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Free Thanksgiving meals in Twin Cities

The Salvation Army is hosting free Thanksgiving meals on Wednesday and Thursday, and everyone is invited...

November 21, 2016 | Press Releases


Salvation Army partners with AT&T stores for toy drive

The Salvation Army and AT&T have teamed up to collect toys for kids this Christmas. The toy drive will run through Sunday, Dec. 11 at dozens of AT&T stores throughout Minnesota and North Dakota...

November 21, 2016 | Stories

Guinness World Record winners

Guinness World Record kicks off kettle season

The Salvation Army kicks off red kettle season in the Twin Cities with a new Guinness World Record set at Mall of America® today...

November 19, 2016 | Press Releases

Mobile Kitchen serving meals near NIsswa

A letter of thanks after big Brainerd storms

The Brainerd Salvation Army's emergency disaster services team stepped up in countless ways over the past couple years and the Army's efforts did not go unnoticed...

November 18, 2016 | Stories

Mankato Salvation Army

Seasonal shelter opens, needs workers

The Mankato Salvation Army’s seasonal shelter for men is up and running, just in time for winter...

November 18, 2016 | Stories

Chad Koosman bell ringing at CashWise

‘Be like Chad’ and register to ring

The phrase "Be like Mike" was a commercial success when Gatorade teamed up with Chicago Bulls superstar Michael Jordan. Kids hit the court and wanted to be just like Mike. If Jordan is the king of the court, then Willmar's Chad Koosman is the king of the kettle...

November 18, 2016 | Stories

kettles ready to hit the streets

Iron Range volunteers needed ASAP

The Salvation Army kettles are dusted off, the bells are polished and ready to ring, and the only thing missing is you...

November 16, 2016 | Press Releases

Jeremy Woerner portrait

Blue Door Pub donates 1,000 turkey dinners

For the past few years, Blue Door Pub has donated a couple hundred Thanksgiving meals to the Twin Cities Salvation Army. This year, the company has gone berserk – 1,000 meals...

November 16, 2016 | Stories

The Big Ring

The Big Ring kicks off red kettle season

Red kettle season in the Twin Cities kicks off with a Guinness World Record attempt at Mall of America...

November 15, 2016 | Press Releases

Thank you letter illustration

Man writes powerful thank you letter

The Salvation Army Northern Division recently received a thank you letter that was so touching, we had to pass it around the office...

November 14, 2016 | Stories

Illustration of publications

Army publications a necessity for doing business

Occasionally, a Salvation Army supporter will contact us wondering whether the cost of producing and mailing our three annual publications is in The Salvation Army Northern Division’s best financial interests. The answer is yes, and for several reasons...

November 11, 2016 | Stories

Three women smiling and bell ringing

Avoid scammers posing as Salvation Army

The Salvation Army's red kettle season is just around the corner, so they want to remind people the ways they do -- and do not -- ask for your donations...

November 10, 2016 | Press Releases

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