Thanks for visiting my page! Saturday, 9/9, I will be competing in the Salvation Army's Most Amazing Race in Arlington, TX. The race mimics the popular CBS television show. My teammate (Lori Bailey) and I will be racing on foot around Arlington, performing mental and physical challenges. I am hoping one of my challenges will be to eat a serving of Gilligan's Irish Nachos or get Adrian Beltre's autograph!
I do know that one of my challenges will be to raise money for the Salvation Army. That is where you come in. Any donation amount would help, just click the "donate now" button to the right.
Here is an interesting story you might now know about the Salvation Army: National Donut Day (6/2) was established to honor the Salvation Army's Donut Lassies. Donut Lassies served donuts to soldiers on the front lines during World War I. The donut now serves as a symbol of the many social services The Salvation Army provides to more than 25 million people in need each year.
“The donut was a simple way to remind soldiers on the front lines of World War I that they had support and encouragement from their country, and these small deeds made a big impact,” said Lt. Col. Ron Busroe, community relations and development secretary for The Salvation Army. “In every service The Salvation Army provides, we embrace this same principle and make sure people know that we are a resource for those in need, who will give them a hand up and be a beacon of hope.”
This year, to commemorate the work of the Donut Lassies and to demonstrate the impact of a small token of kindness, The Salvation Army asked people across the country to submit their own donut designs. A select number of designs were replicated on real donuts and given to veterans at The Salvation Army’s Carr P. Collins Social Service Center in Dallas, Texas.
For more information, go to salvationarmyusa.org or follow on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS.
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