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Salvation Army disaster services

Salvation Army gears up for Hurricane Matthew

The Salvation Army is calling in extra crews and gearing up to serve as Hurricane Matthew strengthens to a Category 4 storm and bears down on Florida...

October 6, 2016 | Stories

Coats for Kids

Help us keep kids warm this winter

The Salvation Army's 31st annual Coats for Kids collection is underway in the Twin Cities--and this year your donations are again being doubled, up to $30,000, thanks to Alerus Mortgage...

October 4, 2016 | Press Releases

Hand turning up a thermostat

Energy assistance available in Hennepin County

Utility assistance is available for people who need help covering their gas and electricity bills as the cold weather approaches...

September 28, 2016 | Press Releases

Sandbag volunteers at The Salvation Army in Austin

The Army continues to serve in flooded counties

Five counties in southern Minnesota have declared a state of emergency due to flooding and The Salvation Army is on the front line providing aid and cleanup kits...

September 27, 2016 | Stories

Lt. Matthew Beatty works in his office

Lt. Matthew Beatty once was lost, but now is found

Lt. Matthew Beatty still has the police dash-cam video from March 1, 2008. A few months later, Beatty got caught driving drunk again and was arrested a second time...

September 27, 2016 | Stories

‘Third Time’s the Charm’ in 2016 MOST Amazing Race

Team "The Third Time's the Charm" wins the 2016 MOST Amazing Race, living up to their name and taking home the $5,000 grand prize...

September 25, 2016 | Stories

Olu Waseye lived out of his car for two months

Update on ‘happy’ homeless man

In February, we told the story of Olu Johnson, a 64-year-old man experiencing homelessness in Mankato, Minn...

September 23, 2016 | Featured

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Answering the call to serve in Duluth

It was 1987 when Nancy Leslie, then 32, walked through the doors of The Salvation Army in Duluth and accepted a job answering phones. It didn't take long for her to answer a different call...

September 22, 2016 | Stories

Man jumps from scaffolding during MOST Amazing Race

The MOST Amazing Race returns Sept. 24

The 11th annual MOST Amazing Race kicks of Sat. Sept. 24, with teams vying for prizes and raising money for a great cause...

September 21, 2016 | Press Releases

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Stoking a fire of hope

A family receives firewood, a mother and pregnant daughter get help after losing everything, a family gets a needed push to achieve self-sufficiency - three ways your gifts are doing the most good...

September 20, 2016 | Stories

Handwritten thank you notes from The Salvation Army Coats for Kids program

Volunteering gives warmth to hundreds of kids

It’s that time of year again. Inevitably, it will get cold in Minnesota and North Dakota sooner rather than later, which is why one group chose to volunteer their time by doing what they do best: knit...

September 19, 2016 | Blogs

Scenic bridge in fall

Devotional: A time for everything

The lazy days of summer are gone. But life isn’t always about sunshine and hammocks. It’s about staying positive and active, and taking life as it comes...

September 15, 2016 | Stories

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