National Salvation Army Donut Day
The Salvation Army conducts its 77th annual National Donut Day this weekend and next.
Salvation Army volunteers will be throughout Lake County collecting donations and, in turn, giving coupons for six free donuts with the purchase of a dozen from Strack & Van Til, Ultra Foods, Munster Donuts and Calumet Bakery. They will be out Friday and Saturday and June 6 and 7.
Donations to Donut Day help support programs for area children, seniors, the homeless and families in need who are serviced by The Salvation Army. The money is also used to assist disaster victims and provide crisis assistance. Donut Day, observed nationally on the first Friday of June, was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies,” who served coffee and donuts to soldiers during World War l.
Milford Christenson, president of Christenson Chevrolet in Highland, former sergeant in the 87th Infantry Division during World War ll and long-time donor to The Salvation Army remembers when The Salvation Army helped him. “I remember pulling into Union Station with no more than $5 in my pocket. The Salvation Arny was waiting with donuts and care packages for anyone who served, not just the officers,” he said.
To donate, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY, text “DONUT” to 41444 to give $10