The Salvation Army of Broward County partnered with Dunkin’ to honor local first responders on National Donut Day, Friday, June 5. Dunkin’ supplied hundreds of donuts to The Salvation Army to distribute to Broward men and women presently saving lives on the frontlines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“National Donut Day is a reminder that small acts can make a big difference in our community, as evidenced by these past two months which have emphasized our heroes and our hardships,” said Major Stephen Long, area commander for The Salvation Army of Broward County. “We are most grateful to Dunkin’ for their generous donation and support of our mission to do the most good.”
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 tasty treats to soldiers in France on the front lines of World War I. The donut now serves as a symbol of the services and comfort The Salvation Army provides to more than 23 million people each year.
To commemorate National Donut Day’s historic roots and to demonstrate the impact of a small token of kindness, The Salvation Army of Broward County made special deliveries to Broward Health Medical Center, Kindred Hospital, Memorial Regional Hospital, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Police and Fire Rescue Departments and Stations in Fort Lauderdale, Davie, Wilton Manors, Hollywood, Sunrise and more.