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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

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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

Exterior of Albert Lea Salvation Army

Worship and Service Center under construction in Albert Lea

The Salvation Army is investing in Albert Lea for the long haul, as it undertakes a top-to-bottom remodel of the Worship and Service Center on Court Street, the first of its kind in more than 50 years...

July 14, 2016 | Press Releases

Major Mead loading flood kits for Emergency Disaster Services

A bucket of help is on its way to flooded areas in Minn.

The Salvation Army is providing 275 flood kits to areas of Minnesota hit hardest by the recent flooding...

July 14, 2016 | Press Releases


What’s in a grocery bag may surprise you

You may be surprised by what goes into the 186,000 grocery bags our food shelves give out each year...

July 13, 2016 | Featured

Salvation Army serving food and water in Ball Club after storm

Salvation Army helps in Itasca County state of emergency

Late in the evening on July 5, Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services volunteer Tom Isle received a call. A storm had just ripped through Itasca County and a little town named Ball Club needed a lot of help...

July 12, 2016 | Press Releases

Lord, I can't say it in words. Please just listen through my heart.

Devotion: Why pray?

In light of recent events, it's easy to ask, "Why pray?" It's easy to question His power and will. It's easy to falter in faith. And so I sat down to reflect on why we pray...

July 11, 2016 | Blogs

Food shelf scale

Three people, three eye-opening food stories

Michael, Angela and Kathy are three people with three different food needs...

July 6, 2016 | Stories

Volunteer helping kid on slide

Six ways to volunteer on your time

When life gets busy, finding time to volunteer can be more difficult. Luckily, we have a few ideas for you to try...

July 5, 2016 | Blogs

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