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The Crossing at Big Lake, a Salvation Army housing facility in Minnesota

From chaos to The Crossing

Trauma, hard luck, loss of job, there are many different ways families can find themselves homeless. The Salvation Army in Minnesota offers permanent supportive housing throughout the state to help families move from uncertainty to stability by providing homes for weary hearts and heads…

October 17, 2014 | Stories

Dena Bennett, teaching financial classes at the Fargo Salvation Army

In Fargo, fishing means finances

The Salvation Army in Fargo, North Dakota, is breathing life into the old saying: Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime…

October 10, 2014 | Stories

Project Heat mobile homes in Williston

Cold weather shelter preparing for year two in Williston

At long last, homeless people in Williston, North Dakota, have a warm place to sleep. In February 2014, the Williston Salvation Army and New Hope Wesleyan Church opened a new cold-weather transitional shelter program called Project Heat…

October 10, 2014 | Stories

Motorcyclist's jacket with Salvation Army crest

Northern Highlights: An extraordinary view

These are the extraordinary people and programs of The Salvation Army across Minn. and N.D. over the past year…

October 9, 2014 | Featured

Jack Wahlquist

Formerly homeless youth a ‘Jack’ of all trades

Two years ago, Jack Wahlquist was a 17-year-old kid living in a turbulent household in St. Paul. He’d reached his tipping point, and did the only thing he could: get out…

October 8, 2014 | Stories

Flowers in a field

Devotional: God uses us to provide for others

When you donate to the Salvation Army Store, you give clothing a second life and families a second chance. When you donate to our red kettles, you give individuals and families support to get back on their feet. When you donate to the food shelf, you give an opportunity for a mother to strengthen her children through nourishment and a family meal together…

October 3, 2014 | Stories

Tammy Tescher

Case manager reflects on first veteran served

It’s been nearly two years since Salvation Army case manager Tammy Tescher helped her first veteran secure permanent housing in Dickinson, North Dakota. She remembers it like yesterday…

September 29, 2014 | Stories

appreciated stock line graph

Tax advantages of donating stock

The booming stock market can provide big tax advantages for stockholders interested in donating shares…

September 25, 2014 | Featured

Captain Jim Brickson

Captain Jim Brickson: Miles from ordinary

Although Captain Jim Brickson’s interests seemingly run counter to those of traditional pastors, he’s found ways of using them to glorify God and advance the mission of The Salvation Army…

September 23, 2014 | Stories

Tractor harvesting a bright green field

Change in seasons calls for change in efforts

When the leaves change colors, mornings and evenings are met with an extra crisp in the air, and coats begin to come out of the closet…

September 22, 2014 | Stories

Salvation Army workers respond to Ebola crisis

Salvation Army increases response to Ebola crisis

Ebola is a health crisis ‘unparalleled in modern times’ according to the United Nations, and The Salvation Army is increasing its emergency response in the West African nation of Liberia. (See photos.)…

September 18, 2014 | Stories

General Andre Cox

Global Salvation Army leader visits Minnesota

General André Cox’s most poignant statement about The Salvation Army’s commitment to faith in action came when he told a group of new church members: “You’re joining the Army now. There are no comfortable seats.” …

September 15, 2014 | Stories

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