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"To Have and To Hold: Estate Planning for The Soul" book

To have and to hold ‘til death?

To have and to hold. When I hear those words, I think of a wedding. In this instance, though, I’m talking about a book of beginnings – and endings...

June 18, 2013 | Blogs

North Dakota volunteers deliver ‘Blessings in a Box’

Salvation Army volunteers are gearing up for another summer of food distribution to low-income children in the Devils Lake area through a program called "Blessings in a Box"...

June 17, 2013 | Stories

Salvation Army Chef Jeff Ansorge shops for fresh produce

High-profile chef joins Salvation Army

Jeff spent eight years as executive chef at a prestigious Minneapolis restaurant until something changed...

June 13, 2013 | Featured

Kids learn and play at Salvation Army childcare in St. Paul

Little St. Paul childcare program gets big time accreditation

The Salvation Army’s childcare program in St. Paul has been certified by the nation’s top accreditation nonprofit...

June 13, 2013 | Press Releases

Firefighter sips a cup of water from Salvation Army

Volunteer jumps feet-first into fire

Tom Isle, a new Salvation Army disaster volunteer, never knew his skills would be needed only a month after he was trained...

June 11, 2013 | Stories

Boy and mom eating a meal at Salvation Army camp

Happy camping starts with nutritious meals

Your mom, your grandma, someone who cares for you, holds your face close, looks into your eyes and says...

June 10, 2013 | Stories

Elementary-aged boys receive dinner trays in food line

Stories: Donations in action in May

Many of the people we serve are in the middle of crazy circumstances. Meet some of the most inspiring people who came through our doors in May...

June 10, 2013 | Testimonials

Salvation Army seniors write letters to troops

Supporting troops with good ol’ fashioned letters

Seniors at The Salvation Army’s Adult Day Center in Maplewood are no strangers to supporting the troops. Every month, they write letters...

June 7, 2013 | Stories

Salvation Army "Donut Girls" give a treat to a veteran

Photos: National Donut Day 2013

The Salvation Army celebrated National Donut Day by giving donuts to veterans living in senior homes, writing thank you letters to U.S. soldiers and assembling care packages...

June 7, 2013 | Photos

building collapsed in philadelphia killing six

Philadelphia Salvation Army grieves after building collapse

In the wake of the June 5 deadly building collapse in Philadelphia, Salvation Army disaster relief crews were on scene supporting first responders.

June 6, 2013 | Stories

Salvation Army Donut Girls serving coffee and donuts to American soldiers

Thank you notes mail better than coffee and donuts

You may be surprised to hear this, but it turns out donuts and hot coffee don’t mail well. It was this very obstacle we faced as we wondered how to emulate the tradition of care for U.S. soldiers that Salvation Army Donut Lassies started during World War I...

June 5, 2013 | Blogs

Mobile kitchen in front of a stormy sky

Photos: Oklahoma Disaster Relief

The Salvation Army was on the ground in Moore, Okla., just hours after a deadly tornado hit to provide food...

June 4, 2013 | Photos

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