The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County To Host “Do Good Donut Party” Serving Veterans

With the help of Entenmann’s, The Salvation Army will provide 1,000 donuts to veterans at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center on National Donut Day

Who: Entenmann’s and The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County

What: Established by The Salvation Army in 1938, National Donut Day is held annually on the first Friday in June to honor the Donut Lassies who served the sweet treats to soldiers on the frontlines of World War I. To commemorate the day, The Salvation Army of Milwaukee County will host a “Do Good Donut Day” serving the small, sugary symbol of hope to 1,000 of veterans at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center.

When: 8 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019

Where: Milwaukee VA Medical Center, 5000 W National Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53295 (East Entrance)

Why: For more than a century, The Salvation Army has been celebrating the Donut Lassies who served the delicious treats to American soldiers on the frontlines of World War I. The Salvation Army Donut Lassies are often credited with popularizing the sweet treat in the United States when the troops returned home from war. The donut now serves as a symbol of the services and comfort The Salvation Army provides to more than 23 million people each year.