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Christmas 2016: How much did your city raise?

Salvation Army locations in Greater Minnesota and North Dakota fell about $200,000 short of their overall goal of $9.1 million for the 2016 Christmas season, although many communities did manage to surpass their individual fundraising goals. See how your own community did...

February 7, 2017 | Press Releases

Salvation Army social worker

Donations in Action: Goodbye, cardboard shelter

A woman no longer has to sleep in a cardboard shelter, an impoverished girl gets a swimsuit, a man’s dignity is restored ... three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

February 7, 2017 | Stories

Laqueelor (Max) Young

Man seeks rent assistance, finds advocate, fresh start

Max Young came to The Salvation Army in desperate need of rental assistance, he left with an advocate who helped him make a fresh start...

February 6, 2017 | Stories

Free prayer is available along with many programs

Easier access to support in Anoka County

The Coon Rapids Salvation Army has moved to Blaine to provide residents with better access to support programs...

February 2, 2017 | Press Releases

Giving Hearts Day | Feb. 9

Donations will be matched Feb. 9 in North Dakota

Your giving heart on Thursday, Feb. 9, North Dakota’s Giving Hearts Day, provides a pathway out of poverty for families in need...

February 1, 2017 | Press Releases

Bruce Lenzen chops veggies

Cook calls serving meals in St. Cloud ‘eye-opening’

Bruce Lenzen was in his late 50s and had gone his entire life without volunteering. Everything changed five years ago, the day he walked inside The Salvation Army in St. Cloud, Minn...

January 31, 2017 | Stories

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Protect your home, help heat a neighbor’s

CenterPoint Energy is teaming up with The Salvation Army to help Twin Cities households keep their heat on this winter. For every new maintenance plan customers sign up for between now and Feb. 28, CenterPoint Energy will donate $20 to The Salvation Army's HeatShare program...

January 26, 2017 | Press Releases

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Donations in Action: Newborns, eviction notices and more

A homeless couple with a newborn baby gets housing, a woman avoids evection, families learn to eat healthy ... three of the many ways your donations allow The Salvation Army to do the most good...

January 26, 2017 | Stories

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2016 Christmas Review newsletter

Welcome to our Christmas Review online newsletter, which provides exciting news and highlights from The Salvation Army’s 2016 Christmas Campaign in the Twin Cities, Greater Minnesota, and North Dakota. Scroll down to discover fundraising totals, stats, and inspirational stories about our donors, volunteers, and the people we served throughout th…

January 26, 2017 | Press Releases

Jason Roberts portrait

Counterfeiter finds value in God (video)

Jason Roberts used to fund his meth addiction by printing millions of dollars worth of fake cash and traveler’s checks. Today, he's a new person...

January 25, 2017 | Featured

Salvation Army disaster services

Salvation Army serving tornado survivors in south

The Salvation Army is offering support across the south, after dozens of tornadoes kill at least 20 people...

January 24, 2017 | Press Releases

Sheila German, store volunteer

Volunteer spotlight: Behind-the-scenes, but not forgotten

Sheila German has been volunteering at the Salvation Army Store in Grand Rapids, Minn., for two decades. Three days a week, she comes in for five hours to sort donations of shoes, jewelry, and winter wear...

January 24, 2017 | Stories

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