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HeatShare helps middle-class families, too

Low-income families are not the only people who can need energy assistance during Minnesota's coldest months. Middle-class families sometimes need it, too...

February 12, 2019 | Stories

Salvation Army counselor

Donations in Action: Double the success

A young married couple gets help, a homeless vet fills his gas tank, two single moms stave off eviction ... just a few of the many ways The Salvation Army uses your donations to do the most good...

February 5, 2019 | Stories

Ladarius and Katia pose outside their new home

Vikings lineman gives family ‘a dream come true’

A formerly homeless family in St. Paul is living a dream come true thanks to Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Mike Remmers and his wife, Kelly...

January 22, 2019 | Stories

Portrait of Amanda Brinkman and Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson

2018 Christmas Review newsletter

Our Christmas Review online newsletter provides exciting news and highlights from The Salvation Army’s 2018 Christmas Campaign in the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota and North Dakota. Scroll down to discover fundraising totals and inspirational stories about our donors, volunteers, and the people we served throughout the holidays. Thank you for su…

January 15, 2019 | Stories

Portrait of Lindsay Williams

Single mother goes from client to caseworker

Lindsay Williams used to come to the Duluth Salvation Army in need of food, clothing, gas vouchers, and other assistance. She was a single mother, working dead-end jobs and struggling with addiction. Miraculously, Lindsay is now a caseworker at the Duluth Salvation Army...

January 14, 2019 | Stories

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Hope for the holidays

A depressed woman sees the light, a lonely man finds hope, a blown tire is fixed, and a woman with a broken foot finds a friend – four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

January 4, 2019 | Stories

Portrait of Major Rae Doliber

St. Paul Fire Dept donates radio gear for disasters

The St. Paul Fire Department recently donated thousands of dollars’ worth of radio equipment to The Salvation Army, including ham radios, a 50-foot antennae, and much more...

January 2, 2019 | Stories

Hot meals are served at the Virginia Salvation Army

Find a free Christmas meal across Minn., N.D.

In the days leading up to Christmas, Salvation Army staff and volunteers will serve a hot meal and other yummy Christmas favorites at select locations throughout Minnesota and North Dakota...

December 22, 2018 | Stories

2 days, 2 million illustration

Give now: All donations doubled in the Twin Cities

Thanks to a $1 million matching gift, all donations made to the Twin Cities Salvation Army will be doubled on Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22...

December 21, 2018 | Stories

Vikings WR Adam Thielen blesses 10 families

For the second year in a row, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen helped provide a merry Christmas for families served by The Salvation Army...

December 19, 2018 | Stories

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

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

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