The Donut Day tradition began on the battlefields of France during World War One, when Salvation Army workers went to the front to deliver spiritual aid and comfort to US soldiers and their allies and serve as a link between the soldiers and their families back home. Salvation Army “Donut Lassies” served coffee and donuts to soldiers in the trenches to bring them cheer. Donut Day became an official Salvation Army annual fundraising event in 1938 in Chicago.
The timeless experience of overnight summer camp evokes fond memories for many citizens of west Michigan. It is also an experience that many families cannot afford. Little Pine Island Camp is located just north of Grand Rapids, and provides seven weekly overnight camping sessions for hundreds of youth. Three-quarters of the campers live below the […]
When spending time with Oliver Hale (a.k.a. Chef O), one quickly comes to the conclusion that he has led an amazing life. He is 60 years young, and through his story you will find out he has filled his years with more “living” than several people his age combined. In his youth, he spent time […]
When Krista Neymeiyer’s basement flooded with three feet of water recently, she considered leaving her house and staying with friends. After all, many of her neighbors gave up and literally escaped to higher ground. But Krista stayed – and as such, was especially happy to see The Salvation Army mobile kitchen roll into her Grand […]