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Sandy's Donuts contributes for donuts sold

Sandy's Donuts and Coffee Shop, 301 W. Main Ave. in West Fargo, contributed $1 to the Fargo Salvation Army for every dozen donuts sold on Friday, June 7. The fundraiser was held to honor National Donut Day, an annual Salvation Army event.

"This was an opportunity for us to give back to the community and help a great organization that has helped so many people," said Sandy's owner Mark Ostlund, who posted a sign in his store that read "Every little bite helps The Salvation Army."

National Donut Day was celebrated nationwide on June 7 to raise awareness about Salvation Army social service programs and commemorate "donut lassies" - female Salvation Army volunteers who served donuts to soldiers battling on the front lines of WWI. The first National Donut Day was held during the Great Depression.

In the past year, the Fargo Salvation Army has provided food, clothing, disaster relief, youth programs and other critical services to nearly 18,000 people. The Salvation Army has been serving Cass and Clay counties since 1897.

To learn more about the Fargo Salvation Army, visit