Help us reach our $ 1 Million goal!


Do You Have What It Takes?

Last year, 178 people went Down for the Challenge to fight homelessness (watch here). Do you have what it takes to join us this year on July 30? All money raised for Down for the Challenge will support The Salvation Army’s housing and homeless prevention programs in the Twin Cities. These programs are a lifeline for those experiencing homelessness, helping people and families to secure safe housing and a brighter future.

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Rappelling for a Cause

Homelessness is on the rise and The Salvation Army is meeting the need, but we need your help.

Currently, there are 77,000 Minnesota households* behind on their rent, 80% of them from low-income households. There are over 10,000 individuals who are experiencing homelessness in the Twin Cities alone.

For every $1,000 a rappeler raises a life can be transformed. This money provides:

  • Rent/mortgage assistance that prevents a family from being evicted.
  • Safe and dignified emergency shelter, meals, and related care for 17 individuals.
  • 4,200 meals to help families in need stretch their budgets and remain in their home.


Spots are filling fast!

Register as soon as possible! $1,000 donated or raised secures your spot to go Down For The Challenge!

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Real Life Story

Debra Townsend is proof that homelessness can happen to anybody.

Debra, 67, had done everything right in life. She was a wife, homeowner and successful businesswoman, with ample savings and investments.

“I was a typical suburban housewife, with a full and rich life,” said Debra, who spent years living in New Brighton, with careers as a securities broker, jewelry executive, and bridal consultant.

Less than a year ago, Debra found herself on the steps of The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center in Minneapolis, homeless.

How could this be?