NATIONAL DONUT DAY, MADE POSSIBLE BY THE SALVATION ARMY
To celebrate National Donut Day on Friday, June 4, the Quincy Salvation Army will host a donut eating competition fundraiser on June 3 at 10am among members of The Salvation Army and Kroc Center staff. The funds raised will go towards purchasing donuts which will be given to residents of the Illinois Veterans Home on National Donut Day. This pay it forward idea was inspired by The Salvation Army Donut Lassies who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines of World War I.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating National Donut Day with our staff and the residents of the Illinois Veterans Home,” stated Captain Michael Sjogren. “It’s an honor to be able to serve a community of veterans who gave so freely of their time and resources to protect our county. A donut seems like a small token of appreciation, but hopefully, that small token of appreciation will help to continue the tradition of The Salvation Army serving the brave men and women in our nation’s armed forces.”
The Quincy Salvation Army will be providing donuts to veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home at 10am on June 4 in the chapel. Media are invited to join The Salvation Army at the Illinois Veterans Home to meet the new Salvation Army leaders. Majors Trevor and Rochelle (Shelley) McClintock will be available for interviews at 10:30am in the chapel at the Illinois Veterans Home.
National Donut Day was started by The Salvation Army on the first Friday in June in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army Donut Lassies who served donuts to soldiers in the trenches during World War I. The Salvation Army continued to provide comfort, care, and donuts to American soldiers during World War II and beyond.
The Salvation Army offers a variety of options to donate: Venmo- @SALVATIONARMYQCYHAN,
Paypal- @TSAQCYHAN, text- “DONATEQUINCY” 24365, and at salvationarymquincy.org.