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Northern Division leaders retiring, headed to Florida

Added on June 20, 2016

Lt. Cols. Robert and Nancy Thomson, leaders of The Salvation Army of Minnesota and North Dakota, are hanging up their officer uniforms after 41 years of service...

Parents agree: Youth programs = lifelong benefits (video)

Added on June 16, 2016

(Watch video) – Parents in Minnesota and North Dakota agree: The Salvation Army helps give kids the tools they need to become stand-up adults.

Year-round, children of all ages attend our youth programs and learn the virtues of hard work, kindness, and honesty.

Some of the programs also “teach kids everyday life skills they don’t always learn i…

Near record lows didn’t freeze food donations

Added on May 17, 2016

The near record low temperatures over the weekend were no match for the country’s letter carriers. Not rain, sleet, snow, nor near record lows could prevent carriers from ensuring not only the mail got through, but thousands of pounds of food too...

Free or low cost summer meals available

Added on May 16, 2016

From June to August, the Mobile Outreach Meals (MOMs) program will provide a free or low cost nutritious lunch to children and their parents in areas of Minnesota and North Dakota...

Nat’l Sal Army Week, Part VII: Love in disasters

Added on May 16, 2016

Salvation Army disaster volunteers do more than serve meals and drinks to survivors and first responders. Some of the volunteers provide another critical service...

Stores offer items for free during disaster

Added on May 12, 2016

At The Salvation Army stores in outstate Minnesota and North Dakota you can find great deals on clothing, furniture, household goods and much more. But the stores also serve our communities in an important way during times of disaster...

Donation baskets needed for auction in Austin

Added on May 10, 2016

The Salvation Army in Austin, Minn., is planning a public auction for this summer, and your help is needed before the first bid can be placed.

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part I: History

Added on May 9, 2016

The Salvation Army was founded nearly a century before President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the first National Salvation Army Week in 1954...

Volunteer of the Year nominee: Linda Seljeseth

Added on April 13, 2016

Born in 1951 and raised in a rural community, Linda Seljeseth and her siblings were abandoned by their father when she was only five. To this day Linda fondly remembers The Salvation Army stepping in to help her family. They received groceries, fresh fruit, clothes and even toys and candy at Christmas. It’s something she’s never forgotten, which is why s…

Salvation Army stores accept more than clothing

Added on April 12, 2016

While clothing and furniture are the two items most of us think to donate to The Salvation Army, there are plenty of other options too. For example, did you know that we’ll take the refrigerator you just replaced off your hands, and that's not all...

Meet the 2016 Volunteers of the Year

Added on April 8, 2016

The Salvation Army of Minnesota and North Dakota would be nothing without its volunteers. In 2015, nearly 68,000 of them contributed more than 372,000 hours of service that helped almost 376,000 people in need...

Donation in action: Paper plates and storage lockers

Added on April 7, 2016

A woman sleeping in a storage locker gets help, a woman who can’t afford water to clean her dishes gets paper plates and utility assistance, a woman lands a good-paying full-time job – three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...
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