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Army In Action

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Racers reading a map

Annual race gets even more amazing

The Salvation Army’s 8th annual MOST Amazing Race on Saturday, July 20, looks like the best one yet...

May 1, 2013 | Featured

People shopping through donated food items

Stories: Donations in action in April

Many of the people we serve are in the middle of crazy circumstances. Meet some of the most inspiring people who came through our doors in April...

April 29, 2013 | Testimonials

Volunteers on ladders painting a brick wall

A salute to our volunteers

We'd like to give a heartfelt thanks to all of our amazing volunteers including three stand-out honorees...

April 25, 2013 | Stories

Rochester Bed & Bread Club

Donations doubled for new monthly donor program

The Rochester Salvation Army is pleased to announce a generous $20,000 match challenge for our new Bed & Bread Club®...

April 25, 2013 | Stories

High school students make sandbags

Flood update: Fargo teens pitch in

The city of Fargo is preparing for the Red River to overflow. Although the threat of flooding appears to be less than originally anticipated, it’s still very real...

April 25, 2013 | Blogs

A Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services volunteer stands by the mobile kitchen

Army crews head north to support flood preps

A new flood forecast for the Red River in Fargo has prompted the deployment of Salvation Army support crews from the Twin Cities.

April 18, 2013 | Stories

Emergency Disaster Services response truck

Good people rise up at Boston Marathon

I ran a marathon once. To run 26.2 miles, it took me just over four hours, about the same time of the explosions in Boston. I can’t imagine what it must have been like for the exhausted runners...

April 16, 2013 | Blogs

Salvation Army volunteer serving girl lunch

Flood update: Meal service pauses until water rises

The Salvation Army is pausing its meal service at Sandbag Central in Fargo until work begins on placement of sandbags...

April 12, 2013 | Stories

Children line up for a meal while on a break from volunteering

Salvation Army on hand for Fargo’s Sandbag Central

The Fargo Salvation Army is on hand with food and beverages for workers and volunteers at “Sandbag Central”...

April 4, 2013 | Stories

Two people at a desk with a social worker

Stories: Donations in action in March

Many of the people we serve are in the middle of crazy circumstances. Meet some of the most inspiring people who came through our doors in March...

April 1, 2013 | Featured

Incident commander making calls during disaster

Disaster team readies for springtime floods

Disaster relief workers are busy mobilizing supplies and volunteers for what could be a difficult few weeks...

March 22, 2013 | Stories

Homeless youth sleeping on benches

In the cold, in the suburbs

A Salvation Army staff member recently gazed upon a nearby field and saw a large dark object lying on the ground. It looked like a pet. Hoping it was still alive, he planned to call animal protection for help. But a closer look revealed it was no animal...

March 20, 2013 | Blogs

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