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Peace: The sign of Northland generosity

Historic $2 million matching opportunity

An unprecedented giving opportunity is here: All donations will be doubled thru midnight on Saturday, Dec. 21...

December 19, 2013 | Stories

Randell Wyatt, an Air Force veteran who received housing assistance from The Salvation Army

Veteran kept off street by your generosity

Randell Wyatt is a 53-year-old Air Force veteran suffering from kidney failure. If not for your support, he’d be homeless...

December 19, 2013 | Featured

Man and his toddler son put money in a red kettle

Heartwarming Christmas stories

Every Christmas, we receive stories about beautiful things witnessed at a kettle, special memories and miracles...

December 18, 2013 | Featured

Rescued food at Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis

‘Rescued’ food saves thousands from hunger

The Salvation Army and local grocery stores agree: Food is much more useful in someone’s belly than in the trash...

December 18, 2013 | Stories

Salvation Army Toy Shop volunteers helps father select a gift for his child

Photos: Volunteers help bless families at Twin Cities Toy Shops

Thousands of volunteers are helping families pick out toys for Christmas at five Salvation Army Toy Shops in the Twin Cities. As of this morning, about 9,000...

December 18, 2013 | Photos

Kevin Love and two boys unload coat donations from the back of a car

Photos: Kevin Love Coat Drive delivery to kids in need

Kevin Love dropped off a pile of coats at the Central Ave. Salvation Army in Minneapolis on Tuesday, Dec. 17 as part of his 6th annual coat drive, which this year collected 4,500 coats...

December 17, 2013 | Photos

Toy Shop volunteer wearing Santa hat

Twin Cities: Playing Santa to thousands of local families

The Twin Cities Salvation Army began its toy give away on Saturday in Stillwater allowing parents to pick out free gifts for their children. Five more toy shops are planned through Monday Dec. 23...

December 16, 2013 | Press Releases

Woman holding toddler makes a donation to a red kettle

Photos: Common Cents Kids Day at the kettle

The Twin Cities Salvation Army and several of its partners celebrated Common Cents Kids at Byerly's in Edina. The program offers parents free tools for teaching children the value of a dollar...

December 14, 2013 | Photos

Major Jeff Strickler speaks to a Fox 9 reporter

Twin Cities half million behind Christmas campaign goal

In the Twin Cities, The Salvation Army has counted 26 days of kettle money. Out of that number only four days have raised more than last year. That unfortunate fact puts the charity behind last year by more than half a million dollars. The situation is the same around the state - and for that matter...

December 12, 2013 | Stories

Captain Jim Brickson set a new world for bell ringing - 105 hours

Thanks, Captain Brickson. Now get some rest

Captain Jim Brickson of the Albert Lea Salvation Army set a new Salvation Army world record for continuous bell ringing and raised $33,000 in the process...

December 11, 2013 | Stories

Bell Ringer El Schefers makes sport of a cold bell ringing day

Calling deer hunters, winter sport lovers

We know its cold, so we're calling on anyone who loves winter sports to gear up and volunteer to ring bells...

December 10, 2013 | Featured

Bell ringer Degra was called an angel by a passerby who witnessed her kindness in action

Grab a tissue: Heartwarming letter about bell ringer

The Twin Cities Salvation Army has received an incredible letter about a tear-jerking moment between a bell ringer and an elderly man...

December 9, 2013 | Stories

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