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Salvation Army celebrates National Donut Day

Updated: Jun. 3, 2021 at 5:25 PM EDT
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) - What’s good here in Michiana?

How about the Salvation Army celebrating National Donut Day?

Donut Day started back during World War I, when two Salvation Army volunteers began giving away donuts to boost the soldiers’ morale.

Today, the Salvation Army Kroc Center honored the commitment of those unsung heroes.

Partnering with PNC Bank and Over the Top Bakery, they delivered donuts to several organizations like the St. Joseph County 911 dispatch Center and the dedicated team behind Group Violence Intervention S.A.V.E.

“Well you know when you think about the pandemic, and everything we all have had to go through, and businesses and organizations still had to continue to do the work that they do in our communities to keep us healthy to keep us safe. We wanted to say thank you and to let them know that we see the work that you do on a daily basis, but we really saw what you did during the pandemic,” says Wanda Dudley, public relations coordinator at the Kroc Center.

National Donut Day is usually celebrated on June 4, but today, the Salvation Army decided to celebrate a little bit early.

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