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Salvation Army volunteers with an ATV donated by Polaris Industries Inc.

Sandy update: Local volunteer rescues relief workers

Turns out the ATVs that Polaris Industries Inc. gave The Salvation Army for Hurricane Sandy relief are great for serving food and water, and even better for rescuing relief workers stuck in the sand...

December 18, 2012 | Stories

Young girl named Lucy rings a bell

Season in review: 2012 bellringers

Thousands of volunteers rang bells at Red Kettles for more than 16,000 hours during the 2012 Christmas season starting on November 10...

December 17, 2012 | Photos

Gopher's men's basketball coach and a player unload new coats

Gopher basketball team gives coats, assistance to families

The Gophers men's basketball team, led by head coach Tubby Smith, gave The Salvation Army 73 new coats and a $1,000 donation...

December 14, 2012 | Photos

Viktor the Viking and cheerleaders ring bells at at Red Kettle

Celebrity Day brings familiar faces to Red Kettles

Celebrity bell ringing day was Dec. 14 at Southdale Mall in Edina...

December 14, 2012 | Photos

Hand putting money in red kettle

Saint Grand continues to strike

Last Christmas season, a mystery Minnesotan gave 23 kettle donations of $1,000. The person – affectionately known as Saint Grand...

December 13, 2012 | Stories

Firefighters ring bells for the "Buck the Boot" event on Nicollet Mall

$20 Donations Matched by $100 at ‘Buck the Boot’ in Minneapolis

The Deluxe Corp. Foundation will give The Salvation Army $100 for every $20 bill or $20 check donated during “Buck the Boot,” an annual event in downtown Minneapolis featuring firefighters who bell ring for The Salvation Army...

December 13, 2012 | Stories

John Larson, retired firefighter, rings a bell

Buck the Boot raises nearly $40K

Dozens of Minneapolis firefighters raised almost $40,000 for The Salvation Army on Dec. 13 during Buck the Boot 2012, a bell ringing all day in downtown Minneapolis...

December 13, 2012 | Photos

Dave Heyser ringing a bell while in hospice care

Terminal cancer can’t stop Duluth bell ringer

Everyone knew Dave Heyser was a dedicated bell ringer. But not this dedicated...

December 12, 2012 | Stories

Marc and Alicia Belton at a Salvation Army holiday party

William Booth Society celebrates holidays, giving back

The Salvation Army's annual holiday party for members of the William Booth Society was held at the home Salvation Army National Board Member Marc Belton, who works as Director of Global Strategy and Marketing for General Mills...

December 9, 2012 | Photos

Bunky the Bear helps put toys in a Fill the Truck collection box

Walmart toy drive highlights need

Tomorrow’s “Fill the Truck” toy drive at Walmart locations across Minnesota and North Dakota is more important than ever...

December 7, 2012 | Press Releases

Realtors from Coldwell Banker Burnet ringing bells at a red kettle

Kettle closers: REALTORS® bell ringing across MN, ND today

Hundreds of real estate professionals from across Minnesota and North Dakota are bell ringing all day today as part of REALTOR® Ring Day 2012...

December 7, 2012 | Stories

Children play in a Salvation Army after-school program

Sorry, Santa: These kids love Saint Grand a tad more

Saint Nicholas is great. But Saint Grand is better. That’s what kids served by The Salvation Army think, anyway. Earlier this week, a group of young children...

December 6, 2012 | Stories

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