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Seth MacDonald

Mankato teenager volunteers despite living in car

Despite living in a car with his family, Mankato teenager Seth MacDonald managed to volunteer at the Mankato Salvation Army every morning at 7:30 a.m...

April 15, 2015 | Stories

Warren Reiten, a veteran helped by The Salvation Army

How we helped one veteran avoid homelessness (video)

Warren Reiten, 72, learned about The Salvation Army while serving in Vietnam with the United States Army. Little did he know, decades after that introduction, The Salvation Army would help him avoid homelessness...

April 2, 2015 | Stories

Box of food being grabbed from shelf

Dakota County food shelf guests voice struggles

For one in 10 Minnesotans, having enough food is a daily struggle...

April 1, 2015 | Stories

Sean Briggs, who received help at the Fargo Salvation Army

Fargo Salvation Army is one man’s ‘sanctuary’ (video)

A native of Virginia, near Norfolk, Sean Briggs grew up in what he calls “the projects.” He moved to Fargo nearly 20 years ago and along with providing a good meal, The Salvation Army is Briggs' sanctuary...

March 31, 2015 | Blogs

Jamie Lamb, a man helped by the local food shelf

Food shelf helps unemployed man feed family (video)

“This month is pretty rough,” said Jamie Lamb, 34, East Grand Forks. “I ran into a financial bind.” The other day Lamb walked into the Grand Forks Salvation Army empty handed and walked out with boxes of food and juices...

March 26, 2015 | Stories

Police officer reading book to youth

Police bring books, smiles to kids in Southwest Minn.

Since the beginning of the school year, Worthington police officers have visited local schools nearly 50 times to read to children and given them new books...

March 20, 2015 | Blogs

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in action: Boots, cancer support, fridges, and more

A disabled man gets new boots, and a woman gets a fridge after spending two years using a cooler to keep her food cold - two of the many ways your donation to The Salvation Army has made a difference...

March 10, 2015 | Stories

Trisha Anderson receives food at the Albert Lea Salvation Army

Food shelf offers peace of mind for mom of five (video)

The Salvation Army is known for Doing the Most Good ®, but for somebody who’s not used to asking for help a simple request for food can seem daunting...

March 6, 2015 | Stories

Salvation Army caseworker

Donations in action: Living in cars, evictions, and more

Helping to keep a man from losing his home after he used his rent payment to travel to his son's funeral - one of the many ways your donation to The Salvation Army has made a difference. Read more stories like this...

February 16, 2015 | Stories

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in action: Drunk drivers, house fires and more

Helping to keep the family of a man killed by a drunk driver from becoming homeless - one of the many ways your donation to The Salvation Army has made a difference. Read more stories like this...

January 23, 2015 | Stories

Hot chicken dinner on tray

Sometimes a meal is more than just a meal

Sometimes, a meal provided by The Salvation Army is needed by somebody who can afford their own food just as much as it is needed by somebody who cannot...

January 12, 2015 | Testimonials

Williston Salvation Army building

Williston man goes from homeless to dream job

Five months ago, a homeless man came to the Williston Salvation Army in need of food, a gas voucher and loving support. Our help led to him finding housing and his dream job...

January 8, 2015 | Stories

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