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Portrait of Martin for story series The Things They Carry

The Things They Carry: Martin

"The Things They Carry" is a four-part series about homeless youth in the Twin Cities, and how The Salvation Army is helping them. Here's Martin's story...

November 27, 2017 | Featured

two women shopping in a food pantry

Urgent: Seasonal items needed at our food pantries

With your help, Salvation Army food pantries can provide guests with everything they need to enjoy the flavors of the holiday season...

November 27, 2017 | Blogs

A gift from the heart can do the most good

Support The Salvation Army on Giving Tuesday

Support The Salvation Army on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28...

November 27, 2017 | Press Releases

Present photo courtesy of Ben White and Unsplash

Thrift Gift Guide: Low cost, big meaning

Whether looking to stay within a budget or shopping for the person who has everything, we've got a list of meaningful gift ideas that won't break the bank...

November 27, 2017 | Blogs

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Man vs. stroke

Jerry suffered a stroke at just 53 years old. He’d spent months in therapy, unable to work. Eventually, he was forced to make a decision: pay his medical bills, or pay his rent...

November 22, 2017 | Stories

Celebrate the Light

‘Celebrate the Light’ begins final year in Willmar (video)

One of Minnesota’s most famous Christmas displays is about to begin its 10th and final year of dazzling holiday sightseers in Willmar, Minn...

November 22, 2017 | Stories

Little girl giving at a kettle

Ever wonder where The Salvation Army red kettle got its start?

The red kettle has been an American icon for 127 years. From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, the ubiquitous buckets can be found outside thousands of storefronts in small towns and big cities across the country. Here's how it all started...

November 16, 2017 | Stories

The Big Brass Blast

2017 Red kettle season kicks off with Big Brass Blast

The Twin Cities Salvation Army officially kicks off Christmas with The Big Brass Blast on Friday, Nov. 17 at Mall of America...

November 15, 2017 | Press Releases

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Mother and son vs. utility disconnection

Matthew is a Personal Care Attendant for his mother, Linda, who lives with brain damage and physical limitations. Although Matthew had been doing his best to care for his mom, money was tight, and he’d fallen behind on their energy bill...

November 15, 2017 | Stories

We've set a place for you this Thanksgiving

Free Thanksgiving dinners

The Salvation Army is offering several free Thanksgiving meals to the public. All are invited, no registration required...

November 10, 2017 | Press Releases

Happy Veteran’s Day from The Salvation Army

With Veteran’s Day approaching on Nov. 11, now is a great time to remind donors that their gifts to The Salvation Army fund critical programs that serve men and women in uniform...

November 9, 2017 | Stories

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Fired worker vs. poor eyesight

John’s eyesight had been deteriorating for three years, and it finally landed him in a catch-22. He had lost his job because of his poor eyesight, but when he’d been employed, he did not have good health insurance or enough money to see an optometrist...

November 8, 2017 | Stories

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