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Celebrate the Light

‘Celebrate the Light’ begins final year in Willmar (video)

One of Minnesota’s most famous Christmas displays is about to begin its 10th and final year of dazzling holiday sightseers in Willmar, Minn...

November 22, 2017 | Stories

Little girl giving at a kettle

Ever wonder where The Salvation Army red kettle got its start?

The red kettle has been an American icon for 127 years. From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, the ubiquitous buckets can be found outside thousands of storefronts in small towns and big cities across the country. Here's how it all started...

November 16, 2017 | Stories

The Big Brass Blast

2017 Red kettle season kicks off with Big Brass Blast

The Twin Cities Salvation Army officially kicks off Christmas with The Big Brass Blast on Friday, Nov. 17 at Mall of America...

November 15, 2017 | Press Releases

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Mother and son vs. utility disconnection

Matthew is a Personal Care Attendant for his mother, Linda, who lives with brain damage and physical limitations. Although Matthew had been doing his best to care for his mom, money was tight, and he’d fallen behind on their energy bill...

November 15, 2017 | Stories

We've set a place for you this Thanksgiving

Free Thanksgiving dinners

The Salvation Army is offering several free Thanksgiving meals to the public. All are invited, no registration required...

November 10, 2017 | Featured

Happy Veteran’s Day from The Salvation Army

With Veteran’s Day approaching on Nov. 11, now is a great time to remind donors that their gifts to The Salvation Army fund critical programs that serve men and women in uniform...

November 9, 2017 | Stories

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Fired worker vs. poor eyesight

John’s eyesight had been deteriorating for three years, and it finally landed him in a catch-22. He had lost his job because of his poor eyesight, but when he’d been employed, he did not have good health insurance or enough money to see an optometrist...

November 8, 2017 | Stories

Trish Thacker, Executive Director of Harbor Light Center

New leader at Harbor Light brings unique perspective

Meet Trish Thacker, the new Executive Director of The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis...

November 8, 2017 | Stories

Toy Shop Tables Full of Toys

Twin Cities Toy Shop registration opens, toys needed

The Salvation Army expects to serve 23,000 children at its Toy Shops this year, registration is open and toy donations are needed...

November 8, 2017 | Press Releases

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Single mom vs. online shopping

Wendy is a low-income single mom with two young daughters. A Salvation Army social worker took her to a retail store to purchase back-to-school supplies for her girls. When they arrived, Wendy was disappointed to learn that the sale she’d heard about was only offered online...

November 1, 2017 | Stories

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Woman vs. work clothes

A woman named Tricia came to The Salvation Army with a simple but critically important need: work clothes...

October 31, 2017 | Stories

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Paralyzed man vs. hunger

An older gentleman named Gus came to The Salvation Army in need of food and other assistance. The right side of his body was paralyzed due to a stroke he’d suffered recently. He began having trouble...

October 27, 2017 | Stories

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