For millions of people, National Donut Day is the perfect time to chow down on some tasty sweets. But you may not know this food holiday is rooted in history with The Salvation Army.
During World War I, The Salvation Army began a mission to provide spiritual and emotional support for U.S. soldiers fighting in France. As part of that, women named the “Donut Lassies” served donuts to soldiers to boost morale and provide a bit of comfort under treacherous conditions. Lt. Col. Ward Matthews of The Salvation Army is joining RTM via Skype with more on how a small treat became a big symbol of kindness to those in need.
To learn more about how The Salvation Army is doing the most good in your community, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org.