Salvation Army - Chattanooga, TN


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June 2, 2016

The Chattanooga Salvation Army Celebrates the 79th Annual National Donut Day Tomorrow, June 3

Chattanooga, TN - The Chattanooga Salvation Army will celebrate the 79th Annual National Donut Day on June 3 by delivering donuts to local fire, police, city officials and armed forces units as a way to say "thank you" for their service. In addition, Entenmann's will host a National Donut Day sweepstakes, and Krispy Kreme will give each customer a free donut and collect donations for The Salvation Army.

National Donut Day was established in 1938 to honor "Donut Lassies," female Salvation Army volunteers who prepared donuts for servicemen during WWI. By frying these donuts for soldiers on the front lines, these volunteers were able to remind the soldiers of home. These women made history by introducing this little known confection to the United States when the servicemen returned from war. The donut has become synonymous with The Salvation Army's social services and continues to be a comfort food served by The Salvation Army to those in need during times of disaster.

To celebrate National Donut Day, The Chattanooga Salvation Army volunteers will deliver donuts donated by Tasty Donuts and Entenmann's to local heroes, who serve our community and nation everyday - men and women from the Armed Forces and the local police and fire departments.

Customers can enjoy a free donut from Krispy Kreme or Tasty Donuts and make a donation in the counter top Red Kettles. All proceeds benefit The Salvation Army.

As a part of the festivities, Entenmann's is offering a National Donut Day Sweepstakes with prizes including one year of free Entenmann's donuts and Party Pack Prizes that include four $7 Entenmann's Coupons, an Entenmann's National Donut Day T-Shirt and more. The Sweepstakes link is on the Entenmann's Facebook page. For every entry in the sweepstakes, $1 will be donated to The Salvation Army, up to $35,000. All entries must be received by 11:59 pm ET on July 2, 2016.

"We are grateful for loyal partners like Tasty Donuts, Krispy Kreme and Entenmann's who have proven to be exceptional in their efforts to join us in Doing the Most Good. We look forward to making the 2016 National Donut Day memorable," said Major Algerome Newsome, Area Commander for The Salvation Army of Greater Chattanooga.

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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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