The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County To Host “Do Good Donut Party” Serving Veterans

Jun 5, 2019


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The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County To Host “Do Good Donut Party” Serving Veterans
With the help of Entenmann’s, The Salvation Army will provide 1,000 donuts to veterans at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center on National Donut Day

Who: Entenmann’s and The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County

What: Established by The Salvation Army in 1938, National Donut Day is held annually on the first Friday in June to honor the Donut Lassies who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines of World War I. To commemorate the day, The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will host a “Do Good Donut Day” serving the small, sugary symbol of hope to 1,000 of veterans at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

When: 8 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019

Where: Milwaukee VA Medical Center, 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295 (East Entrance)

Why: For more than a century, The Salvation Army has been celebrating the Donut Lassies who served the delicious treats to American soldiers on the frontlines of World War I. The Salvation Army Donut Lassies are often credited with popularizing the sweet treat in the United States when the troops returned home from war. The donut now serves as a symbol of the services and comfort The Salvation Army provides to more than 23 million people each year.

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About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. The Salvation Army tracks the level of need across the country with the Human Needs Index (Human NeedsIndex.org). Locally, 87 cents of every dollar raised is used to support more than 80 programs and services. 


Related Content: Media Alert / Press Release / News, Milwaukee County, Donut Day

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