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Twin Cities Commander Major Jeff Strickler speaks at the 2012 red kettle kickoff

Salvation Army officers: All the things you never knew

Have you ever seen a Salvation Army officer? They dress up in military attire with a big letter S on their lapels. And they wear really nice hats. Since being at The Salvation Army, I have asked many questions about officers and have grown to have a deep respect for them. They are uniformed missionaries who have dedicated their lives...

February 14, 2013 | Blogs

Homeless man holding sign that says "Food for Thought"

How we’re helping the hungry

Question: The Twin Cities Salvation Army serves 2,500 meals and shelters 970 people every: month, week or day?

February 11, 2013 | Featured

Disaster volunteer communicating on a walkie-talkie

Skilled volunteers needed for disaster services team

The Salvation Army is seeking skilled retired or semi-retired professionals to serve in a number of highly specialized leadership functions. There is a special need right now for volunteers with training and experience in public safety and who have a solid foundation in the Incident Command System. If you have fire, law enforcement or emergency management experience you may be a good fit...

February 7, 2013 | Stories

Volunteer ringing a bell at the red kettle on HeatShare day

Red hot kettles mean warm homes for Twin Cities families

To say that Cub shoppers warmed up to the idea of a special day of kettles on Groundhog Day would be a lukewarm understatement. Those kettles were red hot...

February 5, 2013 | Stories

Fannie Mae Anderson, a resident at HOPE Harbor

Baby boomers: Retired, homeless

It’s starting. The baby boomers – all 79 million of them – are beginning to retire. Many of the oldest boomers, in their late 50s and 60s, are facing important housing decisions...

February 5, 2013 | Stories

Disaster worker hugging a woman who lost her home

Disaster training: Hoping for the best, but ready for the worst

When I was asked to blog for The Salvation Army, I immediately said, “Sure!” Deep down inside, though, I was screaming, “What’s blogging?” Truthfully, my only taste of blogging was from the movie “Julie & Julia...

February 5, 2013 | Blogs

Kids jumping on a new mattress

Mattress Firm helps family sleep soundly

Selina Combs and her four children went from sleeping on the floor to jumping for joy on brand new beds, with the help of a local mattress company...

February 4, 2013 | Featured

Man ringing bell and woman putting money in kettle

Red kettles return in February

January was so cold that it prompted the Twin Cities Salvation Army to reintroduce red kettles for a day to raise HeatShare funds for 300 families in danger of going without heat...

February 3, 2013 | Press Releases

Generous donors help Salvation Army land $30K match

The Twin Cities Salvation Army is confident it has collected all the donations needed to snag the CenterPoint Energy triple match offer of $30,000...

February 3, 2013 | Stories

Stuffed animal at the toy shop

A heartfelt thank you from someone you may have helped

If you dropped a donation in a Salvation Army Toy Shop bin over the holidays and wondered whatever became of that gift, we have your answer. That gesture became a blessing...

January 31, 2013 | Testimonials

Lakeside Manor Apartments

Redwood Falls Salvation Army helps survivors of deadly fire

On Thursday, January 24, fire broke out at the Lakeside Manor apartments in Redwood Falls, killing one man and leaving dozens of people without homes...

January 28, 2013 | Press Releases

Emily Brooks watching a dance class at Salvation Army in St. Paul

How to make a donation dance

Just when you thought teenage girls only cared about boys, clothes and Facebook, along comes Emily Brooks...

January 28, 2013 | Stories

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