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Devotional: Count your blessings

When was the last time you thought about the ways that God has blessed you. If this seems like a challenge, you're not alone...

June 12, 2018 | Blogs

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Six ways to give back when not volunteering

Ever wonder what you could be doing to help The Salvation Army even when you’re not volunteering? There are plenty of actions you can take that don’t involve giving a donation...

June 7, 2018 | Blogs

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Donations in Action: It’s the little things

A child receives a gift, an 89-year-old man volunteers, a homeless girl finds hope, a selfless woman helps strangers ... four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

June 6, 2018 | Blogs

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Volunteer serves during hostage situation

It was Friday, April 13 at 8:30 p.m. I received a phone call from a Salvation Army disaster official, inviting me to serve food and drinks to law enforcement officials at a S.W.A.T. call-out...

June 6, 2018 | Blogs

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Eviction averted thanks to a flurry of phone calls

A woman's desperate phone call prompted a Salvation Army social services intern to spring into action...

June 5, 2018 | Blogs

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Donations in Action: Never give up

A waitress keeps her home, a family stays off government assistance, a woman takes a better path, families don't get left in the cold ... four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

April 26, 2018 | Blogs

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Devotional: Is the future a substitute for the present?

Can looking ahead to our futures be a substitute for what's happening in our present day life? Here's what the Bible has to say about being present and God's desire for us...

April 17, 2018 | Blogs

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Explained: Why our stores can’t accept all donations

The Salvation Army understands that it can be frustrating for you to bring your donated couch, TV, dresser, or other used goods to one of our stores, only to discover that we cannot accept the items...

April 6, 2018 | Blogs

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Join us for Easter Sunday services, message from our world leader

This Sunday is Easter, a day when Christians all over the world will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus...

March 29, 2018 | Blogs

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Volunteer humbled serving at Harbor Light

For many of us, a hot meal is something we take for granted or even come to expect. But for those who eat at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in downtown Minneapolis, a meal makes an incredible difference...

March 26, 2018 | Blogs

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Devotional: Seeking God’s plan

Do you ever wonder whether you are in the place God wants you to be? Do you find that no matter how hard you try, the satisfaction in your life? You can discover...

March 16, 2018 | Blogs

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Devotional: Embrace what leads us to God

This Lenten season, take a minute to meditate on the significance of God and what He means to our personal lives....

February 15, 2018 | Blogs

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