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Emergency vehicle serving in the Lake Placid area after tornado

Disaster relief: When a tornado strikes, we answer the call

Simply put: When a tornado strikes, The Salvation Army moves to action. Last year, after a tornado with wind speeds between 111 and 135 mph hit the Placid Lake area of Minnesota, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services team from Brainerd was immediately on the scene...

May 15, 2017 | Stories

Strawberry Field Gate and Sign

Eight fun facts you didn’t know about The Salvation Army

There's a lot more to The Salvation Army than meets the eye. We put together a few unique fun facts about our history including our connect to the Beatles to NFL stars and everything in between...

May 12, 2017 | Blogs

Salvation Army disaster services

Training opportunities to become a Twin Cities disaster volunteer

The Twin Cities Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to work with their Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) team in the south metro. This is a great opportunity for people who want to provide hands-on help to their own community...

May 11, 2017 | Press Releases

Pat Stevens teaches Celebrate Recovery

Former addict helps others stay clean and sober

Once homeless and an addict, Pat Stevens is now sober, faith-filled and volunteering to give back to others at The Salvation Army...

May 11, 2017 | Stories

Tom Isle, disaster volunteer

Disaster volunteers bring light into darkness

“A disaster is a unique opportunity to journey into the hearts and minds of the people that are affected. Their stories – some horrifying, some heartwarming, and others inspiring – are something a volunteer never forgets.” Those are the words of long-time disaster services volunteer Tom Isle. Isle has spent countless hours...

May 11, 2017 | Stories


CenterPoint Energy donates $7,840 to HeatShare

CenterPoint Energy delivered a $7,840 check today to support The Salvation Army's HeatShare Program. For every new maintenance plan customers signed up for in February and March, CenterPoint Energy pledged to donate $20 to HeatShare...

May 9, 2017 | Press Releases

Delores Jones and her kids

Magazine: 10 ways your gifts change lives

Read Scope Magazine, our publication about how your donations are Doing the Most Good® in the Twin Cities...

May 9, 2017 | Featured

Chris McArdle stands outside the West 7th Salvation Army in St. Paul

New outreach worker in Saint Paul is the real deal

Chris McArdle is a runaway freight train, on fire for God and The Salvation Army. “I want to help people find Christ – there is not a day I’m going to rest,” he said...

May 9, 2017 | Stories

Social worker helps woman

Donations in Action: Alone in a foreign land

Assistance for an immigrant family, car repairs for a deserving lady, a woman saved from the despair of homelessness and human trafficking ... three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

May 4, 2017 | Stories

Grand Forks flood volunteers 562 x 374

20th anniversary of Grand Forks, N.D. flood, ‘Operation We Care’

In 1997, The Salvation Army’s “Operation We Care” team helped Grand Forks and the Red River Valley recover from what was called a "500 year flood event."...

May 4, 2017 | Stories

Northwoods Camp sign

Low-cost camp provides fun, adventure up north

Imagine giving your kids the gift of a summer camp experience in the beautiful woods near Finlayson, Minn. - all for just $25...

May 3, 2017 | Press Releases

Make a Virtual Pledge to Pray Today | National Day of Prayer

Take a virtual pledge to pray on National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 4 is the 66th annual National Day of Prayer. On that day, thousands of people from Hawaii to Maine will be praying for the United States, its leaders, and its families...

May 2, 2017 | Stories

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