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St. Cloud Salvation Army

Blog: Single mother and kids ‘hit rock bottom’

"My kids and I spent years living paycheck to paycheck, catastrophe to catastrophe. Eventually, I didn’t have a safe place for my kids to sleep anymore, and we were homeless..."

June 20, 2017 | Blogs

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: ‘Attorney’ loves our meals

A sharp-dressed man gets food, a newly unemployed couple finds resources, a single mother discovers hope ... three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

June 19, 2017 | Stories

Hand turning up a thermostat

State funds depleted, HeatShare steps up

The Salvation Army is responding to twice as many requests as usual for emergency utility assistance, as state funds are depleted...

June 19, 2017 | Press Releases

Young girl grinning ear-to-ear

Prayer topic: Youth who are hurting

The best part about a young child’s smile is that it’s never manufactured. At the very moment their lips curl upward into a wide grin, you know they are experiencing joy in its purest form...

June 15, 2017 | Blogs

A camper hangs from a zipline

Whatever you do, don’t look down (video)

Another summer of fun has arrived for hundreds of young campers at The Salvation Army Northwoods Camp in Finlayson, Minn., and with it comes an opportunity for a daring adventure: a 30-foot-high ropes course...

June 15, 2017 | Stories

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St. Cloud in desperate need of school supplies

The Salvation Army needs your help to make sure local children have the backpacks and school supplies they need in the fall, as it anticipates serving 1,000 more kids than last year.

June 14, 2017 | Press Releases

Major Bill Cox Duluth food shelf 562 x374

Duluth leaders to retire, new officers Minn. natives

After 30 years of service in the Salvation Army Majors Bill and Betsy Cox will retire June 26, moving to the shores of Lake Michigan. They have served in Duluth since 2011...

June 14, 2017 | Press Releases

water bottles

These safety tips could save your life

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...

June 14, 2017 | Press Releases

Team Two Guys, MOST Amazing Race

‘Amazing’ team recalls moment of triumph

Perennial MOST Amazing Race competitors Zac Bauer and Grant Dietrich of team “Two Guys” recall the time they were part of a breathtaking finish...

June 13, 2017 | Stories

Grand Forks $10k donation envelope

Grand Forks receives $10k donation with a twist

An anonymous donor gave $10,000 to The Salvation Army in Grand Forks over the weekend. Believe it or not, two other nonprofits also received anonymous $10,000 gifts...

June 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Emergency Disaster Services training program

Salvation Army Disaster training in Devils Lake

The Salvation Army Service Extension unit in Devils Lake will host an Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) training session in June. If you have ever wanted to assist during a disaster, now is the time to learn more about how you can help...

June 13, 2017 | Press Releases

Harbor Light exterior

Harbor Light open as cooling center this weekend

The Salvation Army's Harbor Light Center will be open June 10-11 as a cooling center from 7 a.m. - 10 p.m...

June 9, 2017 | Press Releases

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