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Prison bars

Blog: For ex-prisoners, revolving door ends here

Without a job and a home, thousands of ex-offenders land right back in Minnesota jails and prisons. That Salvation Army is trying to reverse the trend...

May 1, 2017 | Blogs

kids holding hands

Six tips for inspiring kids to help others

Parents often ask us how to teach their children the importance of helping others. It’s easier than you think...

April 28, 2017 | Blogs

Amanda Kenney cooks for Payne Ave after school program

Meet Miss Amanda: After-school program cook (video)

Amanda Kenney grew up at the St. Paul Payne Ave. Salvation Army. She participated in the after-school program as a child, and even volunteered with the program when she outgrew involvement as a participant. Now, she's employed as a cook...

April 27, 2017 | Stories

Volunteers pray with tornado survivors

Chaplaincy training offered May 1-5, 2017

The Salvation Army is hosting Basic Chaplaincy Training at it's Roseville, Minnesota headquarters. It's open to anyone interested in becoming a chaplain to offer a caring ear and a helping hand during times of need...

April 27, 2017 | Press Releases

Elbow Lake and Northwoods Camp

Northwoods Camp kicks off its summer season (video)

The days were filled with sunshine and the night skies were clear, as the camp season kicked off last weekend at The Salvation Army's Northwoods Camp in Finlayson, Minn...

April 26, 2017 | Stories

Girls basketball team comes in for a huddle with coach

Five ways youth are helped by The Salvation Army

One of The Salvation Army's primary areas of service is youth. A number of our programs are designed specifically to meet the needs of children, in addition to the impact our basic needs services have on children and their entire families...

April 26, 2017 | Stories

Charles Orange portrait

Donations of used goods save man from addiction

Your donations of used goods to Salvation Army Stores in the Twin Cities help hundreds of men beat addiction. One of those men is Charles Orange...

April 26, 2017 | Stories

Volunteer mops floor

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Heroes behind scenes

Hundreds of Salvation Army volunteers perform helpful tasks not often seen by others such as cleaning, office work, sorting donations and more...

April 25, 2017 | Featured

Volunteer sorting food

Volunteer spotlight: Surprise…it’s you! (video)

Every act of kindness. Every moment spent helping someone in need. It matters. That’s why this month’s volunteer spotlight is centered on you...

April 25, 2017 | Stories

Volunteer serves meals

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Hot meals, groceries

The Salvation Army Northern Division is one the largest providers of food in Minnesota and North Dakota – all because of our volunteers...

April 24, 2017 | Stories

Volunteers pray with disaster survivors

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Hope amid disasters

Salvation Army disaster volunteers are on call, 24 hours a day, to provide critical services when tornadoes, floods, and other calamities strike...

April 21, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army bell ringers

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Kettles and bells

You see them outside storefronts from Thanksgiving until Christmas, wearing thick coats, boots, hats, and mittens. They stand next to red kettles, shivering and smiling, shaking a handbell in the air. They are Salvation Army bell ringers, and they are some of our most prized volunteers...

April 21, 2017 | Blogs

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