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Stuffed animal at the toy shop

A heartfelt thank you from someone you may have helped

If you dropped a donation in a Salvation Army Toy Shop bin over the holidays and wondered whatever became of that gift, we have your answer. That gesture became a blessing...

January 31, 2013 | Testimonials

Melvin Robinson, Kimi Bragdon and their daughter Mikaila

Cold hard facts: HeatShare testimony

If you’ve ever wondered how difficult life would be without heat, lights, TV and other modern conveniences...

January 21, 2013 | Featured

Thomas Johnson, a man whose life was changed at Harbor Light Center

The forefront of homelessness

Homeless numbers are at a 10-year high, but The Salvation Army Harbor Light Shelter is at the forefront of homelessness...

January 16, 2013 | Featured

Harbor Light Center beds

A life forever changed by The Salvation Army

After a day of volunteering at a Salvation Army Toy Shop, Joe Remley was at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis...

December 24, 2012 | Testimonials

Children exuberant about gifts that were donated to them

Better to give than to receive

Most of the time, the person donating a gift doesn’t get to meet the child who receives it...

December 21, 2012 | Testimonials

Salvation Army volunteers with an ATV donated by Polaris Industries Inc.

Sandy update: Local volunteer rescues relief workers

Turns out the ATVs that Polaris Industries Inc. gave The Salvation Army for Hurricane Sandy relief are great for serving food and water, and even better for rescuing relief workers stuck in the sand...

December 18, 2012 | Stories

Dave Heyser ringing a bell while in hospice care

Terminal cancer can’t stop Duluth bell ringer

Everyone knew Dave Heyser was a dedicated bell ringer. But not this dedicated...

December 12, 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

Terri receiving help at the Duluth Salvation Army food shelf

Terri’s story: No insurance, no where else to turn

Without flood insurance, Terri had no where to turn when her house sustained considerable damage in the June 2012 Northland Floods...

November 21, 2012 | Testimonials

Hands holding the Bible

The Mankato Salvation Army saved my life

My name is Robert Anthony Foreman, but everyone calls me Tony. I would like to take a few minutes to tell you about myself, my life, and the impact The Salvation Army has had on me...

October 17, 2012 | Testimonials

Shoes for sale

No shoes for Sunday school

Here at the Willmar Salvation Army, a little girl recently came to our Sunday School class not wearing any shoes...

August 23, 2012 | Blogs

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