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Here’s how your kettle donations add up

Added on December 5, 2016

Your donations of time and money help The Salvation Army improve, and even save lives...

ND and MN Realtors take over kettles on Ring Day

Added on December 2, 2016

Ring Day is an annual tradition as realtors take over the red kettles and in some cases, compete against each other to raise money for a good cause...

Prayer topic: Difficulties during the holidays

Added on December 2, 2016

Ribbons, lights, beautifully-wrapped packages and joyful gatherings. This is often the picture painted of the holiday season. The "most wonderful time of the year" it's been said. But, what's left unspoken in the iconic stories and songs is the unfortunate truth that, for some, the holidays can actually be the most difficult time of the year...

It’s back: New edition of 100 notes of thanks

Added on November 22, 2016

Last Thanksgiving, we posted thank you notes from kids and adults we've served. This new batch is just as touching...

Pull up a chair and enjoy a free Thanksgiving meal

Added on November 21, 2016

The Salvation Army is prepared to help thousands over the Thanksgiving holiday by serving turkeys and all the fixings to families in need. We invite everybody to take a seat at our table and enjoy community and a free, hot meal...

Salvation Army partners with AT&T stores for toy drive

Added on November 21, 2016

The Salvation Army and AT&T have teamed up to collect toys for kids this Christmas. The toy drive will run through Sunday, Dec. 11 at dozens of AT&T stores throughout Minnesota and North Dakota...

Bell ringing volunteer registration is now open

Added on November 3, 2016

The Salvation Army’s most popular fundraising campaign of the year is just days away from its kickoff, but you can register to be part of the fun right now. Two hours of donating your precious time to bell ring can not only change the lives of others, but yours too...

Curbing homelessness in rural Minn., N.D.

Added on October 21, 2016

Tonight more than 3,000 people will experience homelessness in Greater Minnesota, plus another 1,000 people in North Dakota. Thankfully, these people have a friend in The Salvation Army...

Albert Lea Salvation Army celebrates 120 years

Added on October 18, 2016

Since 1896, the Albert Lea Salvation Army has helped tens of thousands with food, clothing, shelter and recovery from tragedy. To celebrate our 120th anniversary, we will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1–4 p.m...

Halloween doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg

Added on October 17, 2016

According to the National Retail Federation's annual survey, total spending for Halloween is expected to hit $8.4 billion, but those in the know will spend a fraction of that by shopping at The Salvation Army Family Stores...

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...
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