National Donut Day!
Check out some pictures of the people we were able to visit on National Donut Day!
What better way to end a short week following a holiday than to celebrate with doughnuts?
The first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day, a holiday started by the Salvation Army in 1938. National Doughnut Day was created to honor the young women who volunteered during World War I and World War II to feed and encourage soldiers with hand-made doughnuts. These women took their doughnuts onto the battlefields of France to simply offer some comfort and cheer. The tasty treat was so popular with the soldiers that they demanded doughnuts when they returned to the states. And an industry was born!
Tomorrow we will be visiting 60 areas businesses and organizations to thank them for the work they do each day to make Grand Rapids a better place. Please stay tuned to our website and social media for updates of our visits and thanks as always for your support!
We are excited about the 47th annual National Donut Day on Friday, June 3rd. On Donut Day, The Salvation Army Action Group is partnering with Krispy Kreme to give away 2000 donuts to show our appreciation for local businesses and organizations that are helping to make Grand Rapids a better community.
The Salvation Army Action Group‘s mission is to encourage and foster relationships between young individuals in the greater Grand Rapids community and The Salvation Army. Through community events and education we hope to build a community of young individuals focused on service to others. If you are interested in volunteering for the event or learning more about the Action Group, please contact Angela DeVries at (616) 459-3433 or Angela_DeVries@usc.salvationarmy.org.Share this on... ... or email it to your friends.