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Colonels Lonneal and Patty Richardson

New Salvation Army commanders make history

The new leaders of The Salvation Army's Northern Division of Minnesota and North Dakota are making history as the first African Americans in their post...

August 1, 2016 | Press Releases

MOST Amazing Race teams

Racers are more ‘AMAZING’ than the race itself

Surprisingly, the most fascinating aspect of The Salvation Army’s MOST Amazing Race isn’t the whacky mental and physical challenges. Rather, it’s the racers themselves...

July 28, 2016 | Stories

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services in Ball Club, Minn. 562 x 374

Emergency Disaster Service teams busy in July

The month of July in 2016 will go down as one of the busiest in recent memory for The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster teams in Minnesota and North Dakota...

July 27, 2016 | Stories


Back-to-school donations and distributions

Back-to-school time will be here before we know it. Help with school supplies and backpacks is available at The Salvation Army...

July 27, 2016 | Stories

Food shelf donations proportionally matched in July

Food donations down, but it’s not too late to help

The month of July is coming to an end and with it a chance for The Salvation Army food shelves to have their donations matched (double your donation right now)...

July 21, 2016 | Press Releases

North Dakota State Fair | July 22-30

State Fair Food Drive: Donate goods, save on admission

The North Dakota State Fair starts this weekend, and on Monday, July 25, you can get a dollar off admission when you help people from all over the state by donating food...

July 20, 2016 | Stories

TC Salvation Army locations offering water during heat wave

Twin Cities locations open as cooling centers this week

All Salvation Army centers in the Twin Cities are open as cooling stations through Friday, July 22, as heat index tops 100 degrees...

July 19, 2016 | Press Releases


Four volunteer memories that inspire

The Salvation Army is fueled by the generous service of its dedicated volunteers. Our volunteers regularly declare that they are motivated to serve by the kindness of those receiving their help. Here are a few memories our volunteers have shared with us...

July 19, 2016 | Stories


Wash cars, be on the radio in Shakopee on July 22

Join us in Shakopee on Friday to help raise money for The Salvation Army by washing cars and RV's. It will all be broadcast live on WCCO radio on The John Williams Show...

July 18, 2016 | Press Releases

Child with arms up reaching for bubbles

Devotion: Three ways to demonstrate ‘faith like a child’

Asking for help was normal while we were growing up. Yet, as we mature society tells us that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Instead of following the world’s definition of maturity, here are three practical ways to demonstrate faith like a child today...

July 18, 2016 | Blogs

Individual plays Pokemon Go with a Poke Stop at The Salvation Army

What do Pokémon Go and The Salvation Army have in common?

It's happening everywhere. People are wandering the streets and venturing into the fields as they stare at their phones. Strangers are striking up conversations. Kids are actually getting outdoors to go on walks. Parents are driving around aimlessly. And all because of one thing...

July 15, 2016 | Stories

High school student works with teacher

Meet the 2016 Twin Cities Linden Scholarship winners

Written by Julie Borgen, Twin Cities media relations director at The Salvation Army Northern Division Six local students are celebrating after earning a $3,000 scholarship from The Salvation Army to help pay for college this fall. In the mid 1970s, St. Paul native Pearl H. Linden and her two sisters left $1.25 million to several charities, including a…

July 14, 2016 | Stories

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