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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Today is national donut day, and the Salvation Army will be handing out free donuts and coffee to anyone who wants them.  They are calling it 'Dunk one for the Salvation Army.'  But it is more than about getting something free to eat and drink. 

This event is to help raise money for the Salvation Army.  Those interested may stop by the Main Library on Stone Avenue between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. for a free Entemann's bakery donut and a hot cup of coffee. 

Volunteers will be on hand to give out the donuts, and to accept donations, though they are not necessary to receive the free donut and coffee. 

Salvation Army officials say they need help raising funds to make up for the $80,000 plus shortfall from their 'Red Kettle' campaign over the holidays. 

As for why donuts on this day, it was established in Chicago more than 70 years ago to help raise money for the Salvation Army.   

It was also to give tribute to the women who made and served donuts to soldiers on the front line during World War One. 

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