3 Cheers for Donuts

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ Media received a little surprise in the morning when some friends from the Salvation Army dropped by with some donuts! In honor of National Donut Day, Sharna and Adele explained how The Salvation Army started the national celebration during the Great Depression as a way to raise funds and bring awareness about the organization’s social service programs. “Donut Lassies” were female Salvation Army volunteers who would provide supplies and of course, donuts for the soldiers on the front line. Soldiers used to fry the donuts in their helmets, and as a consequence, those who fought in WWI were henceforth referred to as “doughboys.” Started in 1938, this delicious tradition to raise awareness has continued thanks to the persistent efforts of The Salvation Army.

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