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Army In Action

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Elderly woman adjusting thermostat

Army HeatShare program wins national award

Local Salvation Army program that has helped for 33 years is honored with a national award...

July 6, 2015 | Stories

Your gift to provide food will be matched in July

Food shelf donations matched in July

When you give financially, donations to our food shelves across Minnesota will be matched, up to $5,000...

July 1, 2015 | Featured

Brett Bruvold found the keys to success at The Salvation Army

Formerly homeless man recalls ‘key’ to his comeback

For Brett Bruvold, the most demoralizing aspect of being homeless wasn’t his lack of food or housing. It was his lack of keys...

June 30, 2015 | Stories

North Dakota State Fair Food Drive

10 reasons why we love the North Dakota State Fair

With opening day of the North Dakota State Fair on July 17 inching closer and closer, we couldn't help but reflect on our excitement. What is it about the state fair that makes us smile from ear to ear as we plan our trip with friends and family? For some...

June 29, 2015 | Stories

MOST Amazing Race qualifier starting line

MOST Amazing mother/son team finally able to race

After five years, Michele Erding and her 22-year-old son, Tyler, are finally able to compete in the MOST Amazing Race together. Michele was so excited, she set her alarm to sign up in the middle of the night...

June 25, 2015 | Stories

Kids board a Salvation Army bus

Summer youth programs a boon across MN, ND (video)

School's out, and some parents are having a difficult time paying for the added expenses of child care, weekday lunches and summer activities. Thankfully, The Salvation Army offers fantastic solutions...

June 24, 2015 | Stories


10 simple ways to support The Salvation Army

There are many ways you can support The Salvation Army. Scroll through this list and you just might find a few additional ways to do the most good...

June 19, 2015 | Stories

Nepal earthquake relief

Nepal earthquake relief continues (updated 6/17, plus new video)

The Nepal earthquake has all but vanished from the news cycle, yet Salvation Army staff and volunteers maintain that the need for humanitarian relief is still sky high – especially in rural villages (watch video)...

June 17, 2015 | Stories

MOST Amazing Race finish line

$10k match: Two weeks left to double your donation

Now through June 30, Degree of Honor life insurance company is matching all gifts made to teams competing in this year’s 10th anniversary MOST Amazing Race. Up to $10,000 worth of matching funds are available...

June 17, 2015 | Stories

Most Amazing Race participants

Eight things to expect during The MOST Amazing Race

Each year, The MOST Amazing Race creates exciting experiences for racers and volunteers, alike, but there are also ten things that we've come to expect...

June 10, 2015 | Stories

Salvation Army Harbor Light Shelter

Months-long housing search worth the wait

Aaron has been homeless for the past 18 months, and has experienced homelessness for more than 10 years of his lifetime. This week, he finally has a home...

June 10, 2015 | Blogs

Salvation Army caseworker helps woman

Donations in Action: Caseworkers listen, give

Two women must give up custody of their children, and a hard-working man almost loses his home – two of the many ways your donations allow Salvation Army caseworkers to listen, and give, to people in need...

June 9, 2015 | Stories

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