Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN

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June 6, 2014

The Salvation Army Commemorates Service on National Donut Day

Chattanooga, TN – On June 6, The United States recognizes the 77th Annual National Donut Day. It is only appropriate that The Salvation Army, who popularized the donut, will help lead in this celebration. As America entered World War I in 1917, Salvation Army volunteers served our service men on the front lines of war, frying dough as a sweet treat and reminder of home. The treats were called "donuts," and the women quickly became known as "Donut Lassies."

"The Salvation Army has been serving in times of disaster and, when needed, even at times of war for decades," said Major Algerome Newsome.

In celebration of National Donut Day this Friday, June 6, The Salvation Army will deliver donuts to local heroes who serve our community everyday - men and women from the local fire departments, 911 Call Center and The Armed Forces Recruiting Center. The Salvation Army will also deliver donuts to the local mayors. Tasty Daylight Donuts of Chattanooga will donate the donuts to be delivered.

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

For more information on The Salvation Army, contact Kimberly George at 423-756-1023  or by email to Kimberly_George@uss.salvationarmy.org .

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.

For more information, go to SalvationArmyUSA.org