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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

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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

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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

Salvation Army Donut Lassies serve a wounded soldier

A taste of history: Fried dough, front lines & The Salvation Army

What do a small round piece of fried dough and one of America’s oldest charities have in common? You may be surprised to learn that there is actually a rich history between the tasty donut treats and The Salvation Army – so much so, we actually started National Donut Day in 1938...

June 4, 2013 | Stories

Matt Adolfson poses for a photo

Matt Adolfson: A veteran story

Matt Adolfson was flying over Germany when President George W. Bush gave Saddam Hussein an ultimatum...

June 3, 2013 | Featured

Youth selected a loaf of bread from a food shelf

Three youth-only food shelves open in Ramsey County, Minn.

On Monday the Twin Cities Salvation Army will expand three of its food shelves in Ramsey County to specifically target homeless youth...

May 31, 2013 | Press Releases

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Minnesota love: Volunteers, $400,000 sent to Oklahoma

The Salvation Army and its supporters have amassed a groundswell of aid for Oklahoma tornado relief, including volunteers, $250,000 worth of off-road vehicles, a $100,000 corporate donation and $50,000 worth of private donations...

May 30, 2013 | Press Releases

Man hanging donations in back room at Salvation Army store

Bare shelves result of economy, competition

It's spring. Time to clean out your closets or hold a garage sale. We humbly ask that you set aside a few items for us...

May 29, 2013 | Featured

Polaris ATVs lined up in front of a Polaris semi-truck

Polaris donates ATVs for Oklahoma tornado relief

Polaris Industries Inc. has donated 10 off-road vehicles to The Salvation Army for Oklahoma tornado relief...

May 29, 2013 | Press Releases

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