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Volunteer serves meals

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Hot meals, groceries

The Salvation Army Northern Division is one the largest providers of food in Minnesota and North Dakota – all because of our volunteers...

April 24, 2017 | Stories

Volunteers pray with disaster survivors

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Hope amid disasters

Salvation Army disaster volunteers are on call, 24 hours a day, to provide critical services when tornadoes, floods, and other calamities strike...

April 21, 2017 | Stories

Salvation Army bell ringers

Nat’l Volunteer Week: Kettles and bells

You see them outside storefronts from Thanksgiving until Christmas, wearing thick coats, boots, hats, and mittens. They stand next to red kettles, shivering and smiling, shaking a handbell in the air. They are Salvation Army bell ringers, and they are some of our most prized volunteers...

April 21, 2017 | Blogs

Racks of clothes at a Salvation Army Store

Your old clothing may be worth more than you think (video)

Pause before you toss that old stuff away. Your donations to our stores can save you money...

April 13, 2017 | Featured

Commissioner Emily Piper

Top human services leader lauds Army dental clinic

Minnesota Department of Human Services commissioner Emily Piper (pictured above) stopped by The Salvation Army Good Samaritan Dental Clinic in Rochester, Minn. on March 27 to learn more about how the program is filling an important gap in the community. Now in its 15th year, the clinic provides free or low-cost emergency dental services for hundreds of…

March 30, 2017 | Stories

Tom Giroux portrait

Heartwarming deed helps couple avoid financial ruin

Just when Tom and Shirley Giroux thought their financial freefall was over, their furnace conked out. Thankfully, The Salvation Army's HeatShare program was able to offer relief...

March 15, 2017 | Stories

Apartment building

Housing program saves dollars, dignity

Taxpayers pay about $40,000 for every person who lives on the streets for one year. This innovative program can help...

March 6, 2017 | Stories

Hand reaching for fresh produce at food distribution

Watch this video to give a meal

Did you know that The Salvation Army can stretch your dollar to purchase three times as many meals as you can get at a grocery store? Watch the video below to see what that looks like in terms of actual groceries. Every view of the video during March provides a meal to a neighbor in need...

March 2, 2017 | Stories

Young boy reads book

Mission: Literacy program makes reading fun for students

Schools around the nation are celebrating today, March 2, as Dr. Seuss's birthday, more commonly known as Read Across America Day. Students participating in the St. Paul Payne Ave. Salvation Army after-school program chose to celebrate by reading a Dr. Seuss classic, "Green Eggs and Ham." These students have been working on their reading skills through the Mission: Literacy curriculum since we began offering it...

March 2, 2017 | Stories

Giving Hearts Day | Feb. 9

Giving Hearts Day sparks $15K donation in Jamestown

Less than 12 hours remain for North Dakota’s Giving Hearts Day match, and a major donation hopes to spark unprecedented giving in Jamestown. Yesterday a woman walked into the Jamestown Salvation Army’s Worship and Service Center and donated $15,000...

February 9, 2017 | Press Releases

Giving Hearts Day | Feb. 9

Donations will be matched Feb. 9 in North Dakota

Your giving heart on Thursday, Feb. 9, North Dakota’s Giving Hearts Day, provides a pathway out of poverty for families in need...

February 1, 2017 | Press Releases

One happy bell ringer

2016 Christmas Review newsletter

Welcome to our Christmas Review online newsletter, which provides exciting news and highlights from The Salvation Army’s 2016 Christmas Campaign in the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, and North Dakota. Scroll down to discover fundraising totals, stats, and inspirational stories about our donors, volunteers, and the people we served throughout th…

January 26, 2017 | Press Releases

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