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Dolls with clothes sewn by volunteers

Volunteers sew outfits for 48 unclothed dolls

Several months ago, an anonymous donor dropped off 48 brand-new dolls at The Salvation Army’s headquarters in Roseville. We were thankful for the donation, but there was a problem: The dolls didn’t have any clothes. ...

December 13, 2018 | Stories

Schuda family bell rings together

Great big family fights for good

The Schudas are a great big family that fights for good. They first started volunteering for The Salvation Army in 2007, and today their specialty is bell ringing...

December 12, 2018 | Stories

Michael Winterringer rings bells

Saying goodbye to Michael Winterringer

The Salvation Army is grieved to learn that one of Minnesota’s most incredible and aptly named bell ringers, Michael Winterringer, passed away last weekend...

December 7, 2018 | Stories

Captains Josh and Jen Polanco

Brooklyn Park officers fight for good

Captains Josh and Jen Polanco are the leaders of The Salvation Army in Brooklyn Park, Minn. During the Christmas season, they stay extra busy overseeing 32 kettle locations in the northern Twin Cities suburbs...

December 5, 2018 | Stories

Saint Grand

Saint Grand ups ante with first gift of 2018

“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

Team from MOST Amazing Escape

MOST Amazing Escape results in three-way tie

The MOST Amazing Escape got the best of all three teams who competed in the final round of the event Nov. 29 at Missing Pieces Escape Games in Edina. Not a single team could complete Missing Pieces' newest room, Final Frontier, before the clock ran out...

December 3, 2018 | Stories

Cub gives a $20k donation

Grocery chain Cub fights for good

Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without Cub. For well over a decade, the grocery chain has been one of the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s staunchest allies in the fight for good...

November 29, 2018 | Stories

Online Match - Donations Doubled Friday Only

Today only: All online donations doubled!

Today any online gift you give to the Twin Cities Salvation Army before 11:59 p.m. will be doubled, up to $30,000. A private Twin Cities manufacturing company assembled this giving opportunity so that others could experience the joy that comes with helping The Salvation Army fight for good...

November 29, 2018 | Stories

Michael Gorr rings a bell at Mall of America

Beloved bell ringer’s legacy lives on

Bell ringer Michael Gorr was one of the Twin Cities Salvation Army's most dedicated and beloved volunteers. Sadly, he passed away in April. But his legacy of service lives on this Christmas season – not only in spirit, but through his former caregiver, Joe Payette...

November 27, 2018 | Stories

Wren Brandonburg works at a computer

Woman fights for good behind the scenes

Wren Brandonburg has been volunteering for The Salvation Army for six years. She enjoys participating in activities that put her face-to-face with the people she is helping, but sometimes, she prefers to volunteer behind the scenes – such as data entry and answering phones at our Christmas call center...

November 21, 2018 | Stories

Blue Door Pub storefront

Blue Door Pub donates 1,200 Thanksgiving meals

For the fifth year in a row, Twin Cities restaurant chain Blue Door Pub is donating enough hot Thanksgiving meals to serve every person who comes through The Salvation Army’s doors on Turkey Day...

November 20, 2018 | Stories

We've set a place for you this Thanksgiving

Free, hot Thanksgiving dinners in MN, ND

The Salvation Army invites you to a free Thanksgiving dinner at any of 11 locations in the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, and North Dakota. All are welcome and no registration is required...

November 20, 2018 | Stories

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