Echelon Delivers Sweet Surprise

Jun 7, 2018 | by SNW

National Donut Day is held annually on the first Friday in June. It is a day that The Salvation Army honors the “Donut Lassies”, the volunteers who served donuts to troops on the frontlines during World War I.

The first ever National Donut Day was celebrated back in 1938 during the Great Depression to help those in need, and to remember the work of the Donut Lassies.

In keeping with this tradition, members from Sacramento Echelon decided to deliver donuts to local first responders in the Sacramento area. “We wanted to do something to thank these brave men and woman for all that they do in our community and Donut Day was the perfect opportunity!”, said one Echelon participant.

Thanks to the generous donation of 12 dozen boxes of donuts from BakeMark, Echelon passed out these sweet treats to the Rancho Cordova Police Department, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, and the West Sacramento Fire Department.

The Salvation Army’s Divisional Commander, Major Ivan Wild, even stopped by to lend a hand!

Sacramento Echelon was founded in July 2017 and is a Salvation Army group for young professionals. Echelon seeks to mobilize the next generation of The Salvation Army by providing opportunities for young adults to engage with the organization through fellowship, networking, fundraising, and volunteering.

Way to go Echelon and thank you for #DoingTheMostGood !

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