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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...

October 15, 2017 | Stories

social worker

Donations in Action: Irma survivor helped in Minn.

A Hurricane Irma survivor flees to Minnesota and gets help; a homeless youth stabilizes in record time; a woman gets closer to her goal of stability; a veteran gets the help he deserves – four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good..

October 5, 2017 | Stories

Local volunteers at Harvey

Local volunteer says she gets even more than she’s giving in Texas

Nearly a dozen Salvation Army volunteers from the Twin Cities are serving in Houston following Hurricane Harvey. Meet one who says she is receiving even more blessings that she is giving...

September 8, 2017 | Stories

Russell Gutsche learns Russian

Employee learns Russian to better serve

A Salvation Army case manager decides to learn one of the toughest foreign languages, all to better serve his community...

July 28, 2017 | Featured

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You can never be too far from God

Maybe you’re reading this and thinking: “I am too far away from God. He could never forgive me.” Boy, do we have news for you...

July 18, 2017 | Blogs

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Policeman has big heart

A tearful police officer leads a woman to us, a single mother and her son are reunited, a woman without furniture is no longer sleeping on the floor ... three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

July 17, 2017 | Stories

Delores Jones and her grandkids

Update: Woman who lost it all gets ordained

Through a Salvation Army mentoring program called Pathway of Hope, Delores Jones has taken her recovery to new heights and is now an ordained minister...

July 12, 2017 | Stories

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Four ways your donation contributes to simpler living

You may not have realized that by making a donation, you are helping others lead simpler lives...

July 10, 2017 | Blogs

A child leads a horse at The Yellow Farm

Inner-city youth ride horses on a farm (video)

Last week, 40 youth from the Payne Ave. Salvation Army in St. Paul exited the concrete jungle for a day of horseback riding at The Yellow Farm – a peaceful and sprawling equine facility located in New Germany, Minn...

July 6, 2017 | Stories

Portrait of Ricky Gustafson

Without housing, veteran ‘would have gotten high’

If not for Salvation Army housing programs, Ricky Gustafson would have been back on drugs the same day he was released from treatment...

June 30, 2017 | Stories

St. Cloud Salvation Army

Blog: Single mother and kids ‘hit rock bottom’

"My kids and I spent years living paycheck to paycheck, catastrophe to catastrophe. Eventually, I didn’t have a safe place for my kids to sleep anymore, and we were homeless..."

June 20, 2017 | Blogs

Biamene Porpkokoh

Shy girl transformed in after school program

A shy little girl who was struggling to read is transformed in The Salvation Army's after school program...

June 9, 2017 | Stories

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