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General Andre Cox

A Christmas message from The Salvation Army’s world leader

General André Cox, international leader of The Salvation Army, delivers his Christmas message for 2016...

December 19, 2016 | Press Releases

Anthony Raj

Volunteer chooses giving over mourning

Anthony Raj Sr. could have spent Dec. 12 mourning the loss of his son. Instead, he chose to celebrate him...

December 19, 2016 | Featured

Chad Greenway

Vikings, students join forces to give back

The Minnesota Vikings join forces with local students to support The Salvation Army and given back to our community...

December 19, 2016 | Press Releases

Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

Devotional: Christmas through the eyes of a three-year-old

One of my mother’s Christmas traditions is to withhold baby Jesus from her nativity set until Christmas morning. One year, when her firstborn grandson -- my nephew -- was about three years old, he asked her, “Grandma, where is baby Jesus?”...

December 15, 2016 | Blogs

prison bars

North Dakota prisoners make, donate crafts

Ten prisoners at the James River Correctional Center in Jamestown, N.D., have created handmade crafts that The Salvation Army is distributing as Christmas presents to local families in need in nearby Valley City...

December 15, 2016 | Stories

Salvation Army kettle

Saint Grand is back with even larger gifts

Saint Grand is back and making even bigger gifts. Since 2011, this anonymous donor has been slipping bundles of $100 bills in Salvation Army kettles...

December 14, 2016 | Press Releases

Happy bell ringers

Christmas News Center 2016

Your one-stop shop for Salvation Army holiday stories and updates in Minnesota and North Dakota...

December 13, 2016 | Featured

Salvation Army volunteer bell ringer

Bell ringers, kettle donations critically short

The Salvation Army is in dire need of bell ringers and kettle donations. Christmas Campaign donations are hundreds of thousands behind...

December 11, 2016 | Press Releases

Ashley Smaller, Pathway of Hope participant

St. Paul mom finds path to opening her own bakery

As a busy mom to four children, Ashley Smaller has always worked hard and hoped to inspire her children...

December 9, 2016 | Stories

Michael Winterringer

No joke: Bell ringer’s last name is Winterringer

A 45-year-old man in Grand Rapids, Minn., is scheduled to ring bells in the cold and snow for more than 200 hours this Christmas season. Incredibly, the man’s last name is none other than …

December 8, 2016 | Stories

Salvation Army kettle

Here’s how your kettle donations add up

When you volunteer to bell ring or give at a red kettle, you help improve, and even save lives. The money dropped in a kettle goes right back into your local community...

December 5, 2016 | Stories

Bob Kipples portrait

Five burning questions for bell ringing firefighter

St. Paul firefighter Bob Kipples explains the connection between firefighters and The Salvation Army, why he supports us and – on a separate note – whether he has ever rescued a puppy from a burning building...

December 2, 2016 | Stories

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