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Emergency disaster volunteer driving an all-terrain vehicle over flooded land

Four months later: We’re still helping Sandy survivors

Though it has been more than four months since Hurricane Sandy tore through the East Coast, The Salvation Army is still standing with survivors in their recovery...

March 15, 2013 | Blogs

Man in social services office

Intern gains perspective at shelter

Fill your heart. Feed your soul. Taste this life. Those are the words of author Jodi Hills. They’ve stuck with me during the six months I’ve been interning at Minnesota’s largest homeless outreach center – The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis. To be physically present within the Harbor Light community has forever changed what I think about homelessness...

March 12, 2013 | Blogs

Sunrise service at Como Park

Worship with us on Easter Sunday

Easter is the granddaddy of all Christian holidays, and it’s happening Sunday. You’re invited to celebrate with The Salvation Army at any of our 28 worship and service centers across the Twin Cities, Minnesota and North Dakota, including a special sunrise service...

March 11, 2013 | Stories

Salvation Army Chef James Green adding spices to his signature dish

St. Paul chef wins FoodShare Month competition

James Green, head chef at the West 7th Salvation Army in St. Paul, won The Salvation Army’s chef competition at Kitchen Window in Uptown Minneapolis last night by cooking up some aggressive dishes: Karate Chicken and Smack ‘N Cheese...

March 8, 2013 | Stories

Salvation Army Chef James Green adding spices to his signature dish

Photos: Top Chef Salvation Army

Three of the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s best cooks competed in a "Top Chef" event at Kitchen Window in Minneapolis to raise hunger awareness during Minnesota FoodShare Month...

March 8, 2013 | Photos

Homeless man sleeping on the street

Leading the fight against homelessness

A new Amherst H. Wilder Foundation report finds homelessness in Minnesota has increased 6 percent...

March 7, 2013 | Featured

Two chefs facing off with a spatula and whisk

Food fight at the Twin Cities Salvation Army

The cooks from the three Twin Cities Salvation Army hot meal programs will square off in a competition Thursday March 7, 7 p.m. at Kitchen Window in Uptown to show off their culinary skills and hopefully win money and food for their programs...

March 1, 2013 | Press Releases

Ethnic foods including Maseca flour, coconut milk and bamboo shoots

Wanted: Ethnic foods

The state’s largest food drive of the year, Minnesota FoodShare Month, kicked off March 1 with an added request from The Salvation Army for nonperishable ethnic foods in the Twin Cities, Albert Lea and Montgomery...

March 1, 2013 | Stories

Staff member stocking food donations at the St. Paul Payne Ave. food shelf

How to help Minnesotans during FoodShare Month

Don’t get us wrong – we’ll gladly take that can of pie filling hiding in the back of your cupboard. But with a little extra effort, you can make an even bigger difference during the state’s biggest food drive of the year – Minnesota FoodShare Month...

February 28, 2013 | Stories

Woman helping couple with paperwork

Make $57K or less? You qualify for free tax help.

The Salvation Army is always looking for ways to help low income families succeed. Here’s a great benefit from our friends at Walmart, who helped The Salvation Army raise $38.5 million as part of the national Christmas campaign...

February 27, 2013 | Stories

Girl in Adventure Zone indoor play place

Starting a fire with an Army spark

When I think of the Bruce Springsteen song “You can’t start a fire without a spark,” I think of the The Salvation Army’s Worship and Service Center on Central Ave. in Minneapolis. How do the two relate? The center’s philosophy is to give people a spark of hope, igniting a fire to a satisfying future...

February 27, 2013 | Blogs

A Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services volunteer stands by the mobile kitchen

Disasters happen: Any time, any temperature

I enter my freezing car. How appropriate that “Give A Little Bit” by Supertramp plays on KOOL 108. My mind drifts to the past several hours. It’s 2 a.m. and the phone rings. “Yep, I’ll be there ASAP!” I reply...

February 19, 2013 | Blogs

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