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Nikki Schliemann smiles for the camera

Corrections program frees hearts held behind bars

Nobody knows the trouble Nikki Schliemann has seen. The 42-year-old spent most of the 2000s addicted...

July 8, 2013 | Testimonials

Oohs and Aahs: Freedom, responsibility and changing lives

On July 2, 1776, John Adams wrote to his wife commemorating Independence Day as a “day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.” Now 237 years later, American’s continue to celebrate the national holiday as Adams noted in his letter...

July 3, 2013 | Blogs

Young boy smiles while holding a cupcake with the Target bullseye logo

Photos: Target hosts carnival for children

Target employees organized a carnival for children served by the Payne Ave. Salvation Army in St. Paul...

July 2, 2013 | Photos

Salvation Army worker stocks food shelves

Matching grant battles low summer donations to food shelves

Salvation Army food shelves in Minnesota, and one in Grand Forks, North Dakota, will have a chance to reverse the summer slump in food donations during the month of July thanks to a matching grant from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless...

July 1, 2013 | Stories

Mother holds child while speaking to officer

Shelter restructures to better meet needs of homeless families

On any given night, there are 12 to 15 families on the shelter waiting list at the St. Cloud Salvation Army. Family homelessness means more children are spending the night on the road instead of in the safety of a home...

June 27, 2013 | Stories

Man sitting in a chapel

Shelter offers man hope, future

I grew up on a small farm just south of the Twin Cities in a Christian, God-fearing environment. I completed high school, was always employed, and eventually married and had children. Then one day, I needed help...

June 25, 2013 | Testimonials

Darryl Slennes, a Northland flood survivor, posing lakeside on rocks

Northland flood survivor story: Darryl Slennes

Duluth resident Darryl Slennes awoke to a peculiar “swishing” sound the night of June 19, 2012. He looked outside his ground-level apartment and saw...

June 24, 2013 | Stories

Salvation Army disaster worker providing refreshments to volunteers in torn-down home

Disaster relief: First to arrive, last to leave

Survivors of recent disasters in northeast Minnesota, Oklahoma vouch that we serve until the work is done...

June 24, 2013 | Featured

Salvation Army disaster volunteers in Oklahoma work on donated laptops

Best Buy donation = love for Okla.

Add Best Buy to the list of Minnesota residents and companies supporting Salvation Army tornado relief in Oklahoma...

June 21, 2013 | Stories

People gathering for food around a mobile kitchen

The masses, the individuals: It’s The Salvation Army way

I recently spoke with two seasoned Salvation Army disaster volunteers named Roy and Ken. I was curious to know which of their past experiences had impacted them the most. I got two very different and profound answers...

June 20, 2013 | Blogs

"To Have and To Hold: Estate Planning for The Soul" book

To have and to hold ‘til death?

To have and to hold. When I hear those words, I think of a wedding. In this instance, though, I’m talking about a book of beginnings – and endings...

June 18, 2013 | Blogs

North Dakota volunteers deliver ‘Blessings in a Box’

Salvation Army volunteers are gearing up for another summer of food distribution to low-income children in the Devils Lake area through a program called "Blessings in a Box"...

June 17, 2013 | Stories

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