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Devotional: Giving and sacrificing are not the same

There is a story in the New Testament that I keep coming back to. It’s Luke 10:29-37, the story of the Good Samaritan. In the story, a lawyer wants to test Jesus about the greatest commandment (Luke 10:27). He asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”

August 16, 2018 | Blogs

Kids help unload backpacks donated by Morrie's Auto

Morrie’s Auto donates 6,000 backpacks and $25k

Dozens of Minneapolis kids came to Salvation Army headquarters in Roseville to pick out new backpacks and cram them full of new school supplies. It was all thanks to Morrie’s Automotive Group and its customers...

August 16, 2018 | Featured

Portrait of Lts. Scott and Jennifer Ruse

New Brainerd officers took unlikely path to the Army

Lts. Scott and Jennifer Ruse are not your typical Salvation Army officers. They joined The Salvation Army late in life after spending much of their 15-year marriage riding on motorcycles and drinking inside of bars... 

August 15, 2018 | Stories

Bob Bemel, Salvation Army volunteer

Parking volunteer was born at The Salvation Army

Many people discover Jesus at The Salvation Army and are born-again. Bob Bemel, on the other hand, was literally born at The Salvation Army...

August 8, 2018 | Stories

Bella, 10, accepts her Robert Johnson award

Little girl with angelic voice wins annual award

The Salvation Army is proud to announce that a 10-year-old girl named Bella has won our 2018 Robert Johnson Memorial Award...

August 7, 2018 | Stories

Salvation Army staff and kids pose in front of their garden

Community garden to support Northeast Minneapolis

Seven years ago, The Salvation Army Minneapolis Central Worship and Service Center staff wanted to provide fresh vegetables to people in their community. With the help of some passionate volunteers, they were able to start a garden on site...

August 7, 2018 | Stories

Ashley plays with kids

Army is young Hispanic volunteer’s segunda familia

Ashley Bracamontes never knew she had a second home. Then she met The Salvation Army...

August 2, 2018 | Stories

A group of women posing in front of a Missing Pieces Escape Games sign

Register now: The MOST Amazing Escape Sept. 22

The Salvation Army’s MOST Amazing Escape is an experience. You team will be challenged with unraveling riddles and piecing together puzzles to find the ending to your story before the time runs out. Registration is now open for the event on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018...

August 1, 2018 | Stories

A Salvation Army caseworker helps a woman

Donations in Action: Happy birthday to you

A girl gets a birthday cake, a veteran receives counseling, a woman gets furniture, a lady avoids homelessness - four of the many ways The Salvation Army uses your donations to do the most good...

July 25, 2018 | Stories

MOST Amazing Escape logo

‘MOST Amazing Escape’ event coming Sept. 22

An exciting new fundraising event is on the horizon: The MOST Amazing Escape, which combines mystery, storytelling and strategy to put you and your team at the center of real-life challenges...

July 23, 2018 | Blogs

Portrait of Tom and Trudy Canfield

Former drug dealer is now a top Salvation Army leader

When Tom Canfield first arrived at The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center in Minneapolis in 2005, he’d just been released from jail after getting caught selling methamphetamine. Today, he's in charge of the place...

July 19, 2018 | Featured

Shopko storefront

Donate school supplies at select Shopko stores in MN

Help children in your community by donating school supplies at select Shopko stores during the retailer’s annual “Tools for School” drive July 8–Aug. 10...

July 6, 2018 | Stories

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