It is only appropriate the inventor of the donut, The Salvation Army, will join this celebration.
In World War I, young women served fried dough to our servicemen on the front lines of war, as a sweet treat from home. They quickly became known as “Donut Girls” and their treats “donuts.”
In the celebration of National Donut Day, The Salvation Army will be delivering donuts to local heroes who serve our community every day, the fire and police forces.
Krispy Kreme of Chattanooga, and Daylight Donuts of Dalton, Ga., Cleveland and Chattanooga, have donated the donuts to be delivered in Cleveland, Chattanooga and Dalton areas. Duncan Donuts and Daylight Donuts on East Brainerd Road in Chattanooga will have The Salvation Army red kettles throughout the morning to collect monetary donations.
“The Salvation Army has been serving in times of disaster and when needed even at times of war for decades,” states Maj. Algerome Newsome “We actually are welcoming new officers to the East Lake Salvation Army in June who have served for years in Kuwait.”