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Wren Brandonburg works at a computer

Woman fights for good behind the scenes

Wren Brandonburg has been volunteering for The Salvation Army for six years. She enjoys participating in activities that put her face-to-face with the people she is helping, but sometimes, she prefers to volunteer behind the scenes – such as data entry and answering phones at our Christmas call center...

November 21, 2018 | Stories

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Blue Door Pub donates 1,200 Thanksgiving meals

For the fifth year in a row, Twin Cities restaurant chain Blue Door Pub is donating enough hot Thanksgiving meals to serve every person who comes through The Salvation Army’s doors on Turkey Day...

November 20, 2018 | Stories

We've set a place for you this Thanksgiving

Free, hot Thanksgiving dinners in MN, ND

The Salvation Army invites you to a free Thanksgiving dinner at any of 11 locations in the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, and North Dakota. All are welcome and no registration is required...

November 20, 2018 | Stories

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Vikings, UnitedHealthcare deliver Thanksgiving meals

The Minnesota Vikings and UnitedHealthcare on Tuesday teamed up to purchase, package and deliver hundreds of Thanksgiving meals for St. Paul families in need...

November 15, 2018 | Stories

Jessica Becker and her family ring bells

Bell ringer fights for good to honor dad

This Christmas season, Jessica Becker and her family will be bell ringing to honor her father, Roger Bruns, who passed away earlier this year. She hopes that others will join her and help The Salvation Army fight for good...

November 14, 2018 | Featured

Give to the Max Day 2018

Give now during ‘Give to the Max Day’

Today is Give to the Max Day 2018, Minnesota’s biggest day of the year for giving. You can join the fun by making a gift to The Salvation Army...

November 13, 2018 | Stories

Amanda Brinkman portrait

TV star tapped as Twin Cities Christmas Chair (video)

The Twin Cities Salvation Army is proud to announce Amanda Brinkman as Chairperson of our 2018 Christmas Campaign...

November 12, 2018 | Stories

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A Veteran’s Day salute from The Salvation Army

Our gratitude for veterans is on display through a wide range of veteran-specific programs we offer throughout Minnesota and North Dakota – including short- and long-term housing, basic needs assistance, rehabilitation, counseling, and more...

November 9, 2018 | Stories

Portrait of Darla

Volunteer fights for good inside of prisons

Darla Bohn helps The Salvation Army fight for good by supporting women who are in prison and by mentoring those who have just come out...

November 7, 2018 | Featured

Social worker helps woman

Donations in Action: Single mother reclaims her life

Two single mothers make monster comebacks; a homeless teen perseveres; and a woman receives the healthy foods she needs ... three of the many ways The Salvation Army uses your donations to do the most good...

November 6, 2018 | Stories

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Pray for the Hungry

As we enter a month of reflection on all the blessings God has bestowed upon us, we want to take a moment to pray for those who are hungry, both spiritually and physically...

November 5, 2018 | Blogs

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Cold weather is bad news for struggling families

The cold has arrived in Minnesota and that is bad news for some people and families who are struggling to pay their energy bill. Just one unexpected expense can be the difference between them living in a home that is warm vs. one that is not...

October 29, 2018 | Stories

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