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Salvation Army Searching for Bell Ringers

We'll be ringing the bells and gladly accepting your donations throughout the day

  FARGO, ND — You can help us fire up those Salvation Army Red Kettles this holiday season. Stop by and say hi to our KVRR news team on Thursday at the food court entrance at West Acres Mall. We’ll be ringing the bells and gladly accepting your donations throughout the day. Rob will also bring you his weather forecast…

Local Students Ring In the Holiday Season

First Grade Students at Washington Elementary School in Fargo Participate in The Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign

FARGO, ND — First graders at Washington Elementary School are taking on the holidays by participating in the season of giving. Both before and after school, students will be ringing bells and collecting donations as part of the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. The kettle will be set up in the school lobby now through December 19th. One of teachers…

Salvation Army Hosts Annual Thanksgiving Meal

The meal is traditionally served the day before Thanksgiving so staff members and volunteers can enjoy the holiday with family

FARGO, N.D. — The Salvation Army continues a Thanksgiving Day tradition by serving a big meal on the day before the holiday. The charity opened its doors for its annual Thanksgiving meal for the less–fortunate in the community. The meal included turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and pumpkin pie. The Salvation Army staff says they know the community appreciates having a…

Salvation Army Working to Keep Kids Warm this Winter

Organizers say they are planning to serve about 500 families by the end of the winter gear distribution

MOORHEAD, Minn.– With winter just around the corner, the Salvation Army is distributing winter gear to keep everyone warm. The annual Coats for Kids and Families distribution is happening through Thursday at the Salvation Army Activity Center in Moorhead. Qualifying families can also register for a free Thanksgiving food box. Organizers say they are planning to serve about 500 families…

KVRR, Salvation Army, Hornbachers Collecting Winter Coats, Hats and Mittens for F-M Families

Children's coats size 6-12 are what the organization needs the most

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The leaves are changing and the air is cooler, which means it’s time to pull out that jacket. The Salvation Army is holding their annual fall drive to collect winter coats, hats and mittens for families in the metro. Last year, they collected nearly 1,600 coats and the Salvation Army says they hope to collect even more this…

Salvation Army, Josef’s School of Hair Design Sending Kids Back to School in Style

It's part of the Salvation Army's Cuts for Kids program

FARGO, ND — What better way to send your kid back to school than with a fresh new look you don’t have to spend a dime on? The Salvation Army teamed up with Josef’s School of Hair Design and sending kids back to school in style with a free haircut or trim. It’s part of the Salvation Army’s Cuts for…

Salvation Army, Sandy’s Donuts and the Fargo Theatre Team Up for National Donut Day

Some of the earliest recipes had nuts crammed into the center of the dough...that's where the name came from

FARGO, ND — It’s National Donut Day and local groups are making sure rescue workers in the F-M area know how much they are appreciated. The Salvation Army teamed up with Sandy’s Donuts and gave out free coffee and donuts at the Fargo Theatre to law enforcement, firefighters, veterans and emergency responders. The Salvation Army started the donut giveaway 18…

The Salvation Army’s “Canteen” Gets an Upgrade

A van which gives cooked meals and other resources to disaster victims is new and improved

FARGO, N.D. — Disaster relief just got a facelift in the FM area, thanks to a new canteen. The Salvation Army dedicated their new and improved “canteen” unit, upgrading an 18 year old mobile kitchen. It can provide cooked meals, water, blankets and other supplies to people affected by disasters in Cass and Clay counties. Major Byron Medlock with the…

Salvation Army Beats Red Kettle Goal of $900,000

The Salvation Army thanked the FM area for helping beat their Red Kettle goal

You helped the Salvation Army reach its annual Red Kettle fundraising goal in the metro. They raised $904,678, beating the goal of $900,000. Majors Elaine and Byron Medlock say they plan on retiring in May of 2018. They say a goal of raising $1 million next winter would be a great way to go out with a bang. “It’s been a…

Giving Back and Getting Back: Salvation Army Christmas Eve Meal

An over 20-year-long tradition continues to grow and spread joy.

FARGO, N.D. For more than 20 years, Community Presbyterian Church of West Fargo and the Salvation Army have hosted a special Christmas Eve meal for those in need in the area. Christmas Eve is a busy time at the Salvation Army’s location downtown. Each year, they feed around 170 people. At 80–years–old, Marvin L. Snyder has been homeless for much…