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National Donut Day

 

Haven receives $10,000 donation

The Salvation Army’s Haven homeless shelter for veterans celebrated National Donut Day on June 1, the kick-off for a daylong celebration as more than 1,000 local doughnut shops and bakeries displayed a Salvation Army National Donut Day poster in the window, reminding the public to honor our veterans.

BakeMark, a leading manufacturer and distributor of bakery products and ingredients, sponsored this year’s tribute and made a $10,000 donation to support local veterans.

“We’re very thankful for BakeMark for making this day possible,” said Robert Brennan, director of media relations for The Salvation Army Southern California Division. “Their support over the last four years has been just incredible and we hope that continues and deepens.”

The event took place in Los Angeles and was open to all veterans and active duty military. Speakers at the event included Southern California Divisional Commander Lt. Colonel Douglas Riley, veteran John Taylor, BakeMark Executive Boyd Mulloy and a benediction from Los Angeles Area Commander Major Mike Dickinson. “Doughnut Lassies” in vintage uniforms later served veterans doughnuts and coffee.

“Today is a celebration of men and women who give up their lives in service to our country,” Dickinson said. “We thank each one, and those who are in our armed services at this day and this moment.”

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