Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


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May 30, 2012

The Salvation Army Celebrates National Donut Day!

Chattanooga, TN – On June 1, The United States recognizes the 75th Annual National Donut Day! It is only appropriate that the inventor of the donut, The Salvation Army, will join this celebration. In World War I, young women served our service men on the front lines of war, fried dough as a sweet treat from home. They quickly became known as "Donut Girls" and their treats "donuts."

In the celebration of National Donut Day this Friday, June 1, The Salvation Army will be delivering donuts to all of our local heroes who serve our community everyday, the fire and police forces. Krispy Kreme of Chattanooga , and Daylight Donuts of Dalton , GA, Cleveland , and Chattanooga , TN have donated the donuts to be delivered in Cleveland, Chattanooga and Dalton areas. Dunkin' Donuts  and Daylight Donuts on East Brainerd Rd in Chattanooga will have The Salvation Army red kettles throughout the morning to collect monetary donations.

"The Salvation Army has been serving in times of disaster and when needed even at times of war for decades," states Major Algerome Newsome "We actually are welcoming new officers to the East Lake Salvation Army in June who have served for years in Kuwait!"

All are welcome to enjoy free donuts from Daylight Donuts and Dunkin' Donuts on Friday, June 1 to celebrate National Donut Day.

For more information on The Salvation Army, please contact Kimberly George at 423-308-7715  or email to  To donate please visit  or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY .

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 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. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.

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