High-profile Chef Joins Salvation Army

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
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Jeff Ansorge had spent eight years as executive chef at one of the finest and most prestigious restaurants in Minneapolis. But when he became a Christian two years ago, he just couldn’t do the job anymore. Something had changed.

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Matt Adolfson: A Veteran Story

Monday, June 10, 2013
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Craig Dirkes is a public relations writer and photographer for The Salvation Army Northern Division. Click here to learn more or find them on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyNorth. Editor’s note: This story highlights…

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Baby Boomer Bust: Retired and Homeless

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Craig Dirkes is a public relations writer and photographer for The Salvation Army Northern Division. Click here to learn more or find them on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/SalvationArmyNorth. It’s starting. The…

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This Fully Loaded Fish House Is Up For Bid & Benefiting Salvation Army

Friday, February 8, 2013
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Ice Castle Fish Houses, the largest manufacturer of fish houses on wheels in the world, are donating their 10,000th Fish House to The Salvation Army Northern Division in…

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Mystery Red Kettle Donor Saint Grand Strikes Again!

Monday, December 3, 2012
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Last Christmas season, a mystery Minnesotan gave 23 kettle donations of $1,000. The person – affectionately known as Saint Grand – always gave the same way: a neat…

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Send a “Blessing” to MN Flood Survivors

Thursday, July 12, 2012
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Three weeks following the worst flash flooding disaster in more than a century, residents and local governments from Northeastern Minnesota are continuing to pick up the pieces and determine…

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Salvation Army in the Islands: Part Three

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of The Salvation Army's Family Store in the Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands.  Turks and Caicos.

We’re all familiar with the relatively small sacrifice required to assist those in the poorest parts of the world. Organizations like Compassion International, Samaritan’s Purse and of course, The Salvation Army are adept at providing amazingly high returns from relatively small investments, in terms of improving the lives of those they help.

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Salvation Army in the Islands: Part Two

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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While participating in the mission trip in the Turks and Caicos Islands, we were able to visit a government-sponsored school called New Beginnings, a place for students whose parents cannot afford private school and for teens who are troubled. Among the students are girls who are either pregnant or have already become mothers, and Haitian-born kids who live on the island and are rejected.

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Salvation Army in the Islands: Part One

Monday, June 11, 2012
By partnering with Rotary International, The Salvation Army’s senior transportation program in Middle Caicos has greatly improved the quality of life for residents who must travel a distance for banking and shopping.

The following was contributed by Erik Sundman, Divisional Worship Arts Director for The Salvation Army Northern Division.

The origin of the Army’s work in each country is unique.

For example, in 1879, a 17-year old girl named Eliza Shirley defied the initial wishes of Salvation Army founder William Booth by establishing the Army’s presence in America. (That seems to have worked out well!)

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Amazing Support Made “The MOST Amazing Race” a Hit – Again!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Last weekend, the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota were transformed into one giant race course for several dozen brave adventurers.

The Salvation Army Northern Division hosted their sixth annual “MOST Amazing Race,” patterned after the CBS hit show “The Amazing Race.” 24 teams of two hussled from checkpoint to checkpoint where they faced mental and physical challenges that ranged from fun to silly to difficult to tasty! See the photo captions for more details – there’s one challenge in particular that would make even the bravest of the brave think twice…

Congrats to Grant Dietrich and Jesse Struve of the team “Two Guys,” first-time winners of The MOST Amazing Race and the $5,000 grand prize provided by the race’s corporate sponsors! They crossed the finish line with an impressive time of 4 hours, 8 minutes, followed closely by teams “Let’s Winning” and “Super Karate Monkey Death Car.”

While the race is a ton of fun, it also supports an important cause as teams fundraise in order to compete. The earnings benefits The Salvation Army’s Bed and Bread Club, which helps alleviate hunger and homelessness in the Twin Cities. Over $214,000 has been raised since the event started in 2006. This year competitors and donors helped raise more than $22,000!

We also want to shout the praises of our teams who did an amazing job with fundraising: congratulations to our top fundraising team “Adventure Guy and Gal,” along with “House of Luu’s” and “Two Guys.”

Find more info about the race, plus awesome photos, at www.thesalarmy.org/race. We already can’t wait for next year!

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