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Toy Shop sign on tables stacked with toys

Grace amid crisis: Stories from the Toy Shop

As I was helping one woman carry a bag of toys to her car, she shared with me that she had to give her children the option of Christmas toys or a roof over their heads this year...

December 20, 2012 | Blogs

Ramsey County Care Center resident June Bacs ringing bells with her family members, Cindy and Dave Martell and Kim Ebeling

Local seniors find comfort, joy

The residents of Ramsey County Care Center had a great time ringing Salvation Army bells with family and friends...

December 19, 2012 | Blogs


Ignoring doesn’t make human trafficking go away

They say ignorance is bliss. But too often, all that really means is people would rather not know about certain issues. Because knowing means they might have to react...

September 5, 2012 | Blogs

Ema before the miracle

The truth behind Ema McKinley’s miracle

On Dec. 23, 2011, Ema McKinley’s body was the same as it’d been for 17 years: mangled spine, crippled foot and club hand – all documented by Mayo Clinic since her accident. The next day – Christmas Eve, no less – Ema’s spine, foot and hand were good as new...

August 29, 2012 | Blogs

Shoes for sale

No shoes for Sunday school

Here at the Willmar Salvation Army, a little girl recently came to our Sunday School class not wearing any shoes...

August 23, 2012 | Blogs

Child arrives at Target

Surprises in the shopping for Salvation Army volunteers

When Twin Cities Salvation Army volunteers took 300 kids shopping for back-to-school clothes as part of Target School Spree, they walked away with a whole new perspective. After helping each child pick out $80 worth of clothes...

August 20, 2012 | Blogs

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