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Prayer written in e-News story plays out in real life

A day after we sent our e-News subscribers a story titled "Prayer Topic: The Hungry," a reader emailed us this curious note: "I thought you may be encouraged to hear how the Lord used an email you sent to me. Please call me at your convenience..."

March 16, 2017 | Stories

Free produce market offers oasis in an urban “Food Desert”

Minnesota may enjoy being among the top five healthiest states in the country, but for the poorest among us, there is a different side to that coin. We rank seventh-worst in the nation for access to healthy food...

March 15, 2017 | Press Releases

Tom Giroux portrait

Heartwarming deed helps couple avoid financial ruin

Just when Tom and Shirley Giroux thought their financial freefall was over, their furnace conked out. Thankfully, The Salvation Army's HeatShare program was able to offer relief...

March 15, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army free prayer sign

Story comes full circle, under incredible circumstances

The woman looked exhausted, frail, and thin. I wanted to pray with her, but I was too timid to ask...

March 14, 2017 | Blogs

Donations in Action: ‘Broken’ woman finds hope

A 'repeatedly broken' woman receives hope, a veteran's spirit is resurrected, a couple doesn't have to fight cancer in the dark ... four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

March 13, 2017 | Stories

Anders and Bjorn Broman | Duluth Rookie Basketball

Broman brothers headed to the ‘Big Dance’

Anders and Bjorn Broman scored their first basketball buckets as little tykes playing for The Salvation Army’s Rookie Basketball Association. Their most recent baskets, however, helped propel their college team, the Winthrop Eagles into the NCAA basketball tournament...

March 8, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army family store

You asked, we answered: Why our stores can’t accept all donations

There are valid reasons why Salvation Army Stores cannot accept everything you so graciously donate...

March 8, 2017 | Stories

Apartment building

Housing program saves dollars, dignity

Taxpayers pay about $40,000 for every person who lives on the streets for one year. This innovative program can help...

March 6, 2017 | Stories

Girl at Food Shelf

Prayer topic: The hungry

The ache of an empty stomach is a pain many of us will never know. If you are a parent, can you imagine the heartbreak of telling your child there simply is no food today?...

March 2, 2017 | Blogs

Hand reaching for fresh produce at food distribution

Watch this video to give a meal

Did you know that The Salvation Army can stretch your dollar to purchase three times as many meals as you can get at a grocery store? Watch the video below to see what that looks like in terms of actual groceries. Every view of the video during March provides a meal to a neighbor in need...

March 2, 2017 | Stories

Young boy reads book

Mission: Literacy program makes reading fun for students

Schools around the nation are celebrating today, March 2, as Dr. Seuss's birthday, more commonly known as Read Across America Day. Students participating in the St. Paul Payne Ave. Salvation Army after-school program chose to celebrate by reading a Dr. Seuss classic, "Green Eggs and Ham." These students have been working on their reading skills through the Mission: Literacy curriculum since we began offering it...

March 2, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army Featured Partner: Minnesota FoodShare

Only days left in food donation match

Anything donated to The Salvation Army food shelves during Minnesota FoodShare month will be matched...

February 28, 2017 | Featured

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