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Donations in Action: A clear direction

Two young men were walking down Central Avenue in Minneapolis aimlessly, not knowing where to go, until they saw a “free lunch” sign with an arrow pointing to The Salvation Army...

August 23, 2018 | Stories

Volunteer does office work

Paper-pushing volunteers are unsung heroes

Darlene White and Jan Prelgo are Salvation Army volunteers who understand an important truth: time is money... 

February 12, 2018 | Stories

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Super Bowl victory

A Super Bowl party for homeless people, a young woman and a struggling family find housing, and a woman with cancer won't quit fighting ... four of the many ways The Salvation Army uses your donations to do the most good...

February 6, 2018 | Stories

Portrait of Crystal Hill

Mother and toddler reunite after three years (video)

With help from The Salvation Army, Crystal Hill has gotten back everything that addiction stole from her – including her son...

January 30, 2018 | Blogs

Justin Keene

First video of new series is a tear-jerker

The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center in Minneapolis is launching a new series of video testimonies to promote its addiction recovery services, and the first video is a tear-jerker...

January 22, 2018 | Stories

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Woman vs. car repairs

Two of the tires on Jennifer’s car were flat. Despite working full-time, she couldn’t afford new tires. She could barely afford her monthly medications and weekly food bill...

December 20, 2017 | Stories

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Single mother vs. Hurricane Irma

A single mother named Joan recently left Minnesota to live in Florida but had to come right back in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma...

December 13, 2017 | Stories

Isaac, The Things They Carry

The Things They Carry: Isaac

"The Things They Carry" is a four-part series about homeless youth in the Twin Cities, and how The Salvation Army is helping them. Here's Isaac's story...

December 11, 2017 | Featured

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Grace vs. discipline

A local police officer escorted a young woman named Kim into our office after pulling her over a few minutes before. Instead of giving her a ticket, he’d chosen to bring her to a place he could trust – The Salvation Army...

December 6, 2017 | Stories

The Things They Carry: Megan

"The Things They Carry" is a four-part series about homeless youth in the Twin Cities, and how The Salvation Army is helping them. Here's Megan's story...

December 4, 2017 | Stories

I Fight for Good Badge

Fight for Good series: Family vs. bed bugs

Nancy and Edward were in a tough spot. Edward had been hospitalized due to complications with diabetes, and their son’s emotional problems were getting worse. Just when the family thought their lives couldn’t be more difficult, they discovered that their furniture had become infested with bed bugs...

November 30, 2017 | Stories

Portrait of Martin for story series The Things They Carry

The Things They Carry: Martin

"The Things They Carry" is a four-part series about homeless youth in the Twin Cities, and how The Salvation Army is helping them. Here's Martin's story...

November 27, 2017 | Featured

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