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Volunteers accept store donations

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

celebrate Easter

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

two volunteers serving a hot meal at Harbor Light Center

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

A path in the woods at sunset

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

A man with arms stretched out on a mountain top

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

Salvation Army volunteer painting a white wall orange

Volunteers made big impact in 2017

Volunteers are the muscle behind The Salvation Army. Join us as we reflect on the impacts made by our volunteers in 2017.

February 8, 2018 | Blogs

Portrait of Crystal Hill

Mother and toddler reunite after three years (video)

With help from The Salvation Army, Crystal Hill has gotten back everything that addiction stole from her – including her son...

January 30, 2018 | Blogs

Christmas letter

Devotional: Don’t look now, but Christmas is here

You may remember an old commercial from a few years back that said, "Don't let the holidays sneak up on you." Don't look now, but they're here...

December 20, 2017 | Blogs

Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.

A baby’s birth that saved the world

Aside from time with family, gifts piled high, and treats in quantities that would put Santa to shame, there's another reason this time of year is special...

December 20, 2017 | Blogs

two women shopping in a food pantry

Urgent: Seasonal items needed at our food pantries

With your help, Salvation Army food pantries can provide guests with everything they need to enjoy the flavors of the holiday season...

November 27, 2017 | Blogs

Present photo courtesy of Ben White and Unsplash

Thrift Gift Guide: Low cost, big meaning

Whether looking to stay within a budget or shopping for the person who has everything, we've got a list of meaningful gift ideas that won't break the bank...

November 27, 2017 | Blogs

Salvation Army officer reading the Bible under a cross

Devotional: Does God need us?

The Bible says God doesn't need anything. Here's what that means for His pursuit of us...

October 20, 2017 | Blogs

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