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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

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‘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

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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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Donations in Action: Escaping a predator

An abused woman escapes to safety, a family battling medical issues gets help, a poor single mother gets her lights turned back on ... a few of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

July 5, 2018 | Stories

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Meet the 2018 Linden Scholarship winners

Six bright young students have earned $3,000 for college through the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s Linden Scholarship, a 40-year tradition...

July 2, 2018 | Featured

July 4th fireworks

Happy July Fourth from The Salvation Army

Whether you’ll be celebrating July Fourth at your cabin, home or elsewhere, don’t forget to pause for a moment to reflect upon the freedoms we enjoy in America...

July 2, 2018 | Stories

Duluth cityscape

Program helps house people with criminal history

The Salvation Army in Duluth, Minn. has a new program that gives incentives to landlords in exchange for renting to tenants with criminal backgrounds...

June 27, 2018 | Stories

Mural at Harbor Light

Harbor Light mural named one of country’s best

A vibrant public mural at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis last week was named one of the best in the country by Americans for the Arts...

June 20, 2018 | Stories

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