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Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis

Chick-Fil-A donates 400 sandwiches to Harbor Light

Hundreds of people at Minnesota's largest homeless shelter will enjoy a special meal tonight, thanks to The Chick-Fil-A in Coon Rapids. The store is donating 400 sandwiches to The Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis on March 31...

March 31, 2016 | Press Releases

Angella Peck with two of her three kids

Success story: Goodbye drugs, hello stability

Less than a year ago, Angella Peck was living in a Northern Minnesota domestic violence shelter with her two kids – while pregnant with another...

March 28, 2016 | Featured

Leslie and son Jade

N.D. mom gets second chance, runs with it (video)

Single mother Leslie Penass of Williston, N.D. is a new person thanks to an innovative Salvation Army program that teaches families how to be self-sufficient...

March 24, 2016 | Stories

Mother and son who are homeless

New program to help kids of homeless families cope

Nearly any given day, the 62 beds at The Salvation Army in St. Cloud are all taken. That’s including the beds set aside in seven separate rooms for families with children. Homelessness can be especially difficult for kids, but a new program in St. Cloud hopes to ease its challenges...

March 24, 2016 | Stories

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Celebrate the power of Christ’s resurrection with us on Easter

This Sunday is Easter, a day when Christians all over the world will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Jesus did what no other has ever done in all of history. He raised himself bodily from the dead. (John 10:17-18) What kind of power does this take? While we...

March 23, 2016 | Stories

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An Easter message from The Salvation Army’s world leader

General André Cox, International Salvation Army leader, has a special message to share this Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

March 18, 2016 | Blogs

Single mother Rebecca receives food from The Salvation Army

Hey, food donors: Meet Rebecca (video)

The most efficient way to support families like Rebecca's: give to us online before FoodShare Month ends....

March 18, 2016 | Featured

Salvation Army Grocery Challenge

Blogger gets a taste of food insecurity (video)

Written by Heather Shue, blogger at Simply Save | Republished with permission from Editor’s Note: Heather participated in our Salvation Army grocery challenge as part of Minnesota FoodShare Month. Our goal: To shed light on how far a dollar can be stretched when donated to our food programs due to partnerships that allow us to pu…

March 17, 2016 | Blogs

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Devotional: The power of Jesus

There are many sources of energy in our world – oil, natural gas, solar, nuclear, to name but a few. Science provides us with some understanding of these types of energy. But there are other forms of energy about which science can tell us nothing. For example, what kind of energy is necessary to raise someone from the dead?...

March 15, 2016 | Blogs

A social worker helps a family

Donations in Action: Pray for these kids

Children find hope after their drug-addicted parents are imprisoned, a man receives furniture after a house fire, a woman pays it forward – three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

March 14, 2016 | Stories


New food safety measures keep guests safe and healthy

The Salvation Army relies on over one million pounds of "rescued food" each year. Now, new guidelines help to ensure the food is fresh and safe for our guests...

March 10, 2016 | Blogs

Chris Brekke volunteers for The Salvation Army

Volunteer sees firsthand how his donations are used

Chris Brekke is a regular volunteer who gets to see, with his own two eyes, precisely how The Salvation Army uses his donations to impact lives...

March 10, 2016 | Stories

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