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Checkout counter at Salvation Army store

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part IV: Rehabilitation

When you shop at or donate to Salvation Army stores in Minnesota and North Dakota, you fund Salvation Army rehabilitation programs and other services that change lives...

May 12, 2016 | Stories

Kid eating hot meal

Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part III: Hunger

The Salvation Army Northern Division is a leader in hunger abatement, operating 22 food shelves and 16 hot meal sites in Minnesota and North Dakota...

May 11, 2016 | Stories

Jill Zimmer receives help from Salvation Army staff

From a mountain of burden to a ‘Pathway of Hope’

Jill Zimmer was filled with the dream that her high school sweetheart would eventually become her married "happily ever after." After 18 years she realized it wasn't meant to be and things spiraled downward. She was anxious, depressed and worried. It took some time and some help, but she's now on a path of hope and promise...

May 5, 2016 | Stories

Volunteers help The Salvation Army

Meet the 2016 Volunteers of the Year

The Salvation Army of Minnesota and North Dakota would be nothing without its volunteers. See why...

April 11, 2016 | Stories

Leslie and son Jade

N.D. mom gets second chance, runs with it (video)

Single mother Leslie Penass of Williston, N.D. is a new person thanks to an innovative Salvation Army program that teaches families how to be self-sufficient...

March 24, 2016 | Stories

Single mother Rebecca receives food from The Salvation Army

Hey, food donors: Meet Rebecca (video)

The most efficient way to support families like Rebecca's: give to us online before FoodShare Month ends....

March 18, 2016 | Featured

Salvation Army Grocery Challenge

Blogger gets a taste of food insecurity (video)

Written by Heather Shue, blogger at Simply Save | Republished with permission from Editor’s Note: Heather participated in our Salvation Army grocery challenge as part of Minnesota FoodShare Month. Our goal: To shed light on how far a dollar can be stretched when donated to our food programs due to partnerships that allow us to pu…

March 17, 2016 | Blogs

Officer gathers food shelf donations

March Campaign: Satisfy your hunger to help

Hungry to make a difference? Satisfy your appetite to help by supporting The Salvation Army during Minnesota’s largest food drive of the year – Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign. The campaign runs now through April 1...

March 1, 2016 | Stories

Portrait of Christopher Davy

Shelter guest writes, performs gripping rap music (video)

Harbor Light shelter guest Christopher Davy writes original rap music and performs it with unmistakable passion...

February 15, 2016 | Stories

My Pillow founder Mike Lindell

‘My Pillow’ founder Mike Lindell gives 1,000 pillows (video)

My Pillow founder Mike Lindell stopped by The Salvation Army Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis this morning to donate 1,000 of his famous pillows...

January 28, 2016 | Stories

American Idol contestant and Salvation Army member, Dahlia Jones

‘Idol’ singer credits Salvation Army

The world is now discovering what The Salvation Army in Brooklyn Park, Minn., has always known: singer Dahlia Jones is a superstar...

January 19, 2016 | Featured

Melissa Johnson helps a woman pick out toys

Tornado survivor gives back at Toy Shop (video)

Melissa Johnson has not forgotten about the help The Salvation Army gave her family after the North Minneapolis tornado of 2011. Her gratitude was on display Dec. 21 at The Salvation Army’s toy shop in St. Paul...

December 22, 2015 | Stories

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