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Fight for Good series: Man vs. stroke

Jerry suffered a stroke at just 53 years old. He’d spent months in therapy, unable to work. Eventually, he was forced to make a decision: pay his medical bills, or pay his rent...

November 22, 2017 | Stories

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Fight for Good series: Mother and son vs. utility disconnection

Matthew is a Personal Care Attendant for his mother, Linda, who lives with brain damage and physical limitations. Although Matthew had been doing his best to care for his mom, money was tight, and he’d fallen behind on their energy bill...

November 15, 2017 | Stories

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Fight for Good series: Fired worker vs. poor eyesight

John’s eyesight had been deteriorating for three years, and it finally landed him in a catch-22. He had lost his job because of his poor eyesight, but when he’d been employed, he did not have good health insurance or enough money to see an optometrist...

November 8, 2017 | Stories

Trish Thacker, Executive Director of Harbor Light Center

New leader at Harbor Light brings unique perspective

Meet Trish Thacker, the new Executive Director of The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis...

November 8, 2017 | Stories

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Fight for Good series: Single mom vs. online shopping

Wendy is a low-income single mom with two young daughters. A Salvation Army social worker took her to a retail store to purchase back-to-school supplies for her girls. When they arrived, Wendy was disappointed to learn that the sale she’d heard about was only offered online...

November 1, 2017 | Stories

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Fight for Good series: Woman vs. work clothes

A woman named Tricia came to The Salvation Army with a simple but critically important need: work clothes...

October 31, 2017 | Stories

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Fight for Good series: Paralyzed man vs. hunger

An older gentleman named Gus came to The Salvation Army in need of food and other assistance. The right side of his body was paralyzed due to a stroke he’d suffered recently. He began having trouble...

October 27, 2017 | Stories

Lt. Matthew Beatty serves in Puerto Rico

Grand Forks, N.D. officer sends glimpses of Puerto Rico aftermath

Lt. Matthew Beatty is busy serving survivors of Hurricane Maria on behalf of The Salvation Army’s Disaster Services Team...

October 27, 2017 | Stories

A woman reads Northern Highlights magazine

Bold steps: Northern Highlights 2017

The magazine features incredible stories about the people, children and families you’ve impacted by donating your time and money...

October 23, 2017 | Stories

A hot meal is served at the Fargo Salvation Army

Modest man leaves bold gift in Fargo

The late Gary Nelson ate lunch at The Salvation Army almost every weekday for a decade before surprising us with a gift to help continue the program...

October 19, 2017 | Featured

London, mom helped by Salvation Army

Duluth woman is unstoppable

London is on a new path. She is now working full-time and going to school.

October 17, 2017 | Stories

Brainerd services: Anything but ordinary

Here's how The Salvation Army fills unique needs in northern Minnesota...

October 17, 2017 | Stories

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