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Disaster volunteer deploys to help with Hurricane Florence relief

Twin Cities Salvation Army disaster volunteer Eric Caple of Oakdale will deploy to South Carolina on Sept. 27 to spend 10 days serving as Operations Chief for The Salvation Army’s hurricane recovery efforts in Georgetown and surrounding communities.

September 26, 2018 | Stories

Portrait of Lt. Matthew Beatty

Disaster worker served amid horrific conditions

Lt. Matthew Beatty is an experienced Salvation Army disaster worker who served in the aftermath of two cataclysmic storms: Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines and Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico...

September 20, 2018 | Stories

Shavonne's family poses for a picture

Minnesota Vikings surprise single mother of three

On Saturday the Minnesota Vikings surprised a single mother named Shavonne and her three kids by giving them an inside look at the team’s daily activities...

September 20, 2018 | Featured

The Salvation Army serves Florence survivors

Updated 10/3: Salvation Army responds to Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence made landfall on Friday, Sept. 14 at 7:15 a.m at Wrightsville Beach near Wilmington, NC. 

September 11, 2018 | Press Releases

A girl plays basketball

Duluth basketball program packs one-two punch

A Salvation Army youth basketball program in Duluth, Minn. is teaching hundreds of kids two awesome skills: 1. How to play basketball. 2. How to win in life...

August 30, 2018 | Stories

Overdose graphic

Commemorate ‘Overdose Awareness Day’ on Aug. 31

The Salvation Army invites you to join us in commemorating International Overdose Awareness Day on Friday, Aug. 31...

August 30, 2018 | Stories

Donations in Action: A clear direction

Two young men were walking down Central Avenue in Minneapolis aimlessly, not knowing where to go, until they saw a “free lunch” sign with an arrow pointing to The Salvation Army...

August 23, 2018 | Stories

Devotional: Giving and sacrificing are not the same

There is a story in the New Testament that I keep coming back to. It’s Luke 10:29-37, the story of the Good Samaritan. In the story, a lawyer wants to test Jesus about the greatest commandment (Luke 10:27). He asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”

August 16, 2018 | Blogs

Kids help unload backpacks donated by Morrie's Auto

Morrie’s Auto donates backpacks, $25k (video)

Dozens of Minneapolis kids came to Salvation Army headquarters in Roseville to pick out new backpacks and cram them full of new school supplies. It was all thanks to Morrie’s Automotive Group and its customers...

August 16, 2018 | Featured

Portrait of Lts. Scott and Jennifer Ruse

New Brainerd officers took unlikely path to the Army

Lts. Scott and Jennifer Ruse are not your typical Salvation Army officers. They joined The Salvation Army late in life after spending much of their 15-year marriage living without God in their lives...

August 15, 2018 | Stories

Bob Bemel, Salvation Army volunteer

Parking volunteer was born at The Salvation Army

Many people discover Jesus at The Salvation Army and are born-again. Bob Bemel, on the other hand, was literally born at The Salvation Army...

August 8, 2018 | Stories

Bella, 10, accepts her Robert Johnson award

Little girl with angelic voice wins annual award

The Salvation Army is proud to announce that a 10-year-old girl named Bella has won our 2018 Robert Johnson Memorial Award...

August 7, 2018 | Stories

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