Salvation Army Today – Minnesota History Museum Donut Day

As part of the centennial remembrance of the United States’ entry into World War I, and the beginning of when Salvation Army Donut Girls began serving U.S. soldiers on the front lines. The Salvation Army partnered with the Minnesota Historical Society on June 2, 2017 – Donut Day. Historically dressed Donut Girls were on site to teach people about the history of Donut Day and how The Salvation Army continues to serve in communities. Local artist David Geister also painted a “Donut Girl” which he completed in a couple of hours on site.

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 81 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide.