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Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part IV: History

Incredibly, The Salvation Army was founded nearly 100 years before President Dwight D. Eisenhower declared the first National Salvation Army Week in 1954...

May 17, 2018 | Stories

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Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part III: Pathway of Hope

Learn about Pathway of Hope, a Salvation Army mentoring program that seeks to end poverty by focusing on and eliminating its root causes...

May 16, 2018 | Stories

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Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part I: Hunger

The Salvation Army is a leader in hunger abatement, operating 24 food shelves and 16 hot meal sites in Minnesota and North Dakota...

May 14, 2018 | Featured

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Nat’l Salvation Army Week, Part II: Rehabilitation

When you shop at or donate to Salvation Army Stores in Minnesota and North Dakota, you give happiness to people who once had nothing to smile about...

May 10, 2018 | Stories

Major Elaine Medlock wins YWCA award

Fargo officers wins YWCA Community Faith Award

Major Elaine Medlock, co-leader of the Fargo Salvation Army, won the YWCA Community Faith Award at the 45th annual YWCA Women of the Year award banquet on Monday, April 30...

May 7, 2018 | Stories

Chaplain Training at Northern Division headquarters

Chaplain training molds ‘spiritual paramedics’

The Salvation Army Northern Division hosted a chaplain training at its headquarters in Roseville, Minn., where dozens of men and women received instruction on how to be a 'spiritual paramedic'...

May 7, 2018 | Stories

Volunteer Kris Ihrke

Rochester volunteer inspires in 50 unique ways

Salvation Army volunteer Kris Ihrke didn’t want cards or presents for her 50th birthday. Instead, the resident of Rochester, Minn. wanted her friends and family to celebrate by performing 50 random acts of kindness...

April 30, 2018 | Stories

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Take our virtual pledge on National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 3 is the 67th annual National Day of Prayer. On that day, thousands of people will pray for the United States, its unity, and its families...

April 26, 2018 | Stories

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Donations in Action: Never give up

A waitress keeps her home, a family stays off government assistance, a woman takes a better path, families don't get left in the cold ... four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

April 26, 2018 | Blogs

Portrait of Major Nancy Mead

Officer wins cash on ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ TV gameshow

Major Nancy Mead of The Salvation Army Northern Division won $1,000 while competing on the CBS gameshow “Let’s Make a Deal"...

April 24, 2018 | Stories

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MOST Amazing Race ends after 12 years

After 12 years, the sun has finally set on The MOST Amazing Race. Join us as we look back on the history of the race and its most amazing moments...

April 20, 2018 | Featured

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Follow-up: The unreal testimony of Rick Loftus

In early 2016 we shared the jaw-dropping story of Rick Loftus, a graduate of The Salvation Army Rehabilitation Center in Minneapolis. Recently we caught up with Loftus to learn about his progress...

April 19, 2018 | Stories

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