Local Salvation Army chapter shows off one of the lesser known services(WDAY TV) - Since it was created in 1865, the Salvation Army has provided many services for people in need. Today, the local Cass and Clay chapter showed off one of the lesser known services: The Doughnut Girl.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
During World Wars one and two, and the Vietnam War, Salvation Army workers made homemade doughnuts and coffee, serving them to soldiers on the front line. Workers would go through the trenches to deliver the refreshments.
“We hear different stories about some World War 1 vets, World War 2 vets, Vietnam vets, of what we helped them with during the war. And it's just good to sit down and listen to those stories.”
Mealy says he hopes today's event helped let people know more about the Salvation Army and what it offers. He wants people to know it's more than the red kettle campaign or the thrift store.