The Salvation Army Allegheny Valley Holds Inaugural Donut Day 5K
The Salvation Army Allegheny Valley Worship and Service Center invites the community to its first-ever Donut Day 5K beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 3. Funds raised will help send local children to The Salvation Army’s Camp Allegheny. The run/walk starts and finishes at The Salvation Army Allegheny Valley Worship and Service Center, 917 Brackenridge Ave, Brackenridge, PA 15014.
This year marks the 85th anniversary and celebration of National Donut Day. Established in 1938 by The Salvation Army, National Donut Day is not only a great excuse to partake in a sweet treat, but the day also serves as a reminder of the bravery of The Salvation Army’s “Donut Lassies” who joined soldiers on the front lines during World War I. To extend the celebration of National Donut Day, The Salvation Army Allegheny Valley is hosting an inaugural Donut Day 5K. Visit give.salvationarmy.org/donutday5k to register or to make a donation. Early bird adult registration is $20, and children can be registered for the half mile fun run for $15.
In 1917, The Salvation Army volunteers traveled to France and set up makeshift huts to provide soldiers with essential supplies, emotional and spiritual support, and fresh baked donuts. The sweet treat did more than raise spirits; it brought comfort and a taste of home to those who risked their lives. Today, The Salvation Army continues serving on the front lines of our local communities by providing a wide range of programs and services to vulnerable individuals and families in need.