National Donut Day 2020 - Honoring A Different Hero
By Mimi Williams
Typically The Salvation Army celebrates National Donut Day by following the tradition of
the Donut Lassies while honoring and fundraising for veterans. Due to the COVID-19
crisis, many heroes battling on our front lines are wearing a different uniform. To
recognize the bravery of these essential workers, The Salvation Army - San Diego
and partner Bakemark will deliver 500 donuts directly to brave nurses, doctors and
medical workers at a local hospital this Friday June 5th.
Held annually on the first Friday in June, National Donut Day is a day that The
Salvation Army holds near and dear to its heart. Beginning in 1917, approximately
250 Salvation Army volunteers, dubbed "Donut Lassies", provided assistance during
World War I by making donuts to help boost the morale and spirits of American
soldiers fighting on the front lines.
This year let's celebrate this holiday by showing our appreciation for the heroes fighting this new battle by sharing spirit boosting sweet treats to those fighting on the front lines, just as the original Donut Lassies did over 100 years ago.