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David came to Harbor Light to recover from a drug addiction

Snapshots of how gifts change lives

An avid photographer shot photos of people served by The Salvation Army to show donors who they're helping...

January 15, 2014 | Featured

Envoy Bill Miller counsels a Harbor Light Center resident

To give or not to give: Helping people on the street

Most of us have been asked for money by a homeless person. They need a few bucks to pay for a bus ride, dinner or a night of shelter, they say. Should you give them the cash...

January 13, 2014 | Stories

Man sleeps on the streets

Jamestown considers shelter options for ‘long-term’ homeless

According to the Stutsman County Housing Authority Executive Director David Klein, there is a problem with homelessness in the Jamestown area and they are leading a charge to find answers...

January 13, 2014 | Stories

A Salvation Army worker sorts through mail donations

Christmas miracle: Fundraising deficits overcome

It’s the story of a Christmas miracle. Salvation Army service centers in the states of Minnesota and North Dakota were seeing fundraising deficits of 20 to 30 percent in the weeks leading up to Christmas; and then came...

January 7, 2014 | Stories

Older woman adjusting thermostat in her home

HeatShare donations help keep heat on

As winter's temperatures dip to historic lows, a Minn. utility provider steps up to encourage others to share the heat...

January 6, 2014 | Featured

Safe Bay overflow shelter at Harbor Light Center

Extended hours, options to stay warm

Extended hours at our centers, temporary shelters at churches and hotel vouchers to keep people safe...

January 6, 2014 | Featured

Man selects coat to keep warm despite frigid temperatures

Historic temperatures prompt Twin Cities warming centers

With Monday temperatures expected to be historically frigid, the Twin Cities Salvation Army is offering its eight worship and services centers as well as Harbor Light shelter as warming stations for those without shelter...

January 3, 2014 | Press Releases

Hams being delivered to the Salvation Army in Austin, Minn.

Minnesota-based food retailer donates $60K worth of product

Thanks to partnerships with several grocery store chains Hormel Foods, based out of Austin, Minn., donated nearly $60,000 worth of Cure 81® Hams to The Salvation Army in four states...

January 3, 2014 | Stories

Firefighter walks in front of the iced over Cedar-Riverside apartments in Minneapolis after battling a fire that claimed at least one life

Fund for survivors of tragic Minn. fire

Our disaster relief team immediately arrived to support responders and now focuses on survivors' long-term needs...

January 3, 2014 | Featured

Young girl named Lucy rings a bell

Twin Cities Salvation Army still short of Christmas goal

The Twin Cities Salvation Army is $2 million short of its $10.8 million Christmas goal...

December 31, 2013 | Stories

UPDATE: Saint Grand has struck 16 times

A mystery Minnesotan affectionately known as Saint Grand is dropping $1,000 donations into Twin Cities kettles...

December 23, 2013 | Stories

Peace: The sign of Northland generosity

Preliminary numbers show historic fundraising weekend

The historic “2 state – 2 day - $2 million” double donation event, Friday and Saturday, was a resounding success for Salvation Army centers across Minnesota and North Dakota...

December 23, 2013 | Press Releases

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