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National Salvation Army Donut Day

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



Golf outing poster

Golf Outing Fundraiser


Join us for a festive day in support of Lakeshore Public Radio, 89.1 FM and The Salvation Army Lake County, Indiana.

With your donation of $175 per person or $650 for foursome, you will be provided with lunch, golf, cart, dinner, prizes and lots of fun.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
White Hawk – Crowpoint, IN

Scramble Format
11:30am Registration/Lunch
1:00pm Shotgun Start
6:30pm Dinner

Download the flyer and register.

Call Lindsey at 219.756.5666 ext. 317 for more information and reservations.



The Salvation Army host its 1st Ice Cream Social to Thank Volunteers

Salvation Army celebrates volunteers with ice cream social

Photo provided by: Damian Rico, The Times


Due to the efforts of hard working volunteers, more than 7,000 people were able to receive help through The Salvation Army last year.  Captain Rebecca Simmons told guests that attended the Volunteer Appreciation Ice Cream Social that, “without all your hard work and support we could never accomplish the things we do without people who care.”

Close to 100 volunteers filled the Schererville Community Center on Thursday April 24, 2014.  Volunteers enjoyed ice cream sundaes, root beer floats and ice cream cones.  North Star Dairy Rich Ice Cream donated the ice cream.



Salvation Army Hosted Will and Estate Planning Seminar

Community members listen as Attorney Gary Bonk speaks about the importance of estate planning.

  Community members listen as Attorney Gary Bonk speaks about the importance of estate planning.


(Munster, IN) Wills and estate planning are critical, but often overlooked, according to an attorney who spoke about estate planning at a Salvation Army of Lake County seminar April 8.

“Estate planning is more of a life planning process than anything else,” said Gary Bonk local Estate Planning Attorney and Salvation Army Advisory Board Member, who spoke at the free seminar held at The Salvation Army in Munster.

Bonk discussed the importance of putting together a will and estate plan, and answered questions regarding wills and trusts, guardianship and preserving assets for loved ones. The presentation also highlighted the significance of charitable giving.

“Leaving a charitable legacy is important,” said Bonk. “Charitable giving should be a part of any estate plan.”

Planned giving to organizations like The Salvation Army can enable donors to leave a legacy of support for a cause. These legacy gifts can provide tax benefits to donors and allow them a say in how the funds will be used.

Donors who make a legacy gift to The Salvation Army through their wills, trusts and other estate plans are members of the organization’s Legacy Society. These donations play a key role in facilitating resources to support The Salvation Army mission of Doing the Most Good. For more information visit or call (773)205-3525.

Attorney Gary Bonk speaks at The Salvation Army.

Attorney Gary Bonk speaks at The Salvation Army.

Contributed by: Purdue Calumet Public Relations Student, Alexandra Hobby