6abc’s Walter Perez Recalls 9/11 Experience in Interview with Lt. Col. Banfield

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Lt. Col. Stephen Banfield and 6abc’s Walter Perez

It’s been 17 years since 9/11, and this is the first time 6abc anchor Walter Perez got a chance to sit and talk with Lt. Colonel Stephen Banfield, the Divisional Commander of The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware.

He and Walter shared an unforgettable experience. Continue reading “6abc’s Walter Perez Recalls 9/11 Experience in Interview with Lt. Col. Banfield”

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National Donut Day Celebrates Salvation Army History (historic photos & video)

World(2)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)”