Way back when, 1917 to be exact, two female Salvation Army volunteers, Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance came up with the idea of cooking doughnuts in helmets to provide quick and easy treats for American soldiers fighting in France during WWI. Ever since, doughnuts became an instant hit!
This Friday, June 3rd, all over the US, Salvation Army’s along with various entities such as Entenmanns, Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts will celebrate “National Doughnut Day!” A day established back in 1938 by The Salvation Army in Chicago, IL to help raise funds to assist people in need. By visiting Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts, everyone receives a FREE donut! If you click on the Entenmanns link, you register to win a FREE iPad to be given away June 15th.
So the next time you sink your teeth in a delicious donut given away by fine bakeries all across the country, just remember the reason behind it all. The Salvation Army continues “Doing the Most Good” within the 122 countries in which we serve because it is our mission! We are thankful to those who know the work we do and why we do it. With your help, we can spread our message even further. You can start by liking our facebook page… Click Here!