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Housing forum addresses barriers for ex-offenders

Added on March 29, 2017

The Salvation Army is committed to helping keep ex-offenders out of prison and becoming productive members of society. But finding stable housing can be a major stumbling block...

New produce market an oasis in urban ‘Food Desert’

Added on March 15, 2017

Minnesota may enjoy being among the top five healthiest states in the country, but for the poorest among us, there is a different side to that coin. We rank seventh-worst in the nation for...

Heartwarming deed helps couple avoid financial ruin

Added on March 15, 2017

Just when Tom and Shirley Giroux thought their financial freefall was over, their furnace conked out. Thankfully, The Salvation Army's HeatShare program was able to offer relief...

Housing program saves tax dollars, people’s dignity (video)

Added on March 6, 2017

(Watch video) – When factoring the costs of jail, shelters, and emergency room visits, taxpayers pay about $40,000 for every homeless person who lives on the streets for one year, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The Twin Cities Salvation Army is striving to solve this problem through an innovative program calle…

Mission: Literacy program makes reading fun for students

Added on March 2, 2017

Schools around the nation are celebrating today, March 2, as Dr. Seuss's birthday, more commonly known as Read Across America Day. Students participating in the St. Paul Payne Ave. Salvation Army after-school program chose to celebrate by reading a Dr. Seuss classic, "Green Eggs and Ham." These students have been working on their reading skills through the Mission: Literacy curriculum since we began offering it...

March FoodShare Month donations matched

Added on March 1, 2017

Minnesota FoodShare Month is off to a good start with generous donations from Lunds and Byerlys customers...

Adult Day Center hosts its own 9th annual ‘Oscar’ party

Added on February 22, 2017

Join the Maplewood Salvation Army's Adult Day Center in celebrating its own version of the Oscars, on Friday, March 3...

Post-prison outreach program quadruples in size

Added on February 15, 2017

The Salvation Army is helping to reduce criminal recidivism in Minnesota through a new post-prison outreach program called the Volunteer Aftercare Support Team, or VAST. In the past year, the program has quadrupled in size...

New rehabilitation program in need of tools

Added on February 10, 2017

With growing interest by our participants at the Adult Rehabilitation Center, we're looking to start a woodworking program, but we need help collecting the right tools for the job...

Man seeking rent assistance finds advocate, fresh start

Added on February 6, 2017

A Minneapolis man came to The Salvation Army in desperate need for rent assistance, but ended up finding an advocate and a fresh start...

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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