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National Donut Day | June 2, 2017

National Donut Day: Find a ‘freebie’ on Friday, June 2

Did you know The Salvation Army is often credited with popularizing the donut in America? It all started during World War I when female Salvation Army soldiers--affectionately referred to as Donut Girls--brought donuts to American GI's on the front lines in France...

May 24, 2017 | Stories

Team Cobras performs a race challenge

‘Amazing’ racers prove any team can win

Unlike marathons and muddy obstacle-course races, practically every team that competes in The MOST Amazing Race has a legitimate shot at winning...

May 24, 2017 | Featured

Roxanne is pictured outside the Mankato Salvation Army

Mankato: Family counseling program catching fire

A Salvation Army counseling program called Pathway of Hope has become so popular in Mankato, Minn. that it now includes a waiting list for more families to join. The program helps create a path out of poverty for families with children under the age of 18...

May 23, 2017 | Stories

Emergency Disaster Services training program

Disaster volunteer training in northern Minn.

In preparation for a potential natural disaster to strike in northern Minnesota, The Salvation Army will host a two day event for volunteers interested in serving during a time of crisis...

May 23, 2017 | Stories

The MOST Amazing Race

Registration now open: MOST Amazing Race Oct. 7

The Salvation Army’s MOST Amazing Race is an experience. It’s all of the most exciting things you’ll do in a single year, packed into a single day. It’s your backstage pass to the Twin Cities. Registration is now open for the event on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017...

May 22, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army disaster services

Salvation Army supports survivors after Chetek, Wis. tornado

The Salvation Army is on the ground in Chetek, Wisconsin to support emergency personnel and survivors after a tornado struck this week...

May 18, 2017 | Press Releases

Street drawing of William Booth preaching

Founder’s 150-year-old sermons still resonate

It is estimated that Salvation Army founder, William Booth, traveled 5 million miles and preached 60,000 sermons in his lifetime. Two common themes of Booth’s preaching were urgency for saving souls, and the undeniable connection between faith and works. It’s no wonder these became foundational values of The Salvation Army...

May 18, 2017 | Blogs

"Pull for The Salvation Army" in Courtland, Minn. at RiverRidge Gun Club

‘Pull for The Salvation Army’ is Saturday in Courtland

The annual “Pull for The Salvation Army” fundraising event which benefits The Salvation Army Men’s Shelter is this Saturday, May 20 at River Ridge Gun Club in Courtland, Minn...

May 18, 2017 | Press Releases

Major Linda Fjellman

Mankato: 60 percent of shelter guests find housing

Nearly 50 of the 78 men who stayed at the Mankato Salvation Army’s men’s shelter during the 2016/2017 winter season went on to secure permanent housing...

May 18, 2017 | Stories

Christina Trejo 2017 Volunteer of the Year winner

2017 Youth Volunteer of the Year winner: Christina Trejo

The Salvation Army is celebrating Christina Trejo, the Northern Division's 2017 Youth Volunteer of the Year...

May 15, 2017 | Stories

Volunteer of the Year 2017, Keith Ableiter

2017 Individual Volunteer of the Year winner: Keith Ableiter

Congratulations to Keith Ableiter, the 2017 Individual Volunteer of the Year in the Salvation Army Northern Division...

May 15, 2017 | Stories

Racks of clothes at a Salvation Army Store

2017 Lifetime Volunteer winner: Ronald Newman

Since 1970, Ronald Newman has volunteered with the Austin Salvation Army officially. Newman was born hearing impaired and grew up in The Salvation Army...

May 15, 2017 | Stories

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