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Brittany Tornow

Follow-up story: Mother battling cancer survives

In August we told you about a young mother from northern Minnesota who The Salvation Army was helping as she battled cancer. Today she is cancer-free and thriving...

April 24, 2015 | Stories

Comcast volunteers help during Comcast Cares Day

Comcast volunteers help on Comcast Cares Day April 25

An army of Comcast employees will volunteer at The Salvation Army at 401 7th St. W. in St. Paul on Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m.–noon. Media members are welcome to attend...

April 23, 2015 | Press Releases

thrift store clothing

Celebrate Earth Day by donating clothes

Help The Salvation Army celebrate Earth Day by donating clothing to your local Salvation Army store, and learn more about our environmentally friendly programs...

April 22, 2015 | Stories

Sweatshirt in a box labeled "extras"

Earth Day clothing drives support environment and help others

While people around the world are celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day, dozens of Minnesota companies are helping support both the environment and The Salvation Army...

April 21, 2015 | Press Releases

Letter from Salvation Army donor

Sweet old lady pens touching letter

Nothing is more heartwarming than receiving a handwritten letter – especially when it comes to the one we received from an 89-year-old widow from Shakopee, Minn...

April 21, 2015 | Stories

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in action: Lonely kids, fleeing abuse, more

Lonely siblings find support and a woman fleeing domestic abuse gets help – two of the many ways your donations to The Salvation Army have made a difference…

April 20, 2015 | Stories

Fargo Salvation Army volunteer couple Bryan and Nancy Hagen

For Fargo couple, service is a way of life

Bryan and Nancy Hagen have been volunteering with us since 2008. Together they have donated well over 1,300 hours of service helping with our flood fights, seasonal programs, hot meals, and much more...

April 20, 2015 | Stories

Volunteer serving at emergency fire response

Emergency volunteer suffers setback but still serves

Andy Lynch has volunteered with the Fargo Salvation Army for more than five years and made a huge difference on our Emergency Disaster Services team, despite a heart-wrenching battle with leukemia...

April 17, 2015 | Stories

Volunteer David Grasso entertains by singing the oldies

Singing volunteer a hit in Duluth (video)

At least three times a week, the lunch room at the Duluth Salvation Army is filled with songs by the likes of Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland and The Beatles. But these classic tunes don't blast out of a radio. They're sung by...

April 17, 2015 | Stories

Volunteer Jim Daly

Volunteer recalls serving at high-profile disasters

If you think being a Salvation Army disaster volunteer doesn’t sound exciting, you haven’t met Jim Daly. In 15 years of volunteering, Daly has served at some of the most high-profile disasters in American history...

April 16, 2015 | Stories

Seth MacDonald

Mankato teenager volunteers despite living in car

Despite living in a car with his family, Mankato teenager Seth MacDonald managed to volunteer at the Mankato Salvation Army every morning at 7:30 a.m...

April 15, 2015 | Stories

Christa Christopherson with her bridal party

Bride holds bachelorette party at homeless shelter

Not all bachelorette parties are fancy dinners, limo rides and pub crawls. Salvation Army volunteer Christa Christopherson did something different for hers: serve people in need...

April 14, 2015 | Stories

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