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Salvation Army volunteer Patty Goodman

‘Salvation Army can use all of us’

That is the wonderful thing about volunteering – The Salvation Army can use all of us, no matter our age or ability...

April 8, 2014 | Blogs

A Salvation Army volunteer gets paid in hugs and handshakes

Volunteer gets ‘paid’ at disasters

When people ask if I’m a disaster volunteer, I tell them, “Yes, and I get paid … with a handshake, a hug, a thank you…"

April 7, 2014 | Blogs

Man being helped in Salvation Army social services office

Homeless man walks from New Jersey to Williston, N.D.

We at the Williston Salvation Army recently met with a gentleman who walked to Williston all the way from New Jersey. Yes, he journeyed to the Bakken oilfields on foot...

April 3, 2014 | Blogs

Salvation Army Volunteers of the Year announced

Meet the 2014 Volunteers of the Year

79,000 amazing volunteers walk in our doors each year. Meet five who just keep coming back...

April 3, 2014 | Featured

Last call to give for FoodShare Month

There’s still time to provide food to neighbors in need during Minnesota's largest food drive of the year...

March 28, 2014 | Featured

Volunteers at Salvation Army Harbor Light sort socks

Congo-Minneapolis connection helps impoverished

Socks knitted by a small group of disadvantaged women in Congo will soon warm the feet of hundreds of men and women served at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis...

March 24, 2014 | Stories

Dave Simpson serves breakfast at Harbor Light

Volunteer group redefines ‘tireless’

Imagine waking up at 3:30 a.m., seven days a week, for six years straight, to help homeless people...

March 21, 2014 | Featured

Salvation Army Social Services worker helping man in Burnsville

Homeless man who appeared from woods finds stability

If you’ve ever wondered how your donations to The Salvation Army are used, here’s your answer. We hear stories from Salvation Army social workers and caseworkers from across Minnesota and North Dakota that are heartbreaking, uplifting, and everything in between...

March 20, 2014 | Testimonials

Youth writing with pencil, carton of milk on table

Volunteer puts children first at Elbow Lake service unit

No child left behind. That could be Stephanie Jacobson’s motto. Whether working her day job with Head Start, or volunteering with The Salvation Army, Jacobson of Elbow Lake, Minn. makes it her business to...

March 17, 2014 | Stories

The Brawler

Hunger does not discriminate

You'd be surprised to know who comes to Salvation Army food shelves ...

March 14, 2014 | Featured

Pre-school aged kids smile at camera

Salvation Army child care gets an ‘A’ from Minnesota

An inspiring thing happens when young children have high-quality child care: Everyone wins. The children do better and so do their parents...

March 12, 2014 | Stories

Andrew Zimmern at The Salvation Army in Saint Paul

‘Bizarre Foods’ host Zimmern pays visit

Andrew Zimmern spent an evening serving food and speaking at the Payne Ave. Salvation Army in St. Paul...

March 7, 2014 | Featured

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