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Tax advantages of an appreciated stock donation

Added on September 25, 2014

The stock market has bounced back since the Great Recession, with some stocks appreciating more than 100, 200 or even 1,000 fold. These gains can provide big tax advantages for stockholders interested in…

Captain Jim Brickson: Miles from ordinary

Added on September 23, 2014

Although Captain Jim Brickson’s interests seemingly run counter to those of a traditional pastor, he’s found ways of using them to glorify God and advance the mission of The Salvation Army…

Work is a blessing not reserved for the rich

Added on August 29, 2014

Labor Day is an appropriate time to recall the historic keystones of Salvation Army ministry, which were founded on the idea that work is accompanied by an identifiable spiritual element…

Salvation Army ‘winner’ at BBQ competition

Added on August 27, 2014

A rain-soaked start to The Big Island State BBQ competition at Freeborn County Fairgrounds in Albert Lea may have proved challenging, but it didn’t douse the flames of competition. This year’s competitors included a team from the Albert Lea Salvation Army…

School supplies a godsend to mother with cancer

Added on August 25, 2014

Normally, Brittany Tornow wouldn’t have had the strength to drive to The Salvation Army in Virginia, Minnesota. “You caught me on a good day today – usually I’m in bed,” the Eveleth resident explained, while waiting in line to pick up new school supplies for her two kids, ages 6 and 7…

Bullseye: Albert Lea archery program hits the mark

Added on August 14, 2014

Nearly 100 kids have learned more about Christ through an eight-week program that fuses archery with Bible studies…

National Night Out brings neighbors together

Added on August 5, 2014

National Night Out will be celebrated in neighborhoods all over the country in all sorts of ways on Tuesday night. Salvation Army Worship and Service Centers in Minnesota and North Dakota are no exception, although the Army has its own twist on the night – and day…

Five reasons you should consider volunteering

Added on July 21, 2014

How do you spend your time? In one year, we each have 8,760 hours to utilize. With work, classes, and family time, schedules can easily fill up, but devoting a little time to volunteering yields a whole lot of benefits, especially for those who want to different explore career options…

Back-to-school collection to benefit local kids

Added on July 17, 2014

Local Shopko stores are collecting school supplies as part of the “Tools for School” program for families served by The Salvation Army…

Match: Donations double during July to help even more people

Added on July 1, 2014

The Albert Lea Salvation Army food shelf will have a chance to turn-around the summer slump in food donations through a matching grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless…

In prison ministry, victories outweigh defeats

Added on June 24, 2014

The Salvation Army’s prison ministry serves inmates at 14 state and federal prisons in Minnesota and North Dakota. It’s challenging work, but very rewarding…

Disaster team responds following severe storms

Added on June 18, 2014

Salvation Army volunteers and staff are responding to the needs of three communities in southern Minnesota by providing immediate nourishment for emergency responders and residents dealing with power outages, wind damage and flooding…

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