The Salvation Army Celebrates National Donut Day
SHEBOYGAN, WI (June 2, 2020) - Held annually on the first Friday in June, National Donut Day is a sweet time to celebrate America’s heroes. The holiday was originally established to honor The Salvation Army’s service to soldiers during World War I.
Nearly 250 volunteers traveled overseas to provide emotional and spiritual support, sweet treats, clothes, and supplies to troops. The “Donut Lassies” hand-delivered the fried confections to the front lines and are often credited with popularizing the donut in the United States when the troops returned home from war.
The historical significance of National Donut Day has a fresh meaning in light of COVID-19. Since the beginning of the outbreak, The Salvation Army has provided personal protective gear (PPE) donations, childcare, meals, hydration, and cot delivery to front-line workers across the country.
“Now, more than ever, we could all use a little more hope,” said Major Jay Davis, corps officer for The Salvation Army Sheboygan. “Never has our mission been more imperative: to meet human needs in His name without discrimination”.
Celebrate with us by stopping by Dunkin Donuts on Friday for a free donut with each beverage purchased. Miniature red kettles will be available at the drive-thru window and counter to collect much needed support for The Salvation Army Sheboygan. Your donations stay in the area to support vital social service programs such as the homeless shelter, community food pantry, utility and work boot assistance, Christmas Toy Shoppe, mental health counseling and more.
The Dunkin Donuts at 2832 S. Business Dr. in Sheboygan is open from 5am to 7pm on Friday, June 5.