Bowling Green, Ohio. (May 23, 2018) – As many people celebrate National Donut Day, it’s important to remember that the warm, delicious treat also serves as a symbol of hope. Started by The Salvation Army on the first Friday in June in 1938, National Donut Day was created to honor the Donut Lassies who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines of World War I.
“Armed with a helmet, rolling pins, and donut supplies, the Donut Lassies provided the soldiers a piece of home from the trenches of eastern France,” said Lt. Col. Ward Matthews, national community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army. “The donut was and continues to be a symbol of the comfort and support that The Salvation Army provides to more than 23 million people in need each year.”
To commemorate the work that the Donut Lassies started in 1917, and to demonstrate the impact of a small token of kindness, The Salvation Army, with community donations, will hand out thousands of donuts around the country on National Donut Day, June 1, 2018.
In Bowling Green, The Salvation Army will have a counter kettle at Stimmels Market (1220 W. Wooster Street) all week and receive 10% of donuts sales from National Donut Day. Upon patronizing Stimmels Market please consider contributing a donation for those less fortunate within Wood County. The Salvation Army will also be accepting donations at their office located at 1045 N. Main St.
All donations received at these locations will be distributed directly towards emergency services in Wood County, including but not limited to utility, housing and Christmas assistance.
To learn more about National Donut Day and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org or find us on Facebook @BGSalvationArmy.