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  • Writer's pictureAlex Yoder

The COE Partners with Salvation Army to Deliver Donuts to First Responders

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

OGDEN CITY, UTAH - June 3rd 2022

The COE's Resource Integration Coaches (RICs) took part in an almost century long tradition by helping the Salvation Army hand out donuts to first responders on National Donut Day. National Donut Day has a rich history, first being celebrated in Chicago on June 3rd 1938.

The COE's RICs, Yuliet, Wendy, and Savannah picking up donuts for delivery to first responders.

The holiday is a way to remember the Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies, a group of women sent to the front lines of France in World War I to establish bases on the front lines. The Lassies quickly became notorious for their baked goods and would supply sweets for soldiers until the end of the war. These women were immortalized for their admirable bravery and the Salvation Army celebrates the Lassies every year by handing out their legendary donuts. The COE was honored to take a part in the tradition this year by helping hand out donuts. To read more about National Donut day, click here.

The COE's RICs, Katie and Wendy, drop off donuts to the Ogden Fire Department.

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