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Mike and Bri help their daughter off the bus

Family emerges from brink of disaster

Mike and Brie Thrugstad’s lives had become so dire, they were ready to give up their two daughters just so the kids could have adequate food and shelter...

November 16, 2015 | Stories

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Minnesotans do the ‘Max’ good with nearly $100K in gifts

For the second year in a row, The Salvation Army Northern Division topped $100,000 in donations on Give to the Max Day in Minnesota. Also in back-to-back years, total donations for the day topped $18 million for charities and schools across the state...

November 13, 2015 | Stories

People dishing up Christmas dinner plates

Holiday season is here and The Salvation Army is ready

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and The Salvation Army is ready to serve thousands of holiday meals and give away thousands of toys and a lot more to ensure Thanksgiving and Christmas is enjoyable for families across Minnesota and North Dakota...

November 13, 2015 | Stories

holding a turkey

7 seasonal items needed at food shelves

As the holidays approach, demand for seasonal items in our food pantries and number of visitors increase.

November 13, 2015 | Stories

Kettle gifts become hot meals

Kettle Donations: Filling empty bellies

This week's edition of the "Kettle Donations" series explains how your red kettle gifts become hot meals...

November 13, 2015 | Featured

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Give now on ‘Give to the Max Day’

Please make The Salvation Army your charity of choice today during Give to the Max Day 2015...

November 12, 2015 | Featured

Toy Shop Tables Full of Toys

Toy Shop registration opens

Roseville, Minn. - For more than 50 years, The Twin Cities Salvation Army has provided local families with the opportunity to shop, for free, for Christmas gifts for their children. We have served hundreds of thousands of kids, helping to make the holidays bright for families who may be struggling financially. “Every child should have a wonderful…

November 9, 2015 | Press Releases

Letter from Evangeline Booth

Veteran mails century-old letter that still rings true

A Salvation Army donor recently mailed us a gift that also included a copy of an incredible letter dated Aug. 1, 1919...

November 6, 2015 | Stories

Kettle donations help kids

Kettle Donations: Serving kids in need

This week's edition of the "Kettle Donations" series explains how your red kettle gifts help kids in need...

November 6, 2015 | Stories

Lt Grant Holloway of the Brainerd Salvation Army

Fighting hunger is all about the details

The Salvation Army’s effectiveness in hunger abatement can be traced to our innovative food programs that serve unique needs and stretch donations further...

November 4, 2015 | Stories

Kettle donation illustration of heat assistance

Kettle Donations: Gifts ignite furnaces

This week's edition of the "Kettle Donations" series explains how your red kettle gifts heat families' homes...

November 2, 2015 | Featured


Twin Cities Coats for Kids serves record number

Thanks to generous donors, nearly 9,000 children have new winter coats, hats, mittens, and other accessories to keep them warm this winter...

October 30, 2015 | Press Releases

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