

Added on December 23, 2013

The historic “2 state – 2 day – $2 million” double donation event, Friday and Saturday, was a resounding success for Salvation Army centers across Minnesota and North Dakota…

Fun family activity: Blessing Bags

Added on December 23, 2013

It’s the first day of Christmas vacation for children everywhere. We have a great activity that will not only give your kids something purposeful to complete during their time off, but one that can be enjoyed by family members of all ages…

Double donations start increase needed to meet year-end goals

Added on December 21, 2013

Salvation Army units from around the states of Minnesota and North Dakota are calling in with preliminary numbers for the first day of the “2 states – 2 days – $2 million” double donation event…

Historic $2 million double match ends midnight Sat.

Added on December 20, 2013

An unprecedented giving opportunity is here: All donations on Friday, Dec. 20 and Saturday, Dec. 21 will be doubled…

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