Salvation Army looking for ‘Donut Day’ help


ALBERT LEA, Minn. – It is a way to raise awareness of their history and money for their local communities and they need a little help doing it.

The Albert Lea Salvation Army is out around town Friday and Saturday.

They are trying to raise $20,000 over the next two days in what they call “Donut Day.”

“All the funds stay locally, they stay here in Freeborn County, they don’t go throughout the entire state or the United States and we try to do the most we can within our community,” said Captain Jim Brickson of the Albert Lea Salvation Army.

He said it is a way to help them through the summer months when kids are out of school, but they are running a little short on help and funds.

“We’re always needing some people to jump in and try to just man it up for a couple of hours and stand out at these retail locations and greet people as they come into these places and hopefully receive some donations at the same time,” Brickson said.

Donations can be made online, by bringing a check to the Albert Lea Salvation Army at 302 Court Street, or by stopping by one of the locations around town.

Volunteers are at Hy-Vee, Marketplace Foods, Walgreens, Walmart and ShopKo.

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