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Backpack giveaway for back to school

Brainerd Lakes Area backpack giveaway Aug. 17 – 18

The Brainerd Lakes Salvation Army will give away backpacks and school supplies this Thursday and Friday to help offset the expense of sending kids back to school...

August 17, 2017 | Press Releases

State Fair Parking at The Salvation Army Booth Brown House

Volunteer, earn a free ticket to the MN State Fair

Have fun, support a good cause and earn a free ticket to The Minnesota State Fair, all in a few hours...

August 17, 2017 | Press Releases

backpacks donated to SA by The Mike Zimmer Foundation

MN Vikings coach Mike Zimmer visits The Salvation Army, donates backpacks

The Mike Zimmer Foundation donates backpacks filled with school supplies to students at The Salvation Army....

August 16, 2017 | Press Releases

VAST counseling

Post-prison ministry offers support, community

The Salvation Army's post-prison ministry offers support and community to men and women who are determined to rebuild their lives. Here's one staff member's take on why it's working...

August 15, 2017 | Blogs

Cashier at Salvation Army Stores smiles as she helps customer

St. Cloud Salvation Army Family Store up for sale

The St. Cloud Salvation Army Family Store is up for sale, but it's business as usual for now. The sale will not impact Salvation Army services and programs...

August 3, 2017 | Press Releases

Youth with new backpack from Salvation Army

Back-to-school supply drives, giveaways in MN, ND

Looking for free backpacks and school supplies? The Salvation Army can help. We are also accepting school supply donations to help meet the need...

August 1, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army serving food at Veterans StandDown

Salvation Army supports StandDown for Veterans

The Salvation Army is supporting veterans at the 2017 StandDown for Veterans event at Fort Snelling in St. Paul...

August 1, 2017 | Press Releases

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services at bridge collapse

Remembering the 35W bridge collapse, 10 years later

The Salvation Army honors the 10th anniversary of the 35W bridge collapse, and reflects on the opportunity to help the survivors and first responders...

August 1, 2017 | Stories

Russell Gutsche learns Russian

Employee learns Russian to better serve

A Salvation Army case manager decides to learn one of the toughest foreign languages, all to better serve his community...

July 28, 2017 | Featured

Members of the Summer Music and Gospel Arts Crew

Music program turns kids into leaders (video)

Seven teenagers from across Minnesota have become better musicians and leaders thanks to an innovative pilot program offered at The Salvation Army Northwoods Camp in Finlayson, Minn...

July 27, 2017 | Stories

a man reaching for bottled water

Three tips for a safe summer

Summer is in full swing! With the right preparation, you can enjoy the best activities of summer safely. Here are our top three tips...

July 26, 2017 | Blogs

Police cadets at Harbor Light

Police cadets volunteer, connect with community

Minneapolis police cadets volunteer at three Salvation Army locations to connect with the community...

July 21, 2017 | Stories

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