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How your purchases at our stores help others

Salvation Army Stores are known for selling gently-used items at a fraction of the price, but the funds raised from purchases offer so much more...

May 25, 2016 | Blogs

ATV donated from Polaris to Salvation Army

Salvation Army completes $1.36 million rescue and relief fleet

Minnesota-based Polaris has donated a complete rescue and relief fleet of off-road vehicles to The Salvation Army to help them respond quickly and effectively in disasters...

May 24, 2016 | Press Releases

Salvation Army social worker

Donation in Action: Bedbugs be gone

A grandmother caring for her five grandkids receives hope, a man can finally take a hot shower again, another man finds a friend – three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

May 19, 2016 | Stories

My Pillow inventor Mike Lindell

Eight stories that show how we do it

Check out these stories from our 2016 edition of Scope magazine...

May 18, 2016 | Featured

Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis

Community effort improves safety at Harbor Light

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis is now a safer place. Through a community effort and government partnerships, there is less crime in front of the building on Currie Street, and fewer police and ambulance calls are being reported. In 2014, The Salvation Army created the Harbor Light Safety Committee by joining forces with these f…

May 18, 2016 | Stories

"Stamp Out Hunger" donations in Brainerd, Minn.

Near record lows didn’t freeze food donations

The near record low temperatures over the weekend were no match for the country’s letter carriers. Not rain, sleet, snow, nor near record lows could prevent carriers from ensuring not only the mail got through, but thousands of pounds of food too...

May 17, 2016 | Stories

Tall ladder

Devotional: Dump the weight, climb the ladder

Imagine how difficult it would be to climb a tall ladder with a massive weight hanging on your back. In the same way, sin is a weight that impedes our progress toward a deeper relationship with God in heaven...

May 16, 2016 | Stories

Volunteers pray with tornado survivors

Nat’l Sal Army Week, Part VII: Love in disasters

Salvation Army disaster volunteers do more than serve meals and drinks to survivors and first responders. Some of the volunteers provide another critical service...

May 15, 2016 | Stories

Shelter guest at Harbor Light

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part VI: Providing shelter

On any given night, The Salvation Army houses about 1,050 people across Minnesota and North Dakota. We operate 50 housing facilities that provide three main types of housing services...

May 14, 2016 | Stories


Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part V: Kids in poverty

Children who grow up in poverty tend to stay in poverty as adults. The Salvation Army is trying to change that sad reality through critical programs that are breaking the cycle...

May 13, 2016 | Stories

Salvation Army Family Store

Stores offer items for free during disaster

At The Salvation Army stores in outstate Minnesota and North Dakota you can find great deals on clothing, furniture, household goods and much more. But the stores also serve our communities in an important way during times of disaster...

May 12, 2016 | Stories

Checkout counter at Salvation Army store

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part IV: Rehabilitation

When you shop at or donate to Salvation Army stores in Minnesota and North Dakota, you fund Salvation Army rehabilitation programs and other services that change lives...

May 12, 2016 | Stories

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