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Homeless camp under bridge

The day I saw love and dignity on full display

While waiting for the red light to turn green, my friend and I got to witness kindness to another person on that cold winter Sunday morning...

February 14, 2019 | Blogs

Salvation Army officer helps fed employee get food

Federal workers thankful for the help

Today the Twin Cities Salvation Army began serving federal employees impacted by the government shutdown...

January 25, 2019 | Featured

John Del Vecchio plays guitar

Local musician writes cool song about bell ringing

One night last Christmas season, John Del Vecchio (pictured) pulled into the parking lot of Oxendale’s Market on the west side of Saint Paul. It was dark and cold, and he was going through a hard time in his life. When he stepped out of his car, he heard the distinct jingle of a Salvation Army bell. He heard something else, too: a female bell ringer, singing. “…

December 26, 2018 | Blogs

Leon and Susan Godeke portrait

Couple fights for good by counting kettle donations

Volunteers like Leon and Susan Godeke fight for good by spending hours and hours sorting thousands of dollars worth of bills and loose change...

December 19, 2018 | Featured

Saint Grand

Saint Grand ups ante to $1,400 donations

“Saint Grand” is back. On Dec. 1, the anonymous donor dropped a $1,400 cash donation into a red kettle at Lunds & Byerlys in Roseville.

December 4, 2018 | Featured

Jessica Becker and her family ring bells

Bell ringer fights for good to honor dad

This Christmas season, Jessica Becker and her family will be bell ringing to honor her father, Roger Bruns, who passed away earlier this year. She hopes that others will join her and help The Salvation Army fight for good...

November 14, 2018 | Featured

Portrait of Darla

Volunteer fights for good inside of prisons

Darla Bohn helps The Salvation Army fight for good by supporting women who are in prison and by mentoring those who have just come out...

November 7, 2018 | Featured

homeless people under overpass

Oct. 10 marks ‘World Homeless Day’

Every year on Oct. 10 people around the globe come together to support those experiencing homelessness...

October 9, 2018 | Blogs

Shavonne's family poses for a picture

Minnesota Vikings surprise single mother of three

On Saturday the Minnesota Vikings surprised a single mother named Shavonne and her three kids by giving them an inside look at the team’s daily activities...

September 20, 2018 | Featured

Kids help unload backpacks donated by Morrie's Auto

Morrie’s Auto donates backpacks, $25k (video)

Dozens of Minneapolis kids came to Salvation Army headquarters in Roseville to pick out new backpacks and cram them full of new school supplies. It was all thanks to Morrie’s Automotive Group and its customers...

August 16, 2018 | Featured

Portrait of Tom and Trudy Canfield

Former drug dealer is now a top Salvation Army leader

When Tom Canfield first arrived at The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center in Minneapolis in 2005, he’d just been released from jail after getting caught selling methamphetamine. Today, he's in charge of the place...

July 19, 2018 | Featured

Girl filling out an application

Meet the 2018 Linden Scholarship winners

Six bright young students have earned $3,000 for college through the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s Linden Scholarship, a 40-year tradition...

July 2, 2018 | Featured

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