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Alisa and her daughter pose in front of The Salvation Army

Hope is in the cards for single mom

Life dealt Alisa a difficult hand. But thanks to The Salvation Army, there is hope in the cards...

June 19, 2019 | Featured

Portrait of Lora

Single mom is breaking the cycle of poverty

Lora grew up in the throes of poverty. Today, she has turned her life around with help from a Salvation Army program called Pathway of Hope...

June 3, 2019 | Featured

Portrait of Chef Giji

Vikings chef teaches families to eat healthy

The Twin Cities Salvation Army kicked off a new program that teaches low-income families how to shop for and cook healthy meals. The program, called “Huddle Around Health"...

May 1, 2019 | Featured

Disaster volunteers hold a meeting

Disaster volunteers hone skills at training summit

Dozens of Salvation Army disaster volunteers from across Minnesota and North Dakota gathered in early April for a three-day training summit that sharpened their skills in disaster preparation, response and recovery...

April 22, 2019 | Featured

Good Friday

Devotional: Good Friday explained

Good Friday, also known as "Holy Friday," is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. As we move towards this day, let us contemplate the meaning of "good" in Good Friday...

April 15, 2019 | Blogs

Portrait of ARC graduate David

Man overcomes meth addiction

David never dreamed he’d become addicted to crystal meth. But, somehow, the drug wormed its way into his life...

March 29, 2019 | Featured

Veggie stand at grocery store

Healthy eating changes officer’s life

The Salvation Army’s goal during Minnesota FoodShare Month is to stock our food shelves with a larger supply of fresh produce. Major Rae Doliber believes in this mission deeply...

March 14, 2019 | Featured

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

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