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Army In Action

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Salvation Army volunteers

National Volunteer Week is here!

One of The Salvation Army’s favorite times of year has officially arrived: National Volunteer Week, which runs April 7–13. We get giddy just thinking about the next seven days...

April 8, 2019 | Stories

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

A homeless person sleeps on the sidewalk

MN homeless population on the rise

A new report released by Wilder Research has found that Minnesota's homeless population is on the rise...

March 25, 2019 | Stories

Drinks are given out from a mobile kitchen

Army activates flood response in MN, ND

The Salvation Army Northern Division is actively deploying volunteers and supplies for flood relief in Minnesota and North Dakota...

March 22, 2019 | Stories

Portrait of Sue Rosendahl

People in Action: Sue Rosendahl, social worker

Sue Rosendahl is a social worker at The Salvation Army’s satellite office in Blaine, Minn., where she oversees a food shelf and a host of programs that support people and families who are experiencing homelessness in Anoka County...

March 20, 2019 | Stories

"Stories from the Book of Harbor Light' performance

Formerly homeless actors star in powerful play

The house was packed at Hennepin Theatre Trust last Friday for zAmya Theater’s performance of "Stories from the Book of Harbor Light" – a play about the real-life stories of people who have experienced homelessness while living at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center...

March 18, 2019 | Stories

Loading pallets of cleanup kits

Army stands ready for flooding in MN, ND

Should flooding occur anywhere in Minnesota or North Dakota, The Salvation Army Northern Division stands ready to offer food, water, emotional/spiritual care, and other support to survivors and relief workers if called upon by the government...

March 15, 2019 | Stories

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

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Family sticks together

A unique family stays together, a young man finds a job and housing, a former drug addict gets clean, a widow finds hope ... four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

March 7, 2019 | Stories

a woman holding cucumbers

The cost of healthy eating? $1.50 more per day

Some Minnesota families cannot afford to eat healthy foods. Eating healthy costs about $1.50 more per day than eating unhealthy, and for a family of four, that equals $180 per month...

February 27, 2019 | Stories

Portrait of Lt. Matthew Beatty

UPDATED 3/1: N.D. officer deployed to Indonesia

Lt. Matthew Beatty of The Salvation Army in Grand Forks, N.D., departed for Palu, Indonesia, where he will spend two months assisting survivors of several earthquakes and tsunamis that rocked the country in 2018...

February 19, 2019 | Stories

#CountMe for Giving Hearts Day

Donations matched in North Dakota on Thursday, Feb. 14

Your donation to The Salvation Army on Thursday, Feb. 14 - which is Giving Hearts Day in North Dakota – will support people and families experiencing poverty...

February 12, 2019 | Stories

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