The first Friday in June has been celebrated by The Salvation Army since 1938 as “National Donut Day.”
You may have noticed the donut giveaways and the donut pictures on social media, but did you know that this delicious holiday has its origins in The Salvation Army’s work on the front lines of World War I in France?
In 1917, The Salvation Army began a mission to provide spiritual and emotional support for U.S. soldiers fighting in France during World War I. About 250 volunteers traveled overseas and set up small huts located near the front lines where they could give soldiers clean clothes, supplies and, of course, baked goods. Continue reading “National Donut Day Celebrates Salvation Army History (historic photos & video)”
The Salvation Army of Sunbury hosted the wedding of John and Jamielynn Fisher on Wednesday, April 4 at its Corps Community Center!
The newlyweds exchanged vows in the chapel, then celebrated with the community at a reception during the Wednesday evening Feeding Friends meal!
Check out their sweet story that aired on Newswatch 16 WNEP-TV:
Continue reading “Wedding Bells at The Salvation Army of Sunbury (video)”
Our WIN (Women INvolved Auxiliary) at The Salvation Army of Harrisburg is known for its annual Shoe Strut event, but members do way more than that for our community.
Recently, the women spent a few hours packing up some 350 spice and meal kits which provide food pantry clients with the dignity of healthy food that also tastes good.
Continue reading “Harrisburg Wins with Women INvolved”
Chelsea Johnson puts on her Salvation Army apron and smiles. She starts to open boxes of fresh fruit on the counter, as her mom, Donna Goodwin, organizes paperwork. They volunteer together every week. Donna’s sister Joyce glances over the shelves stacked with canned goods and non-perishable foods. As the Pantry Coordinator, she wants to make sure everything is in place as they ready to open the door of the Choice Pantry on this Wednesday morning.
“Everybody needs help. We do what needs to be done. It’s God’s work,” says Donna. Continue reading “Norristown Choice Pantry: Feeding Body & Soul”