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Portrait of Lindsay Williams

Single mother goes from client to caseworker

Lindsay Williams used to come to the Duluth Salvation Army in need of food, clothing, gas vouchers, and other assistance. She was a single mother, working dead-end jobs and struggling with addiction. Miraculously, Lindsay is now a caseworker at the Duluth Salvation Army...

January 14, 2019 | Stories

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Hope for the holidays

A depressed woman sees the light, a lonely man finds hope, a blown tire is fixed, and a woman with a broken foot finds a friend – four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

January 4, 2019 | Stories

Portrait of Major Rae Doliber

St. Paul Fire Dept donates radio gear for disasters

The St. Paul Fire Department recently donated thousands of dollars’ worth of radio equipment to The Salvation Army, including ham radios, a 50-foot antennae, and much more...

January 2, 2019 | Stories

John Del Vecchio plays guitar

Local musician writes cool song about bell ringing

One night last Christmas season, John Del Vecchio (pictured) pulled into the parking lot of Oxendale’s Market on the west side of Saint Paul. It was dark and cold, and he was going through a hard time in his life. When he stepped out of his car, he heard the distinct jingle of a Salvation Army bell. He heard something else, too: a female bell ringer, singing. “…

December 26, 2018 | Blogs

a glowing nativity scene

The Christmas story: The day our savior was born

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the day that God sent His son to save the world. What is the importance of Jesus' birth and where can it be found in scripture?...

December 23, 2018 | Blogs

Hot meals are served at the Virginia Salvation Army

Find a free Christmas meal across Minn., N.D.

In the days leading up to Christmas, Salvation Army staff and volunteers will serve a hot meal and other yummy Christmas favorites at select locations throughout Minnesota and North Dakota...

December 22, 2018 | Stories

2 days, 2 million illustration

Give now: All donations doubled in the Twin Cities

Thanks to a $1 million matching gift, all donations made to the Twin Cities Salvation Army will be doubled on Friday, Dec. 21 and Saturday, Dec. 22...

December 21, 2018 | Stories

Vikings WR Adam Thielen blesses 10 families

For the second year in a row, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen helped provide a merry Christmas for families served by The Salvation Army...

December 19, 2018 | Stories

Leon and Susan Godeke portrait

Couple fights for good by counting kettle donations

Volunteers like Leon and Susan Godeke fight for good by spending hours and hours sorting thousands of dollars worth of bills and loose change...

December 19, 2018 | Featured

Dolls with clothes sewn by volunteers

Volunteers sew outfits for 48 unclothed dolls

Several months ago, an anonymous donor dropped off 48 brand-new dolls at The Salvation Army’s headquarters in Roseville. We were thankful for the donation, but there was a problem: The dolls didn’t have any clothes. ...

December 13, 2018 | Stories

Schuda family bell rings together

Great big family fights for good

The Schudas are a great big family that fights for good. They first started volunteering for The Salvation Army in 2007, and today their specialty is bell ringing...

December 12, 2018 | Stories

Michael Winterringer rings bells

Saying goodbye to Michael Winterringer

The Salvation Army is grieved to learn that one of Minnesota’s most incredible and aptly named bell ringers, Michael Winterringer, passed away last weekend...

December 7, 2018 | Stories

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