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Ever wonder where The Salvation Army red kettle got its start?

Added on November 16, 2017

The red kettle has been an American icon for 127 years. From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, the ubiquitous buckets can be found outside thousands of storefronts in small towns and big cities across the country. Here's how it all started...

Free Thanksgiving meals throughout Minn., N.D.

Added on November 10, 2017

The Salvation Army invites you to a free Thanksgiving dinner at any of 14 locations in the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, and North Dakota. All are welcome and no registration is required.

In addition to Thanksgiving Day meals, a number of locations will serve hot meals in the days leading up to or after Thanksgiving.

Twin Cities

All Thanksgiving Day meals i…

Devotional: 9/11 reflection and renewal

Added on September 8, 2017

It’s been 16 years since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Another anniversary brings with it the return of all of the emotions and reflection of that day...

Updated 9/7: Salvation Army serving survivors, first responders in Texas

Added on September 7, 2017

Salvation Army Disaster Relief staff and volunteers are out in full force in the Gulf Coast region, serving survivors and first responders following Hurricane Harvey.

How you can help

The recovery and clean up effort is expected to be costly and go on for years. The best way to help is by making a financial donation.

Give online at helpsalvationarmy.org or…

Devotional: Meeting the floods of life with floods of grace

Added on August 30, 2017

Now in the aftermath of the 130 mph winds and rainfalls estimated to reach upwards of 50 inches, homes and families are broken. Yet, destruction has had a way of uniting a community.

Volunteer returns to Good Samaritan Dental Clinic

Added on August 25, 2017

Dr. Mitchell Hemann started volunteering for the Good Samaritan Dental Clinic at the front desk, and then as a dental assistant, now he returns as a dentist himself...

New preferred customer cards at Rochester stores

Added on August 17, 2017

The Rochester Salvation Army Stores now offer Preferred Customer cards for frequent shoppers...

Good Samaritan Dental Clinic celebrates 15 years (video)

Added on August 1, 2017

Skeptics said a dental clinic in Rochester that operated solely with volunteers would not last, but the Good Samaritan Dental Clinic has proven otherwise...

Salvation Army and Shopko partner for school supply drive

Added on July 10, 2017

It may be early July but it is not too early to help a child start the upcoming school year off on the right foot...

These safety tips could save your life

Added on June 14, 2017

We believe preparedness is the first step to keeping your family safe. The time to prepare for a disaster isn’t when the storm begins to grow. The time to prepare is now, so we've made it easier than ever to do so...

National Donut Day: Find a ‘freebie’ on Friday, June 2

Added on May 24, 2017

National Donut Day is Friday, June 2, and here's where you can score a free donut to celebrate...

Volunteer Jerry Williams is Rochester’s ‘Red Kettle King’

Added on May 15, 2017

Jerry Williams has served on the Rochester advisory board for the past nine years. Additionally, this past Red Kettle Campaign, he held the position of Christmas Chairman and was a mainstay ringing the bells for 71 hours during the campaign...
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