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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

Cliff Robinson portrait

First time ever: Single father has home, job

Clifton Robinson is 36 years old. For the first time in his life, he has a full-time job and his own apartment. “I am happy now,” said Robinson, a proud resident of Austin, Minn...

February 27, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Veteran thrives, a hungry baby is fed

A hungry baby is fed, a reluctant man receives food and shelter, a woman gets tires for the car she'd been living in ... three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

February 24, 2017 | Stories

Minot Worship and Service Center

Minot charities compete for thousands in trivia contest tonight

The Salvation Army will compete against at least two other nonprofits in the Battle of the Christian Charities and the winner takes home cash donations and the trivia title...

February 22, 2017 | Press Releases

Salvation Army Adult Day Center participant winning an "Oscar"

Adult Day Center hosts its own 9th annual ‘Oscar’ party

Join the Maplewood Salvation Army's Adult Day Center in celebrating its own version of the Oscars, on Friday, March 3...

February 22, 2017 | Press Releases

Fire destroys Hibbing bus

Hibbing Salvation Army still in need of new bus after fire

On this Minnesota School Bus Driver Appreciation Day, the Hibbing Salvation Army could use a little help with a new bus...

February 22, 2017 | Press Releases

Portrait of Tom and Linda McGraw

Donor’s life is like a country music song

Tom McGraw’s life story has all the makings of a country music song. "I know about having nothing," admitted McGraw, a long-time supporter...

February 21, 2017 | Featured

Prison bars

Post-prison outreach program quadruples in size

The Salvation Army is helping to reduce criminal recidivism in Minnesota through a new post-prison outreach program called the Volunteer Aftercare Support Team, or VAST. In the past year, the program has quadrupled in size...

February 15, 2017 | Stories

2017 Giving Hearts Family

Giving Hearts Day raises nearly $125K for N.D. Salvation Army

It’s the greatest nonprofit fundraising day of the year in North Dakota and for the second year in a row, all six Salvation Army locations in the state participated in Giving Hearts Day on Thursday, Feb. 9. It resulted in donations of $124,240.09...

February 10, 2017 | Press Releases

Giving Hearts Day | Feb. 9

Giving Hearts Day sparks $15K donation in Jamestown

Less than 12 hours remain for North Dakota’s Giving Hearts Day match, and a major donation hopes to spark unprecedented giving in Jamestown. Yesterday a woman walked into the Jamestown Salvation Army’s Worship and Service Center and donated $15,000...

February 9, 2017 | Press Releases

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