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Salvation Army Offers Shelter For Those Escaping the Cold this Week

The chapel will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. — The Salvation Army is opening up its chapel to anyone who needs some shelter from the cold this week. The chapel will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Major Jerry O’Neil says the Salvation Army always tries to be available for those who need some help within our community. The non-profit also serves breakfast from 8-9…

Salvation Army Exceeds $900,000 Red Kettle Campaign Goal

There was one anonymous donation of $250,000

FARGO, N.D. — The results are in…the Salvation Army announces how much money they raised during the 2018 Kettle Campaign. After volunteers put in over 7,000 hours the month and a half before Christmas, the Salvation Army exceeded its goal of $900,000 with a grand total of $1,129,992.32. Major Jerry O’Neil joined the Salvation Army in Fargo last summer with is…

Salvation Army Holds Free Christmas Meal, Open to Public

About 200 people were served

FARGO, N.D. — Hundreds of people get a nice, warm meal thanks to volunteers at the Salvation Army. The menu includes items like ham, scalloped potatoes, and cranberry sauce. There was also dessert with pie, cookies, and donuts. The Salvation Army served about 200 people at their Fargo location. They say the holiday is not just about food, but fellowship as…

Salvation Army Makes Final Push towards $900,000 Kettle Goal

Volunteers set up shop outside several metro locations

FARGO, N.D. — On the last day of its Kettle Campaign, the Salvation Army tries to reach its annual $900,000 goal. Volunteers set up shop at various locations across the metro, including West Acres, to encourage some last–minute donations. Leslie Hagemeister has been volunteering with the Salvation Army, but this marks her first Christmas Eve ringing the bells. She says she…

And the Winner of the Salvation Army Kettle Challenge Is…

All three teams raised over $74,000 combined

FARGO, N.D. — Local law enforcement, firefighters and realtors all went up against each other in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Challenge. After ringing these bells for hundred of hours over the course of three days, the winner is the realtors for collecting over $29,000. “Our strategy is to have kettle matches. Having several businesses and individuals match at our kettle…

Two Decades of Service: West Fargo Woman Teaches Kids to Help Others

Barb Sinner has volunteered with the Salvation Army for the last 24 years

FARGO, N.D. — There’s just something about ringing bells and seeing the smiles on her kids faces that fires up Barb Sinner to help others each holiday season. “It’s something that we look forward to. It’s something that the kids really look forward to. They were excited all day, and it’s pretty hard to have that wear off on you,” Sinner…

Hornbacher’s Donates Hams to Salvation Army for Christmas Food Boxes

Over a thousand hams were donated

FARGO, N.D. — Dozens of families will be able to have a nice meal on Christmas thanks to Hornbacher’s and the Salvation Army. The grocery chain along with Cloverdale Foods donated more than a thousand hams to the Salvation Army for their Christmas Food Boxes. The retail value is over $17,000. Hornbacher’s has been partnering with Cloverdale Foods and the Salvation…

Couple Donates $500 Check to Thank Firefighters

They donated to the Salvation Army's kettle campaign

FARGO, N.D. — Earlier this week, we brought you the story of an 8-year-old girl and her neighbor who acted quickly to save her mother’s life. That mother’s parents are thanking first responders in a big way. Kadie Stoltz had a heart attack last month when her young daughter took lifesaving steps. Kadie’s parents Roy and Betty Paton donated $500 during…

“Law Enforcement Day” Drums Up Volunteers to Support Salvation Army

Officers from the Fargo and Moorhead Police Departments were among the participants

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Police officers stood outside several stores across the metro ringing bells for the Salvation Army. The officers from various branches of law enforcement look to collect the most money in their competition against firefighters and realtors. Volunteers from the Moorhead Police Department stood outside Hornbacher’s on Main Avenue throughout the day. Some say the opportunity to help out…

Realtors Ring the Bells, Fill Up Kettles to Support Salvation Army

The realtors hoped to raise $40,000 in one day to help the Salvation Army

FARGO, N.D. — Realtors rang bells while encouraging people to donate to the Salvation Army. As part of their competition with the Fargo Fire and Police Departments, the realtors hoped to raise the most money to support the Kettle campaign. Their goal is to raise $40,000 in an effort to out–raise the first responders for the third straight year. Regardless of…