Hundreds of people rely on the Salvation Army in the Twin Cities for a safe place to sleep or a warm meal. Meanwhile, the Salvation Army relies on its volunteers to help serve everyone.
The Salvation Army is in need of more volunteers, as the demand for food grows in the Twin Cities.
Between last October and March of this year, the Twin Cities Salvation Army’s eight food shelves served more than 16,700 households. That’s up from 14,500 during the same period last year.
Donations to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles are down this year, said a spokesperson for the organization. According to the spokesperson, Salvation Army’s goal for October through December was $11.5 million.
Two men powered through a 30-hour marathon to raise thousands of dollars for the Salvation Army.
Two Salvation Army red kettles have been stolen in Hayward in recent weeks. The Salvation Army says one of the kettles contained an estimated $400.
The Salvation Army raises around $3 million every year in the Twin Cities through their red kettle campaign. The campaign started in San Francisco in 1891. Salvation Army Captain Joseph McFee came up with the idea to collect money to feed the poor during the holiday season. He used a single iron kettle for donations.
This week as part of the “Trees of Hope” campaign, WCCO-TV is working with the Salvation Army to give kids toys this holiday season.
The Salvation Army Toy Shop is the biggest toy shelf in the Twin Cities. And this week, WCCO wants to show you why it is so important to more than 20,000 families. At the Toy Shop set up at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, William Paul is filling up his bag.
At this time of year, you’re sure to hear the ringing bells from the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. Volunteer bell ringers are stationed near the kettles to remind and encourage people to donate.
The Salvation Army is known for helping people in crisis and for their presence during the holidays, but the organization is launching a new program to help those in need create a life where they don’t have to rely emergency services.
Kids took over ringing bells at red kettles across the Twin Cities Saturday. The Salvation Army teamed up with Thrivent Financial for “Kids at the Kettle Day.” For every coin dropped into a red kettle Saturday, Thrivent will double it up to $25,000.
It isn’t Santa’s workshop and the volunteers aren’t his elves. But at the Salvation Army, the work is underway to make sure more than 800 kids have gifts on Christmas Day.
‘Tis the season to hop in the car with the family and take an evening drive to see all the Christmas lights in the neighborhood. Some houses have a string or two, while others go all out. So we asked where to find the best Christmas lights in Minnesota, and you picked a spectacular display in Willmar that took 900 hours to put up. And this isn’t a city display — it’s just one family’s house and yard.
It’s clothing donations all year long that help support important Salvation Army programs.
It’s the 12th consecutive year someone has gifted gold coins in the Fargo-Moorhead area during its holiday season bell-ringing campaign.
With Thanksgiving in our rear-view mirror, we’ve entered the holiday season and with it comes a drive to give to charity. For the fourth straight year, anonymous donor “Saint Grand” made their first donation of the season over the weekend.
In the spirit of the holiday, hundreds of volunteers are making the day a little brighter for those in need. About 500 people gathered at the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon for a Thanksgiving meal.
The Salvation Army kicked off the giving season with its “Rock the Red Kettle” Campaign Saturday. Hundreds of bell ringers set up throughout the Twin Cities Saturday afternoon.
For the next six hours, every child in the Twin Cities is entitled to a free coat, hats and gloves. It’s because of Coats for Kids, a Salvation Army program going on all day Thursday in 11 locations.
Going to the dentist can be both expensive and scary. That’s why a group of doctors are helping thousands get free dental care Saturday. Around two dozen patients received free teeth cleanings, extractions and other procedures they may not otherwise be able to afford.
Housing nearly 600 people a night is typical for the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center. But those numbers remain steady with the hot weather, barely giving staff a break to prepare adequate room.
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The Salvation Army’s Harbor Light Center in downtown Minneapolis is packed with people seeking refuge from the extreme cold.
The Salvation Army is welcoming people without shelter to use its eight Twin Cities worship and service centers, as well as its Harbor Light shelter in downtown Minneapolis during the dangerous cold snap. Staff at Harbor Light are planning for people to be inside for the next 48 hours or more, beginning on Saturday night. Staff say they have plenty of blankets, extra food and warm beverages on hand.
With historic cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills expected to start next week, the Twin Cities Salvation Army said it’s opening nine additional shelters as warming stations for those needing to get out of the extreme cold.