Thank you for visiting The Twinnies 2017 The MOST Amazing Race team site! On October 7, Rebecca Field and Amanda Brinkman will be racing around St. Paul, Minnesota in the Salvation Army's "The MOST Amazing Race". Please read the information below to find out what The MOST Amazing Race is all about and the invaluable services that the Salvation Army provides.
We appreciate any and all support that you can give to the Salvation Army and THE MOST AMAZING impact that the organization has on our communities!
What is The MOST Amazing Race?
Like the popular TV show, The Salvation Army’s MOST Amazing Race gives teams of two an all-access pass as they race around the Twin Cities. Teams follow clues to reach checkpoints, where they complete a task before moving on to the next location. The tasks can be mental, like assembling a gas pipeline, or physical, like performing a choreographed dance. Sometimes tasks are downright thrilling, like jumping off a 10-meter diving platform. Others are just plain fun, like bouncing across a field inside a giant inflatable ball.
Impact on the Community
All the money raised by The MOST Amazing Race funds Salvation Army go to food and housing programs in the Twin Cities. More than $250,000 has been raised since the event started in 2006!. Thanks in part to funds raised from this event, the Salvation Army is able to serve more than 187,000 people a year in the Twin Cities. Here are specific ways that money helps:
Every night, nearly 900 people sleep at any of 18 housing facilities offered by the Twin Cities Salvation Army. They provide emergency and permanent supportive housing for youth, veterans, seniors, and other adults. Their dedicated case managers are a tireless resource for homeless men and women looking to get back on their feet. With a lack of affordable housing in the Twin Cities, this need will only continue to grow in the coming years. Providing Housing
Filling Hearts and Stomachs
Each day, the Salvation Army serves nearly 1,300 hot meals in the Twin Cities and provide enough groceries for an additional 2,500 meals to be made in the homes of those who need them most. Last year alone, they provided groceries to 102,000 people. The Savlations Army's eight food shelves around the metro area are busier than ever before, with guests reporting an increased need for help. One in ten Minnesotans faces food insecurity on a daily basis. The Salvation Army also offers youth-only food shelves. These food shelves allow homeless youth to get food and referral services, no questions asked.
Rebecca and Amanda