Northern Division: Serving every county in Minnesota and North Dakota

Albert Lea News

Flood waters recede, Army aid increases

Added on September 27, 2016

Five counties in southern Minnesota have declared a state of emergency due to flooding and The Salvation Army is on the front line providing aid and cleanup kits...

Army steps up after floods drench southern Minn.

Added on September 23, 2016

The Salvation Army in Austin, Albert Lea and Owatonna helped with cleanup efforts after nearly 15 inches of rain falls...

8 questions to ask yourself before volunteering

Added on September 20, 2016

A good way to make sure you’re prepared to take on a volunteer position is by asking yourself these eight questions...

Donation in Action: Behold, the bread ladies

Added on August 16, 2016

A man who always cried finds a reason to smile, a single mothers gets a car loan, a group of happy old ladies receive bread – three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

Six ways to prep for thrift shopping success

Added on August 10, 2016

Thrift shopping can be a great way to update your wardrobe or find the perfect piece of art for your home. But with aisles of appliances and endless racks of clothes, shopping a thrift store can fast become overwhelming...

Don’t forget – Donate school supplies at Shopko

Added on August 8, 2016

Only one week remains to help make sure students in our area are prepared for that first day of school. You can help by donating school supplies at Shopko stores in Minnesota and North Dakota through Friday, Aug. 12...

New divisional commanders make history

Added on August 1, 2016

Lt. Cols. Lonneal and Patty Richardson take over as Northern Division commanders and make history...

Back-to-school donations and distributions

Added on July 26, 2016

Back-to-school time will be here before we know it. Help with school supplies and backpacks is available at The Salvation Army...

Food donations down, but it’s not too late to help

Added on July 21, 2016

The month of July is coming to an end and with it a chance for The Salvation Army food shelves to have their donations matched...

Four volunteer memories that inspire

Added on July 19, 2016

The Salvation Army is fueled by the generous service of its dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers regularly declare that they are motivated to serve by the kindness of those receiving their help.

Below you’ll find a few memories our volunteers have shared with us. We’re inspired by their hearts, as well as the sweet regards of others that keep them g…

Devotion: Three ways to demonstrate ‘faith like a child’

Added on July 18, 2016

Asking for help was normal while we were growing up. Yet, as we mature society tells us that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Instead of following the world’s definition of maturity, here are three practical ways to demonstrate faith like a child today...

Worship and Service Center under construction

Added on July 14, 2016

The Salvation Army is investing in Albert Lea for the long haul, as it undertakes a top-to-bottom remodel of the Worship and Service Center on Court Street, the first of its kind in more than 50 years...
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