Here in Southern California, donut shops that display the sign pictured on the right are helping support The Salvation Army’s Haven program on the Veterans Administration Campus in West Los Angeles.
When you see a donut shop with this sign in the window, please stop by and buy a dozen!
The shops are customers of BakeMark, a leading manufacturer and distributor of bakery products and ingredients. This is the fourth year that the generous folks at BakeMark have made a significant gift in support of our programs to help veterans at risk of homelessness. So far they’ve donated a whopping $40,000 and for that we’re extremely grateful.
So, what’s the connection between donuts and veterans? We’re glad you asked.
:: Click here for a link to KPCC, our local NPR station, where you can hear or read John Rabe’s story on public television personality Huell Howser and National Donut Day. Last year, Rabe accompanied Howser on his visit our Haven program where donut-making was in full swing!
:: And, click on the white arrow below to watch a quick, 30-second spot which explains The Salvation Army’s sweet role in donut history!
:: Click here if you’d like to know more about The Salvation Army’s Haven Program.
Happy National Donut Day!