Salvation Army Celebrates The 80th Annual National Donut Day Friday

Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The Chattanooga Salvation Army will celebrate the 80th Annual National Donut Day on June 2 by delivering donuts to local fire, police, city officials, and armed forces units as a way to say "thank you" for their service. In addition, Tasty Donuts will give each customer a free donut and collect donations for The Salvation Army. 

National Donut Day was established in 1938 to honor "Donut Lassies," female Salvation Army volunteers who prepared donuts for servicemen during WWI.  "By frying these donuts for soldiers on the front lines, these volunteers were able to remind the soldiers of home.
These women made history by introducing this little known confection to the United States when the servicemen returned from war. The donut has become synonymous with The Salvation Army's social services and continues to be a comfort food served by The Salvation Army to those in need during times of disaster," officials said.

To celebrate National Donut Day, The Chattanooga Salvation Army volunteers will deliver donuts donated by Tasty Donuts to local heroes, who serve our community and nation everyday - men and women from the Armed Forces and the local police and fire departments. 

Customers can enjoy a free donut from Tasty Donuts located at the corner of Jenkins Road and East Brainerd Road and make a donation in the counter top Red Kettles. All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army locally. 

"We are grateful for loyal partner, Tasty Donuts, who has proven to be exceptional in their efforts to join us in Doing the Most Good. We appreciate their generosity! We look forward to making the 2017 National Donut Day memorable," said Major Robert Lyle, area commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga. 

For more information or to donate, visit www.csarmy.org, or contact Kimberly George at 432-756-1023.


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