Lake County, IN (May 21, 2014) – The Salvation Army will commemorate the 77th annual National Donut Days on two consecutive weekends, Friday, May 30 – Saturday, May 31, and Friday, June 6 – Saturday, June 7. Salvation Army Donut Day volunteers will be throughout the Lake County area 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. Donations to Donut Day will help support programs for area children, seniors, the homeless and families in need who are served by The Salvation Army.
The Donut Day holiday, 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 the comforting treats to soldiers during World War I. This significant occasion established the donut as a long-standing symbol of the services The Salvation Army continues to provide and helped popularize the donut in America after soldiers returned home. Read More
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
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
1:00pm Shotgun Start
Download the flyer and register.
Call Lindsey at 219.756.5666 ext. 317 for more information and reservations.
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.