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Tall ladder

Devotional: Dump the weight, climb the ladder

Imagine how difficult it would be to climb a tall ladder with a massive weight hanging on your back. In the same way, sin is a weight that impedes our progress toward a deeper relationship with God in heaven...

May 16, 2016 | Stories

Volunteers pray with tornado survivors

Nat’l Sal Army Week, Part VII: Love in disasters

Salvation Army disaster volunteers do more than serve meals and drinks to survivors and first responders. Some of the volunteers provide another critical service...

May 15, 2016 | Stories

Shelter guest at Harbor Light

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part VI: Providing shelter

On any given night, The Salvation Army houses about 1,050 people across Minnesota and North Dakota. We operate 50 housing facilities that provide three main types of housing services...

May 14, 2016 | Stories

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part V: Kids in poverty

Children who grow up in poverty tend to stay in poverty as adults. The Salvation Army is trying to change that sad reality through critical programs that are breaking the cycle...

May 13, 2016 | Stories

Salvation Army Family Store

Stores offer items for free during disaster

At The Salvation Army stores in outstate Minnesota and North Dakota you can find great deals on clothing, furniture, household goods and much more. But the stores also serve our communities in an important way during times of disaster...

May 12, 2016 | Stories

Checkout counter at Salvation Army store

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part IV: Rehabilitation

When you shop at or donate to Salvation Army stores in Minnesota and North Dakota, you fund Salvation Army rehabilitation programs and other services that change lives...

May 12, 2016 | Stories

Salvation Army disaster services

Spiritual care is key in disaster relief

The Salvation Army is ready to serve when disaster strikes. But volunteers say the most important resource they can offer survivors is hope...

May 11, 2016 | Stories

Kid eating hot meal

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part III: Hunger

The Salvation Army Northern Division is a leader in hunger abatement, operating 22 food shelves and 16 hot meal sites in Minnesota and North Dakota...

May 11, 2016 | Stories

Group of volunteers

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part II: Volunteers

About 68,000 Salvation Army volunteers gave their time in Minnesota and North Dakota last year. Without their help, there would be no Salvation Army Northern Division...

May 10, 2016 | Stories

William Booth portrait

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part I: History

The Salvation Army was founded nearly a century before President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the first National Salvation Army Week in 1954...

May 9, 2016 | Stories

Jill Zimmer receives help from Salvation Army staff

From a mountain of burden to a ‘Pathway of Hope’

Jill Zimmer was filled with the dream that her high school sweetheart would eventually become her married "happily ever after." After 18 years she realized it wasn't meant to be and things spiraled downward. She was anxious, depressed and worried. It took some time and some help, but she's now on a path of hope and promise...

May 5, 2016 | Stories

Salvation Army officer praying

Pray for a leader on National Day of Prayer, take virtual pledge

Today is the 65th annual National Day of Prayer. Right now thousands of people from Hawaii to Maine are praying for the United States, its leaders, and its families. Please, take a moment to bow your head...

May 4, 2016 | Stories

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