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Army In Action

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Elderly woman adjusting thermostat

Ecolab pledges $100,000 to HeatShare

Ecolab anticipates energy savings and passes the benefit on to The Salvation Army….

February 26, 2015 | Stories

CenterPoint Energy is the presenting sponsor of the 2015 MOST Amazing Race

MOST Amazing Race: Hooray for milestone year, sponsor

The Salvation Army’s 10th annual MOST Amazing Race kicks off exactly five months from today on Saturday, July 25. Just as thrilling, CenterPoint Energy has agreed to take the reins as presenting sponsor for the second consecutive year…

February 25, 2015 | Stories

Fergus Falls staff with the bowls that helped them purchase new kitchen equipment

‘Empty bowls’ fills great need in Fergus Falls hot meal program

They might start out as “empty bowls,” but they certainly help to fill a great need at The Fergus Falls Salvation Army. Thanks to empty bowls, Fergus Falls recently purchased a greatly desired range and oven…

February 24, 2015 | Stories

Carol LaFleur volunteers at Harbor Light

The hardest part of being homeless? Loneliness

Carol LaFleur can tell you, from experience, that one of the most difficult parts of being homeless is the isolation. “The way people look at you, it’s like you could die on the street and nobody would care,” she said…

February 23, 2015 | Stories

Justin Keene

Justin Keene was addicted to meth … until God spoke

Justin Keene spent four years homeless and addicted to crystal methamphetamine. While in jail, God spoke to him. He promptly enrolled at the Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center in Minneapolis. He’s never been the same…

February 20, 2015 | Stories

Man walking into Rochester Salvation Army wearing a coat

When the temperature drops, we open doors

It’s cold, again, and once again The Salvation Army will be there for those who need shelter from the rugged temperatures through our programs across Minnesota and North Dakota…

February 19, 2015 | Stories

Hand putting money in a red kettle

Charitable giving good for your health and happiness

Giving not only feels good, it’s good for you, too…

February 18, 2015 | Stories

Salvation Army caseworker

Donations in action: Living in cars, evictions, and more

Helping to keep a man from losing his home after he used his rent payment to travel to his son’s funeral – one of the many ways your donation to The Salvation Army has made a difference. Read more stories like this…

February 16, 2015 | Stories

Oil rig in Williston, North Dakota

Fargo man’s story of hope started with Williston oil boom

Hope is powerful. Hope for a better future drove James Boyd from California to North Dakota for employment so he could support his wife, sons and seek a better life…

February 12, 2015 | Stories

Gym at Central Ave Salvation Army

Getting heart healthy, without breaking the bank

You can stay healthy, you can workout here and not go into debt doing it…

February 11, 2015 | Stories

Black Delegates International Congress, 1914

Remembering diversity in our history

How African American leadership played a key role in the beginning of The Salvation Army in America…

February 10, 2015 | Featured

Fresh produce

Fresh produce offered by the pallet in Hibbing

Every first Wednesday of the month and second Thursday of the month food by the truckloads arrives at the Hibbing Salvation Army…

February 9, 2015 | Stories

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