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Twin Cities Coats for Kids drive runs Oct. 5-18

The Salvation Army’s 30th annual Twin Cities Coats for Kids drive starts Monday, Oct. 5 and runs through Sunday, Oct. 18. Donations of new and gently used children’s coats and winter accessories can be dropped off at any metro area Cub Foods, Kowalski’s Markets, or Salvation Army worship and service center...

October 2, 2015 | Press Releases

Volunteer bell ringer wearing apron and holding bell

Bell ringer shares ‘singing selfies,’ encourages others to join (video)

A natural on stage, when Mark Lundquist bell rings he belts out Christmas tunes and somehow does it all while taking a “video selfie”...

October 2, 2015 | Stories

Tanya and her children

Four years later, formerly homeless family thriving

It’s been four years since Tanya and her kids because homeless. Today they are doing fantastic thanks to The Salvation Army's permanent supportive housing programs...

September 30, 2015 | Stories

Registered nurse Tracy Moore helps a patient

In Rochester, the doctor will see you now

Last year at The Salvation Army Good Samaritan Health Clinic in Rochester, nearly 200 medical volunteers provided healthcare to 700 people during 1,320 visits, and filled 3,700 prescriptions...

September 29, 2015 | Stories

Salvation Army supports first responders during Papal visit

Roseville, Minn.- Hundreds of thousands are expected to gather to see Pope Francis during his historic visit to Philadelphia Sept. 26 and 27.  The Salvation Army will be there to help support the first responders charged with keeping the event safe and orderly. Six mobile kitchens will be stationed throughout the city, providing food and beverages to pol…

September 25, 2015 | Press Releases

Matt and Dave Frauenshuh outside DQ Grill & Chill

DQ owner sweet on giving to The Salvation Army

Matt Frauenshuh is CEO of a company that owns 164 Dairy Queen Grill & Chill restaurants. He gives to The Salvation Army because of something his father taught him: “My dad taught me from a very young age that everything we are given is God’s, not ours..."

September 25, 2015 | Stories

Pope Francis, Evangeline Booth: Poor first mentality

Pope Francis' concern for the well-being of our world's poor reflects values held by the fourth general to The Salvation Army, Evangeline Booth.

September 24, 2015 | Blogs

Responding to the worst refugee crisis since World War II

The Salvation Army is providing food, shelter, medical aid, legal assistance, and emotional and spiritual care to refugees and migrants in 13 European countries. According to the International Organization for Migration, more than 360,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean Sea in the first eight months of 2015, representing more than a 63 percent increase over the yearly total in 2014...

September 22, 2015 | Press Releases

Agatha Fleming, who left a legacy gift to the Duluth Salvation Army

The life and legacy of Agatha Fleming (video)

Agatha Fleming led a life that demonstrated God's love for others. Upon her death in 2010, those who knew her closely spoke of her kindness and pure acceptance of others as they reflected on her life...

September 18, 2015 | Stories

Donors Dave and Pat Teskey

Couple proves giving yields dividends

Pat and Dave Teskey like to give in a way that not everybody realizes is an option: donating stock...

September 16, 2015 | Featured

ATV donated from Polaris to Salvation Army

Polaris adds to Rescue and Relief Fleet

Roseville, Minn. - When a disaster strikes, people count on The Salvation Army to respond and do it quickly. Thanks to a generous donation from Polaris, the Army will have four, additional off-road vehicles to help them do just that...

September 14, 2015 | Press Releases


If God went thrifting

Perhaps the way we view thrifting is similar to the way God views us. Though each of us bears the scars of sin, God sees genuine beauty. He sees potential. He desires more because He knows we can be so much more...

September 14, 2015 | Blogs

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