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Salvation Army beats red kettle goal by more than $76,000

They raised over 900 thousand dollars in 2021's Red Kettle campaign

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR)- Salvation Army in Fargo announces it raised $976,263.05 in 2021’s Red Kettle campaign. The organization had a goal of $900,000 and raised $80,000 more than in 2020. The money goes to programs dedicated to helping people in need like feeding, utility and rent assistance and even character development. It was a community effort. Realtors brought in over…

Families get food & toys from the generosity of the community & the Salvation Army

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – After weeks of bell ringing and collecting donations, the Salvation Army hands out toys and food to families in need. “This is not just a Salvation Army. This is the entire community rallying together to make sure that the needs of families are met for Christmas,” Volunteer & Public Relations Coordinator Kristi Simmons said. Northview Church…

Anonymous donor leaves $5,000 at Fargo Salvation Army

(courtesy, Salvation Army)FARGO (KVRR) – There was quite a surprise Wednesday for the Fargo Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. Volunteer Kristi Simmons says an anonymous man made a visit to the downtown building Wednesday and left $5,000 in cash. Simmons says the man didn’t want to draw attention at the kettle locations, so he decided to come straight to the…

Slumberland Furniture gives beds to kids in need

How they brought tears of joy and smiles during its Making Homes for the Holidays.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – In 27 years Slumberland Furniture says it has donated a couple thousand beds to kids in need during the holidays. “This is going to be a huge surprise for her, so I thank you guys a lot. It’s making me emotional, so thank you,” Mom of three Tacinca L said. “Some of the kids that we’re…

Salvation Army serves up Thanksgiving meal for those in need

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Volunteers gathered to give back to the Fargo community Wednesday by helping to provide a Thanksgiving meal to those in need. “Every day, Monday through Friday and Sunday evenings we provide breakfast and lunch and a Sunday evening meal to people in the community. Today we’re having a Thanksgiving emphasis as Thanksgiving is tomorrow so we’re…

Salvation Army’s 2021 Kettle Campaign begins

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Giving season is here, with red kettles and bells ringing across the Metro. The Salvation Army kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign at the West Acres Mall with donuts and coffee. This year, the campaign’s goal is to raise $1 million to help continue The Salvation Army’s services to members of our community in need.  Last…

Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids & Families drive begins Friday

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – KVRR is a proud sponsor of the Salvation Army’s annual Coats for Kids & Families drive. Beginning Friday, all Hornbacher’s locations across Fargo-Moorhead will accept new and gently used coats and winter apparel for children and families. Last year, the Salvation Army handed out more than 900 coats and more than 1,300 winter accessories. The biggest…

Salvation Army teams up with Josef’s School of Hair to offer free haircuts

Members of the U.S. Navy also lent a helping hand as their way of giving back.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Some lucky people get the chance to upgrade their hairstyle with a free haircut. After last year’s successful free adult haircut event, the Salvation Army and students at the Josef’s School of Hair Design came out to lift people’s spirits with fresh cuts. “Folks are still really struggling with all the dynamics of post covid life,…