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Volunteer placing rolls on baking sheet

You’re invited to Thanksgiving at our place

The Salvation Army helps families gear up for turkey day by giving away turkeys and all the fixings to hundreds of families in need. The next item on our Thanksgiving agenda is just as tasty: free, hot turkey meals where community members can come together and share thanks...

November 19, 2015 | Stories

Pile of thank you notes

These 100 thank you notes belong to you

Salvation Army supporters helped provide services to each author of the 100 thank you letters we received...

November 24, 2015 | Featured

Father and son on Giving Tuesday

After a weekend of deals, Giving Tuesday promotes being #unselfie

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now we have Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back...

November 24, 2015 | Stories

Free Thanksgiving meals, open to the public and the media

The Salvation Army is offering a free, traditional Thanksgiving dinner to the public at the following times and locations. The media is invited to attend. Please contact Julie Borgen, Twin Cities Media Relations Director, 612-201-6163...

November 24, 2015 | Press Releases

carrying boxes of food

7 ways to fight hunger this month

Hunger is an issue that affects thousands in our community daily. As we move into the holidays, see how you can fight hunger in your local community...

November 24, 2015 | Blogs

Justin Morneau with youth who collected coats to meet him

Justin Morneau needs your help: Donate coats, meet him

Roseville, Minn.- For the seventh year in a row, former Minnesota Twins All-Star Justin Morneau is collecting coats for The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center. But donations are running behind last year’s, and he needs your help to meet the goal of 1,500 coats, by Sat., Nov. 28. So far, fans have donated about 1,000 coats for homeless men an…

November 23, 2015 | Press Releases

Young men ring outside Cub Foods

Kettle Kickoff raises $90K in Twin Cities

Volunteer bell ringers came out in droves today during Kettle Kickoff 2015, with more than 1,000 of them staffing 109 kettles at Cub Foods locations across the Twin Cities metro area and at Mall of America...

November 21, 2015 | Stories

Kettle donations become groceries for hungry families

Kettle Donations: Feeding families

This week's edition of the "Kettle Donations" series explains how your red kettle gifts become bags of groceries…

November 20, 2015 | Featured

Salvation Army kettle

Red Kettle season: Just 28 days to raise $3 million in the Twin Cities

The Twin Cities Salvation Army kicks off a new season of bell ringing on Sat. Nov. 21, as nearly 1,000 people staff kettles across the metro area, from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. With fewer days to ring this year, the Army has just 28 days to collect $3 million dollars in red kettles; part of it's $11.6 million Christmas goal...

November 19, 2015 | Press Releases

Tom Canfield poses at The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center

The astonishing testimony of Tom Canfield

There’s only one way to explain how Tom Canfield arrived at The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center: divine transportation...

November 18, 2015 | Testimonials

Gift wrapping for Operation Toy Lift

Operation Toy Lift connects families during tough times (video)

Operation Toy Lift keeps incarcerated parents connected with their children at Christmas...

November 17, 2015 | Stories

Mike and Bri help their daughter off the bus

Family emerges from brink of disaster

Mike and Brie Thrugstad’s lives had become so dire, they were ready to give up their two daughters just so the kids could have adequate food and shelter...

November 16, 2015 | Stories

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