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Shoes for sale

No shoes for Sunday school

Here at the Willmar Salvation Army, a little girl recently came to our Sunday School class not wearing any shoes...

August 23, 2012 | Blogs

Child arrives at Target

Surprises in the shopping for Salvation Army volunteers

When Twin Cities Salvation Army volunteers took 300 kids shopping for back-to-school clothes as part of Target School Spree, they walked away with a whole new perspective. After helping each child pick out $80 worth of clothes...

August 20, 2012 | Blogs

Bill Clinton addresses the crowd

The Salvation Army honored at Hubert H. Humphrey memorial

Before former President Bill Clinton, Gov. Mark Dayton and other famous politicians spoke at the Aug. 4 unveiling of the new Hubert H. Humphrey memorial in St. Paul, master of ceremonies State Sen. Dick Cohen told the 1,000-person audience a heartfelt story about The Salvation Army...

August 7, 2012 | Stories

New ATVs at camp

Polaris donates 19 brand new ATVs to Salvation Army camp

Thanks to Polaris Industries Inc., hundreds of inner-city and low-income kids can now experience something they never imagined possible: driving an ATV through the woods...

August 7, 2012 | Stories

Ema McKinley with officers Jim and Paulette Frye

Jesus heals paralyzed Salvation Army volunteer

Longtime Rochester Salvation Army volunteer Ema McKinley continues to gain worldwide attention following a Christmas Eve miracle that has Mayo Clinic doctors scratching their heads: One day she was paralyzed, the next she was walking...

August 4, 2012 | Featured

Day campers learn about making ice cream

Sweet memories for kids from backgrounds as diverse as toppings

Twenty-eight kiddos skipped into the St. Louis Park Dairy Queen on Wednesday, July 25th, smiling wide and waving. That may sound pretty typical for a group of kids about to eat ice cream, but this wasn't your average Dairy Queen outing...

August 1, 2012 | Stories

Woman handing plate of food to man

Hunger pushing Twin Cities families down, we’re pushing back

When it comes to fighting hunger, the Twin Cities Salvation Army has never been busier. We're opening more food shelves, serving more hot meals, creating new programs and striving to offer more nutritious food shelf items. What's more, we're in the early stages of developing new urban farming programs...

July 31, 2012 | Stories

Clients at the St. Paul W. 7th St. Salvation Army shop for food at a weekly farmer's market-style event

Gracious grocer gives 1 million pounds of food

There are a million reasons why Lund Food Holdings Inc. is a great grocery company – literally. The company’s Lunds and Byerly’s stores are on pace to give the Twin Cities Salvation Army no less than 1 million pounds of food...

July 31, 2012 | Stories

H.O.P.E. Harbor

Free housing for the homeless costs taxpayers less?

Does giving a homeless person a free place to live actually cost taxpayers less than doing nothing? Surprisingly, yes...

May 7, 2012 | Stories

Rehabilitation Center participant working a thrift store

Spring cleaning: reduce, recycle, rehabilitate

That exercise equipment that didn't get you on the running path? It can still do some good. It could end up getting an addict on the road to recovery...

April 7, 2012 | Stories

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