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Salvation Army social worker helps guest

Donations in action: Squirrels, learning English, evictions, more

A cancer survivor and her family are saved from eviction, and a woman learns English to pass the citizenship test – two of the many ways your donations to The Salvation Army have made a difference…

May 27, 2015 | Stories

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‘Malted milk and the cookies’ reunited at Adult Day Program

After four years apart, the band at the Caring Partners Adult Day Program is back together thanks to lead guitarist and volunteer Pete Domeier...

May 26, 2015 | Stories

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Saluting and supporting our veterans

The Salvation Army continues commitment to supporting our veterans since WWI...

May 22, 2015 | Stories

Prison chaplain ministering to an inmate

Stories of resilience and why we serve

Put on your reading slippers and get comfy. Here are eight stories you are sure to enjoy from our Scope magazine...

May 22, 2015 | Featured

Salvation Army Store volunteers

Discovered: Cure for rainy day blues at Salvation Army stores

When your fun plans get rained out this summer, don’t go diving onto the couch with a pile of potato chips and DVDs. Instead, try something new. Something different. Something like...

May 21, 2015 | Stories

2-1-1 staffers tour Harbor Light Shelter

2-1-1 staff get the 4-1-1 on Salvation Army services

The United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline is the go-to phone number for anybody in need of health and human services. Recently, 2-1-1 staff toured Salvation Army facilities to better serve their callers...

May 20, 2015 | Stories

90 year old Marge Johnson at The St. Cloud Salvation Army

At 90, she’ll volunteer as long as she’s able

At 90 years old, Marge Johnson helped cook more meals at The Salvation Army in St. Cloud than there are recipes in a Betty Crocker cookbook...

May 19, 2015 | Stories

Food give away at Salvation Army

Brown bagging event in St. Paul helps seniors make ends meet

When most of us imagine our retirement, struggling to afford food probably isn’t part of that picture. Yet approximately one in 10 older adults in America is food insecure. At the W. 7th Street Salvation Army in St. Paul (pictured), social workers know all too well that living on a fixed income can make it difficult for seniors to make ends meet…

May 18, 2015 | Stories

Woman working in garden

Plant a row for The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army Northern Division encourages all gardeners to “grow a row” and donate the fruits and veggies to any one of our 22 food shelves in Minnesota and North Dakota. “Gardeners who share a small portion of their harvest can...

May 18, 2015 | Stories

Plane used by The Salvation Army during the war

Army donor finds father really did know best

As he neared retirement, Donald Pearce, 90, started to give more regularly to The Salvation Army. He's currently on a 37 year streak. And when questioned about why he continues to give he laughed and simply said, "When you run into a good thing, you stay with it..."

May 18, 2015 | Stories

Owatonna Salvation Army store

Army worker in Owatonna earns special honor

Salvation Army social services worker Gina Shepherd earns "Supporter of the Year" honor from Minnesota Valley Action Council...

May 15, 2015 | Stories

Salvation Army disaster relief in Nepal

URGENT: Donations needed for Nepal (updated 5/14)

The situation is urgent. Salvation Army disaster teams in Nepal need money to buy more food, water and supplies for residents of Kathmandu, nearby cities and outlying villages. Please give what you can...

May 13, 2015 | Stories

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