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Chris Tjornhom (left), Francis Cheung (middle), Joe O'Brien (right)

Honoring Chris by tripling the good work he inspired

What I miss most about Chris is his belief that there is still hope for everyone. He saw the good, and then he worked with a person in crisis to multiply that good and rebuild their broken life...

December 21, 2012 | Blogs

Children exuberant about gifts that were donated to them

Better to give than to receive

Most of the time, the person donating a gift doesn’t get to meet the child who receives it...

December 21, 2012 | Testimonials

Deonna Day and her friends dance at a prom

50 prom dresses and a girl’s last wish

Deonna Day was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. The disease was in remission until November, when doctors...

December 21, 2012 | Featured

Toy Shop sign on tables stacked with toys

Grace amid crisis: Stories from the Toy Shop

As I was helping one woman carry a bag of toys to her car, she shared with me that she had to give her children the option of Christmas toys or a roof over their heads this year...

December 20, 2012 | Blogs

Ramsey County Care Center resident June Bacs ringing bells with her family members, Cindy and Dave Martell and Kim Ebeling

Local seniors find comfort, joy

The residents of Ramsey County Care Center had a great time ringing Salvation Army bells with family and friends...

December 19, 2012 | Blogs

Child places a dollar bill in a red kettle

Christmas donations plummet across N.D., Greater Minn.

The Salvation Army needs major help. Christmas donations have plummeted across North Dakota and greater Minnesota...

December 19, 2012 | Stories

A mother selects a toy for her child at The Salvation Army Toy Shop

Urgent: Toys Still Needed

After a few busy days at Salvation Army Toy Shops , workers are warning they are in danger of running out of toys...

December 18, 2012 | Featured

Salvation Army volunteers with an ATV donated by Polaris Industries Inc.

Sandy update: Local volunteer rescues relief workers

Turns out the ATVs that Polaris Industries Inc. gave The Salvation Army for Hurricane Sandy relief are great for serving food and water, and even better for rescuing relief workers stuck in the sand...

December 18, 2012 | Stories

Young girl named Lucy rings a bell

Season in review: 2012 bellringers

Thousands of volunteers rang bells at Red Kettles for more than 16,000 hours during the 2012 Christmas season starting on November 10...

December 17, 2012 | Photos

Gopher's men's basketball coach and a player unload new coats

Gopher basketball team gives coats, assistance to families

The Gophers men's basketball team, led by head coach Tubby Smith, gave The Salvation Army 73 new coats and a $1,000 donation...

December 14, 2012 | Photos

Viktor the Viking and cheerleaders ring bells at at Red Kettle

Celebrity Day brings familiar faces to Red Kettles

Celebrity bell ringing day was Dec. 14 at Southdale Mall in Edina...

December 14, 2012 | Photos

Hand putting money in red kettle

Saint Grand continues to strike

Last Christmas season, a mystery Minnesotan gave 23 kettle donations of $1,000. The person – affectionately known as Saint Grand...

December 13, 2012 | Stories

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