The Salvation Army along with VETS Canada and Mavericks Donuts celebrated National Donut Day on Friday June 7th, 2019. The Salvation Army and VETS Canada volunteers as well as the Corus Boom 99.7 FM and Jump 106.9 FM street team were in the Byward Market offering free mini donuts to the public to commemorate the day in honour of the women who made and gave donuts to soldiers at the front during World War 1.
The Salvation Army and Vets Canada also visited many of Ottawa’s legions to share our story, bring donuts and honour those who have served. The team also visited many local media outlets dropping off donuts and sharing our history.
“National Donut Day allows us to share our history and speak to our current programs. The Salvation Army played a huge role on the frontlines of war and we continue to be on the frontlines of poverty every day in Ottawa,” says Glenn van Gulik spokesperson for The Salvation Army. “We are grateful for the community’s support that allows us to continue to offer relief and hope in times of crises.”
The Salvation Army is thankful to VETS Canada who plays an important role in supporting homeless veterans and to Mavericks Donuts for their dedication and partnership as we work together to build a better community.
Thank you to everyone who helped us mark this special day!