Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


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June 4, 2013

The Salvaton Army Celebrates National Donut Day!

Chattanooga, TN – On June 7, The United States recognizes the 76th Annual National Donut Day! It is only appropriate The Salvation Army who made the donut what it is today, will join in this celebration. In World War I, young women served our service men on the front lines of war, frying dough as a sweet treat and comfort from home. They quickly became known as "Donut Lassies" and their treats "donuts."

In the celebration of National Donut Day this Friday, June 7, The Salvation Army will be delivering donuts to all of our local heroes who serve our community and nation everyday – men and women from the Armed Forces and the local Fire Departments. The Salvation Army will also deliver donuts to the local Mayors. Daylight Donuts of Chattanooga, TN will donate the donuts to be delivered. Daylight Donuts on East Brainerd Rd. in Chattanooga will feature The Salvation Army red kettle 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.

All are welcome to enjoy a free donut from Daylight Donuts on Friday, June 7 to celebrate National Donut Day.

To donate, please visit  or call 1-800-Sal-Army .

For more information on The Salvation Army, please contact Kimberly George at 423-503-1801  or by email to .

National Donut Day Fun Facts:

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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