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Children play in a Salvation Army after-school program

Sorry, Santa: These kids love Saint Grand a tad more

Saint Nicholas is great. But Saint Grand is better. That’s what kids served by The Salvation Army think, anyway. Earlier this week, a group of young children...

December 6, 2012 | Stories

Jeanne Engelsmeier

Mother of six still finds time for shift at red kettle

Jeanne Engelsmeier loves The Salvation Army because she knows firsthand how important the organization is...

December 5, 2012 | Stories

Wives of Minnesota Wild coaches volunteering

Holiday help: To give and receive

If there’s one silver lining to the NHL lockout, it’s this: Minnesota Wild staffers and their spouses...

November 22, 2012 | Stories

Fargo Thanksgiving dinner

Come hungry: Free Thanksgiving dinners served across MN, ND

The Salvation Army spent the past week giving turkeys and all the fixings to hundreds of families in need. The next item on our Thanksgiving agenda is just as tasty...

November 20, 2012 | Stories

108 Rock Stars at Rock the Red Kettle

Rock the Red Kettle event exceeds goal of $108,000

The Twin Cities Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Kick Off - Rock the Red Kettle - raised $108,958.76 on Saturday, Nov. 10, a one-day record for kick off events...

November 12, 2012 | Stories

Xcel Energy presents a check

Xcel Energy gives scary-big HeatShare donation

Xcel Energy gave $125,000 to The Salvation Army’s HeatShare program on Halloween morning, a monstrously large gift that the Army will use to keep families warm this winter...

October 31, 2012 | Press Releases

Walk to End Hunger

Give back, then give thanks

The Salvation Army invites you to join us Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 22, to give back before giving thanks. Become a hunger fighter...

October 25, 2012 | Stories

Bill Clinton addresses the crowd

The Salvation Army honored at Hubert H. Humphrey memorial

Before former President Bill Clinton, Gov. Mark Dayton and other famous politicians spoke at the Aug. 4 unveiling of the new Hubert H. Humphrey memorial in St. Paul, master of ceremonies State Sen. Dick Cohen told the 1,000-person audience a heartfelt story about The Salvation Army...

August 7, 2012 | Stories

New ATVs at camp

Polaris donates 19 brand new ATVs to Salvation Army camp

Thanks to Polaris Industries Inc., hundreds of inner-city and low-income kids can now experience something they never imagined possible: driving an ATV through the woods...

August 7, 2012 | Stories

Day campers learn about making ice cream

Sweet memories for kids from backgrounds as diverse as toppings

Twenty-eight kiddos skipped into the St. Louis Park Dairy Queen on Wednesday, July 25th, smiling wide and waving. That may sound pretty typical for a group of kids about to eat ice cream, but this wasn't your average Dairy Queen outing...

August 1, 2012 | Stories

Woman handing plate of food to man

Hunger pushing Twin Cities families down, we’re pushing back

When it comes to fighting hunger, the Twin Cities Salvation Army has never been busier. We're opening more food shelves, serving more hot meals, creating new programs and striving to offer more nutritious food shelf items. What's more, we're in the early stages of developing new urban farming programs...

July 31, 2012 | Stories

Clients at the St. Paul W. 7th St. Salvation Army shop for food at a weekly farmer's market-style event

Gracious grocer gives 1 million pounds of food

There are a million reasons why Lund Food Holdings Inc. is a great grocery company – literally. The company’s Lunds and Byerly’s stores are on pace to give the Twin Cities Salvation Army no less than 1 million pounds of food...

July 31, 2012 | Stories

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