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Jim Daly, disaster volunteer

Q&A: 17-year disaster volunteer shares the joy of serving

We recently chatted with long-time Salvation Army disaster relief volunteer Jim Daly, a retired lieutenant from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s department in St. Paul who has been active with our disaster services team for 17 years. He’s served at countless floods, fires, and other disasters across Minnesota and North Dakota, and even traveled to o…

March 22, 2017 | Blogs

Tyler and Nara pictured outside the Willmar Salvation Army

Nomadic family stays put, begins to thrive

In early 2016, Tyler and Nara (pictured) arrived at The Salvation Army in Willmar, Minn., at their breaking point. “Nara told me it was their last hope,” said Captain Linda Faye Jones...

March 21, 2017 | Stories

"I said a prayer" (tattered prayer book)

Devotional: Here’s the proof God keeps His promises

Learn why we can trust God to respond to promises declared in the Bible, as well as our own petitions, and get a practical tip you can use to grow your own trust in Him...

March 16, 2017 | Blogs

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Prayer written in e-News story plays out in real life

A day after we sent our e-News subscribers a story titled "Prayer Topic: The Hungry," a reader emailed us this curious note: "I thought you may be encouraged to hear how the Lord used an email you sent to me. Please call me at your convenience..."

March 16, 2017 | Stories

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Free produce market offers oasis in an urban “Food Desert”

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 access to healthy food...

March 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Tom Giroux portrait

Heartwarming deed helps couple avoid financial ruin

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...

March 15, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army free prayer sign

Story comes full circle, under incredible circumstances

The woman looked exhausted, frail, and thin. I wanted to pray with her, but I was too timid to ask...

March 14, 2017 | Blogs

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Donations in Action: ‘Broken’ woman finds hope

A 'repeatedly broken' woman receives hope, a veteran's spirit is resurrected, a couple doesn't have to fight cancer in the dark ... four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

March 13, 2017 | Stories

Anders and Bjorn Broman | Duluth Rookie Basketball

Broman brothers headed to the ‘Big Dance’

Anders and Bjorn Broman scored their first basketball buckets as little tykes playing for The Salvation Army’s Rookie Basketball Association. Their most recent baskets, however, helped propel their college team, the Winthrop Eagles into the NCAA basketball tournament...

March 8, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army family store

You asked, we answered: Why our stores can’t accept all donations

There are valid reasons why Salvation Army Stores cannot accept everything you so graciously donate...

March 8, 2017 | Stories

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Housing program saves dollars, dignity

Taxpayers pay about $40,000 for every person who lives on the streets for one year. This innovative program can help...

March 6, 2017 | Stories

Girl at Food Shelf

Prayer topic: The hungry

The ache of an empty stomach is a pain many of us will never know. If you are a parent, can you imagine the heartbreak of telling your child there simply is no food today?...

March 2, 2017 | Blogs

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