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Army In Action

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"Stories from the Book of Harbor Light' performance

Formerly homeless actors star in powerful play

The house was packed at Hennepin Theatre Trust last Friday for zAmya Theater’s performance of "Stories from the Book of Harbor Light" – a play about the real-life stories of people who have experienced homelessness while living at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center...

March 18, 2019 | Stories

a cross against a blue sky

Devotional: Addition and Subtraction

Around this time people ask one another, “What are you giving up for Lent?” It’s become the thing to do in preparation for Easter. Yet, the power behind Lent is not in what we give up but what we gain from self-denial...

March 15, 2019 | Blogs

Loading pallets of cleanup kits

Army stands ready for flooding in MN, ND

Should flooding occur anywhere in Minnesota or North Dakota, The Salvation Army Northern Division stands ready to offer food, water, emotional/spiritual care, and other support to survivors and relief workers if called upon by the government...

March 15, 2019 | Stories

Veggie stand at grocery store

Healthy eating changes officer’s life

The Salvation Army’s goal during Minnesota FoodShare Month is to stock our food shelves with a larger supply of fresh produce. Major Rae Doliber believes in this mission deeply...

March 14, 2019 | Featured

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Family sticks together

A unique family stays together, a young man finds a job and housing, a former drug addict gets clean, a widow finds hope ... four of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

March 7, 2019 | Stories

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The cost of healthy eating? $1.50 more per day

Some Minnesota families cannot afford to eat healthy foods. Eating healthy costs about $1.50 more per day than eating unhealthy, and for a family of four, that equals $180 per month...

February 27, 2019 | Stories

Portrait of Lt. Matthew Beatty

UPDATED 3/1: N.D. officer deployed to Indonesia

Lt. Matthew Beatty of The Salvation Army in Grand Forks, N.D., departed for Palu, Indonesia, where he will spend two months assisting survivors of several earthquakes and tsunamis that rocked the country in 2018...

February 19, 2019 | Stories

hands come together to form a red heart

Loving yourself, God and others

What is there within each of us that drives us to press forward each day? A Salvation Army officer answers this question by examining what the Bible tells us...

February 15, 2019 | Blogs

Homeless camp under bridge

The day I saw love and dignity on full display

While waiting for the red light to turn green, my friend and I got to witness kindness to another person on that cold winter Sunday morning...

February 14, 2019 | Blogs

#CountMe for Giving Hearts Day

Donations matched in North Dakota on Thursday, Feb. 14

Your donation to The Salvation Army on Thursday, Feb. 14 - which is Giving Hearts Day in North Dakota – will support people and families experiencing poverty...

February 12, 2019 | Stories


HeatShare helps middle-class families, too

Low-income families are not the only people who can need energy assistance during Minnesota's coldest months. Middle-class families sometimes need it, too...

February 12, 2019 | Stories

Salvation Army counselor

Donations in Action: Double the success

A young married couple gets help, a homeless vet fills his gas tank, two single moms stave off eviction ... just a few of the many ways The Salvation Army uses your donations to do the most good...

February 5, 2019 | Stories

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