The Salvation Army continues to respond to residents in the Florida panhandle after the weekend’s devastating floods.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 31, 2012

The Salvation Army Celebrates the 74th Annual National Doughnut Day

Through Partnership with Krispy Kreme

 

Volunteers will accept donations to feed the
hungry of Tampa Bay

 from 7 to 9 a.m. at two Hillsborough Krispy
Kreme locations

 

(Tampa,
Fla.) – Volunteers and staff members from The Salvation Army’s Tampa Command
will ring bells and accept donations at two Hillsborough County Krispy Kreme
locations on Friday, June 1, from 7 to 9 a.m., as part of the 74th annual National Doughnut Day celebration.

 

The first National Doughnut Day took place in 1938 to honor
Salvation Army “doughnut lassies,” who served coffee and doughnuts to soldiers
serving in the trenches during World War I. Rations were poor, so the doughnut
idea was conceived as a means of bringing cheer to the soldiers. Salvation Army
workers were serving in the war zones primarily to provide spiritual aid and
comfort to American soldiers and allies, and to provide a link with home and
family.

“Every year on National Doughnut Day, The Salvation Army asks the public to
remember those less fortunate who struggle to make ends meet. The need is even
greater now when so many are recovering from the tragic storms throughout the
United States,” said Major George Hood, National Community Relations Secretary
for The Salvation Army. “So we ask everyone who enjoys a tasty doughnut today,
to take a minute and consider ways to give back in their community.”

Visit a Krispy Kreme location on Friday, June 1, 2012, to get a
free doughnut. Hillsborough County Krispy Kreme locations include: 3113 W.
Kennedy Blvd. and 8425 N. Florida Ave.

Salvation Army officers, staffers and volunteers continue to
care for and comfort thousands of people each day who battle hunger around the
world and here in the Tampa Bay area. By supporting National Doughnut Day with
a monetary or in-kind donation, you will help The Salvation Army keep its
food pantry and nutrition programs stocked. To support The Salvation
Army’s feeding program, mail donations to: The Salvation Army, National
Doughnut Day, P.O. Box 2839, Tampa, Fla., 33602 or visit
www.salvationarmytampa.org.

Since 1893, The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command has provided food,
shelter, long-term transitional housing programs and counseling to those in
need. Programs are designed to help struggling men, women and children overcome
challenges to regain their self-sufficiency. The Salvation Army actively
provides social service and spiritual assistance to the needy in 124 countries,
and has been recognized as one of the world’s most efficient charities by
Forbes Magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and Booz Allen Hamilton
consulting firm, among others.

 

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HOST A SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE FOR THE SALVATION
ARMY

Your club, organization or company can help The Salvation Army provide
backpacks full of required school supplies for Hillsborough County
students who live in households of poverty.

Contact us for a list of new school supplies being collected by The
Salvation Army for the 2012-2013 school year!

Help us provide these hardworking students with the tools they need for a
successful school year! Special thanks to the New York Yankees Foundation for
providing beautiful backpacks for our drive!

 School Supply Wish
List

  •  Backpacks for all ages
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Composition Books
  • Loose-leaf Notebook Paper
  • 2-Pocket Folders
  • Packs of No. 2 Pencils

 

  •  Boxes of 24 Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Glue Sticks
  • Colored Markers
  • Anti-bacterial Wipes

 

Contact: Moira Hinson at 813-224-9119 or moira_hinson@uss.salvationarmy.
org
.

Thanks for your support!

Support The Salvation Army’s Summer Camp Program
and

Introduce A Needy Child to a World of New
Possibilities

The Salvation Army Tampa Area Command has a goal of sending dozens of local, underprivileged children to camp this summer.

Long hot summer days, a dip in the pool, star-filled nights, campfires, roasted marshmallows, pillow fights, cabin devotions, emblem work, seeing old friends, making new ones, expanding horizons and creating memories. Summer is fast approaching and The Salvation Army’s Camp Keystone located in scenic Keystone Heights, is gearing up for the hundreds of at-risk kids who will benefit from annual camping programs this year.

The Salvation Army’s Camp Keystone in Keystone Heights, Florida, provides a gorgeous setting, a caring environment and activities that enrich life. Whether learning to swim, baiting a hook for the first time or discovering new wonders while hiking a nature trail, learning is a big part of the camp experience.

Along the way, children learn about themselves, gaining self-confidence, enthusiasm and courage to try new things. They also begin to understand the importance of working together for a common good, pulling together for something bigger than they are. And they learn about God and the difference He can make in their lives and in their world.

More than 100,000 people of all cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic levels visit Salvation Army camps each year. The camps are conducted by dedicated staff members who serve throughout the summer and are committed to making the camping experience special for each individual.

The Salvation Army Tampa Command also offers a low-cost summer day camp for a limited number of local at-risk children.

To send a needy child to camp or provide snacks or camp necessities for campers, please contact Moira Hinson at 813-224-9119, email her at Moira_hinson@uss.salvationarmy.org or send your donation to: The Salvation Army Tampa, Summer Camp, P.O. Box 2839, Tampa, FL 33601-2839.

For three decades, Pasco county survivors have sought refuge at The Salvation Army’s domestic violence shelter. They have participating in its six week program and given the tools they need to stop the abuse. On Friday, March 30, the shelter will mark the anniversary with a dinner and silent auction. The auction will showcase residents’ art therapy.

New Salvation Army feeding unit doubles Orlando community’s capacity to serve more people in times of disaster

Music and The Salvation Army go hand-in-hand. Come enjoy the pinnacle of this collaboration this evening, when The Salvation Army’s Heritage Brass Band makes a stop at The Salvation Army Clay County Corps in Middleburg, Florida.

Help us help the world. Become a trained disaster volunteer with The Salvation Army. The perfect time to volunteer for The Salvation Army is not when a disaster strikes. Not when a crisis arises. The perfect time is now, when you can get the training you really need. So when disasters do strike and crises arise, you’ll be fully prepared to do the most good. The Salvation Army will host free emergency disaster training classes for volunteers who are interested in joining The Salvation Army team.

As seasonal residents start thinking about returning north and local residents prepare for quieter months in beautiful Southwest Florida, The Salvation Army Naples Corps reminds everyone that the need to help hungry families in Collier County remains – and even increases — this time of year.