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Reuse, repurpose, recycle at Salvation Army stores

Added on April 19, 2017

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away 14 million tons of clothes each year.Aisles of clothes in Salvation Army store Instead of tossing away that outdated sweater, pair of pants, or outfit that no longer fits, consider donating them to The Salvation Army...

Your clothing donations may be worth more than you think

Added on April 13, 2017

While spring cleaning, think before you toss that old stuff away. Consider donating it to a Salvation Army Store, where it helps your community and can even save you money on next year's taxes...

Good Samaritan’s REACH Clinic serves nearly 500 in 2016

Added on April 4, 2017

The Rochester Education and Advocacy for Community Health (REACH) Clinic served 449 patients and filled 717 prescriptions in 2016...

Top human services leader lauds Army dental clinic

Added on March 30, 2017

Minnesota Department of Human Services commissioner Emily Piper (pictured above) stopped by The Salvation Army Good Samaritan Dental Clinic in Rochester, Minn. on March 27 to learn more about how the program is filling an important gap in the community.

Now in its 15th year, the clinic provides free or low-cost emergency dental services for hundreds of …

Donations to food shelves matched in March

Added on February 28, 2017

March is Minnesota FoodShare month, anything donated to the food shelves during the month will be proportionally matched thanks to Minnesota Foodshare’s March Campaign...

The Eye Clinic at the Good Samaritan Health Clinic

Added on February 17, 2017

In 2006, Dr. James Garrity was at a reception with his good friend, Celeste Forbes, and she said to him, “You should start an eye clinic at The Salvation Army.” That was 10 years ago and the clinic has been serving the Rochester community ever since.

Salvation Army commended for revitalizing property

Added on February 16, 2017

The Rochester Salvation Army and a group who helped to revitalize a problem property at the corner of Center Street and First Avenue were recently commended for their efforts...

Dinner recognizes volunteers and community for Christmas effort

Added on February 13, 2017

Every Christmas Season, the Rochester Salvation Army is blessed to have such generous and supportive volunteers as those that come out to ring the bells, take children shopping, and help distribute Christmas presents. So every year, we put on a...

Adult Day Center welcomes new director

Added on February 13, 2017

Meet Becky Talbot, the new Director of the Rochester Salvation Army Adult Day Program. Becky has...

Christmas 2016: How much money did your city raise?

Added on February 7, 2017

Salvation Army locations in Greater Minnesota and North Dakota fell about $200,000 short of their overall goal of $9.1 million for the 2016 Christmas season, although many communities did manage to surpass their individual fundraising goals. See how your own community did...

Volunteer spotlight: Behind-the-scenes, but not forgotten

Added on January 24, 2017

Sheila German has been volunteering at the Salvation Army Store in Grand Rapids, Minn., for two decades. Three days a week, she comes in for five hours to sort donations of shoes, jewelry, and winter wear...

Devotional: Clinging to what you know about God

Added on January 20, 2017

Whatever happens or has happened in your life, I pray and challenge you with this thought for the new year: Let what you know about God outweigh whatever you may be feeling about God...
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