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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...

Six ways to volunteer on your time

Added on July 5, 2016

When life gets busy, finding time to volunteer can be more difficult. Luckily, we have a few ideas for you to try...

Family helped by food shelf, your gift doubles to help more in July

Added on June 30, 2016

“I don’t mean to get emotional, but if it wasn’t for The Salvation Army, there are many nights my kids would have gone hungry..."

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...
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