DENVER, May 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In celebration of National Donut Day, LaMar's Donuts is partnering with the Salvation Army on Friday, June 7, to offer one free donut to each guest, with no purchase necessary.
National Donut Day is celebrated the first Friday of every June, thanks to a tradition begun in 1917, when women Salvation Army volunteers known as "Lassies" made donuts for soldiers on the front lines of World War I.
This year, LaMar's is partnering with Salvation Army chapters in western states to raise highly needed funds for a variety of humanitarian causes. Donation kettles are being placed in participating LaMar's locations in advance of National Donut Day. In addition, LaMar's stores are donating a portion of sales proceeds that week to The Salvation Army Oklahoma Relief fund.
"The Oklahoma disaster reminds us that all Americans have an ongoing responsibility to help neighbors suffering misfortune," LaMar's COO Matt Joslin said. "We invite loyal customers to not only have a free donut on us but also contribute to the Salvation Army's laudable work."
The free-donut offer is good for any regular donut already available. LaMar's Bars, Bizmarks, fritters and other products made without a center hole are exempted.
LaMar's Donuts are made fresh every morning with no artificial preservatives. Every LaMar's product is produced by hand from start to finish, beginning with kneading of the dough to the glazing.
About LaMar's Donuts – After developing his original donut recipe as a teenager in 1933, Ray Lamar opened the first LaMar's Donuts in 1960 in Kansas City, Missouri. Today the franchised chain has 27 stores in six states. LaMar's has won numerous awards and favorable reviews by such publications as The New Yorker and Gourmet magazine, and was the first donut to be reviewed and acclaimed by Zagat, the world's most trusted guide to restaurants. LaMar's Donuts are proclaimed by many as "simply a better donut."
About The Salvation Army – The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for more than 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, please visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.
CONTACT: Deborah Knutson Salvation Army - 562.491.8351 Ron King Vanguard Communications - 303.382.2999
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