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We've set a place for you this Thanksgiving

Free Thanksgiving dinners

The Salvation Army is offering several free Thanksgiving meals to the public. All are invited, no registration required...

November 10, 2017 | Press Releases

Happy Veteran’s Day from The Salvation Army

With Veteran’s Day approaching on Nov. 11, now is a great time to remind donors that their gifts to The Salvation Army fund critical programs that serve men and women in uniform...

November 9, 2017 | Stories

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Fired worker vs. poor eyesight

John’s eyesight had been deteriorating for three years, and it finally landed him in a catch-22. He had lost his job because of his poor eyesight, but when he’d been employed, he did not have good health insurance or enough money to see an optometrist...

November 8, 2017 | Stories

Trish Thacker, Executive Director of Harbor Light Center

New leader at Harbor Light brings unique perspective

Meet Trish Thacker, the new Executive Director of The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis...

November 8, 2017 | Stories

Toy Shop Tables Full of Toys

Twin Cities Toy Shop registration opens, toys needed

The Salvation Army expects to serve 23,000 children at its Toy Shops this year, registration is open and toy donations are needed...

November 8, 2017 | Press Releases

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Single mom vs. online shopping

Wendy is a low-income single mom with two young daughters. A Salvation Army social worker took her to a retail store to purchase back-to-school supplies for her girls. When they arrived, Wendy was disappointed to learn that the sale she’d heard about was only offered online...

November 1, 2017 | Stories

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Woman vs. work clothes

A woman named Tricia came to The Salvation Army with a simple but critically important need: work clothes...

October 31, 2017 | Stories

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Paralyzed man vs. hunger

An older gentleman named Gus came to The Salvation Army in need of food and other assistance. The right side of his body was paralyzed due to a stroke he’d suffered recently. He began having trouble...

October 27, 2017 | Stories

Lt. Matthew Beatty serves in Puerto Rico

Grand Forks, N.D. officer sends glimpses of Puerto Rico aftermath

Lt. Matthew Beatty is busy serving survivors of Hurricane Maria on behalf of The Salvation Army’s Disaster Services Team...

October 27, 2017 | Stories

Justin Morneau's Autograph

Donate coats, meet Justin Morneau

For the ninth year in a row, former Minnesota Twins All-Star Justin Morneau is collecting coats for The Harbor Light Center. Donate for a chance to meet him...

October 26, 2017 | Press Releases

Calling All Musicians for The Big Brass Blast

Brass musicians needed for kettle kickoff event at MOA

Brass band musicians wanted for the Big Brass Blast, a musical event that will kick off bell ringing season on Nov. 17 at Mall of America....

October 25, 2017 | Press Releases

A woman reads Northern Highlights magazine

Bold steps: Northern Highlights 2017

The magazine features incredible stories about the people, children and families you’ve impacted by donating your time and money...

October 23, 2017 | Stories

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