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Young girl sticking change in a kettle

Friday only: Twin Cities donations doubled by Thrivent (video)

Every Twin Cities donation dropped in a red kettle or made online on Friday, Dec. 4 will be doubled, up to $75,000, by Thrivent Financial...

December 3, 2015 | Stories

Anna Stanley, an 8-year-old who plans to Give Christmas Away this year

Duluth girl gives her Christmas away (video)

Anna Stanley, 8, is a big fan of Build-A-Bear Workshop and this year she's giving her Christmas away so that others may share in the joy she receives from the stuffed bears...

November 30, 2015 | Stories

Gift wrapping for Operation Toy Lift

Operation Toy Lift connects families during tough times (video)

Operation Toy Lift keeps incarcerated parents connected with their children at Christmas...

November 17, 2015 | Stories

Volunteer bell ringer wearing apron and holding bell

Bell ringer shares ‘singing selfies,’ encourages others to join (video)

A natural on stage, when Mark Lundquist bell rings he belts out Christmas tunes and somehow does it all while taking a “video selfie”...

October 2, 2015 | Stories

Agatha Fleming, who left a legacy gift to the Duluth Salvation Army

The life and legacy of Agatha Fleming (video)

Agatha Fleming led a life that demonstrated God's love for others. Upon her death in 2010, those who knew her closely spoke of her kindness and pure acceptance of others as they reflected on her life...

September 18, 2015 | Stories

Brainerd Salvation Army mobile kitchen serving meals to storm survivors

Hot meals served to thousands in days after Brainerd storm (video)

In the seven days following the wind storm in the Brainerd Lakes area, The Salvation Army served a total of 2,734 meals and 1,250 snacks...

August 3, 2015 | Stories

MOST Amazing Race winners Tom Puzak and Eric Kelly

Three-peat: Puzak, Kelly win Race (video)

They did it again. The winners of this year’s 10th anniversary MOST Amazing Race are Tom Puzak and Eric Kelly...

July 26, 2015 | Featured

Kids board a Salvation Army bus

Summer youth programs a boon across MN, ND (video)

School's out, and some parents are having a difficult time paying for the added expenses of child care, weekday lunches and summer activities. Thankfully, The Salvation Army offers fantastic solutions...

June 24, 2015 | Stories

Nepal earthquake relief

Nepal earthquake relief continues (updated 6/17, plus new video)

The Nepal earthquake has all but vanished from the news cycle, yet Salvation Army staff and volunteers maintain that the need for humanitarian relief is still sky high – especially in rural villages (watch video)...

June 17, 2015 | Stories

78th Annual National Donut Day

Roseville, Minn. - Did you know that The Salvation Army is often credited with bringing the donut to America? It all started on the battle fields of France during World War I when Salvation Army workers served coffee and donuts to soldiers in the trenches, to help boost their spirits...

June 2, 2015 | Press Releases

Creating the donut dough at Yo Yo Donuts

Donut Day: Free treats, newly-found video

Free donuts and other tasty promotions available in honor of National Donut Day on Friday, June 5...

June 1, 2015 | Stories

Salvation Army disaster relief in Nepal

URGENT: Donations needed for Nepal (updated 5/14)

The situation is urgent. Salvation Army disaster teams in Nepal need money to buy more food, water and supplies for residents of Kathmandu, nearby cities and outlying villages. Please give what you can...

May 13, 2015 | Stories

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