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Army In Action

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A family with their new backacks

Back-to-school: Where to give and receive supplies

Summer has only begun, and already The Salvation Army is hard at work preparing for back-to-school...

June 19, 2019 | Stories

Social worker helps person

Donations in Action: Fill ‘er up

Gas money changes a family's life; a single mother relocates; a disabled man staves off eviction; and a woman is able to takes a shower...four of the many ways your donations help The Salvation Army to do the most good...

June 17, 2019 | Stories

Bryan and his wife

Prodigal son becomes proud father

Bryan stood alone on a St. Paul street corner, holding a cardboard sign, begging for money. He didn’t know which was colder – the brisk October air, or the isolation he felt from being ignored by almost everyone who drove by.

June 11, 2019 | Stories

Officer helps woman in food shelf

Donations needed to reverse summer food slump

The Salvation Army usually experiences a sharp drop in food donations between May and June. Thankfully, there is still time left in June to reverse this negative trend...

June 10, 2019 | Stories

Donutland at Rosedale Center

See ‘Donutland’ exhibit at Rosedale Center

Donutland is a pop-up exhibit featuring 228 plush donuts, 180 inflatable donuts and 29 pounds of sprinkles – all organized into four imaginative displays that are fun, colorful, and larger-than-life...

June 4, 2019 | Stories

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

Tornado damage at an apartment

Army serving tornado survivors across Midwest

The Salvation Army is busy serving survivors and relief workers after a spate of tornadoes ripped through cities across the Midwest throughout Memorial Day weekend...

May 29, 2019 | Stories

A child walks away with a bagged lunch

Lunch program delivers food to kids all summer

This summer The Salvation Army will deliver nutritious lunches to hundreds of children living in low-income neighborhoods, through a special program called Mobile Outreach Meals (MOMs)...

May 23, 2019 | Stories

Kids ride Polaris ATVs

Twin Cities kids ride ATVs up north

Soon, dozens of Twin Cities teenagers will get an experience they never dreamed possible: driving a Polaris ATV through the woods...

May 23, 2019 | Stories

National Donut Day logo

Celebrate National Donut Day, Events & free donuts

Let the fun and excitement begin. National Donut Day is coming Friday, June 7...

May 20, 2019 | Stories

Portrait of a Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: The power of a teddy bear

A woman in recovery receives a teddy bear; a homeless man is encouraged; a single mother finds God; and a young man gains independence...four of the many ways The Salvation Army uses your donations to do the most good...

May 14, 2019 | Stories

An officer picks food at a food shelf

It’s National Salvation Army Week!

May 13-19 is National Salvation Army Week, when thousands of Americans celebrate The Salvation Army, cheer for the people we serve, and recognize the donors and volunteers who make our work possible...

May 13, 2019 | Stories

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