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The Times
  • Salvation Army to honor Ed View with Others Award

  • Ed View said he has lived by the philosophy of helping others throughout his life.

    “Santa Claus says ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’ And that means ‘help others,’” he said. “It’s every man’s and every woman’s job to help others.”

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  • Ed View said he has lived by the philosophy of helping others throughout his life.
    “Santa Claus says ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’ And that means ‘help others,’” he said. “It’s every man’s and every woman’s job to help others.”
    View will be honored with The Salvation Army’s Others Award during the local chapter’s 2012 Civic Dinner. The event will take place on Thursday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Francesca’s in Ilion.
    “The Others Award is given to an individual, organization or group of people that have shown significant efforts in helping the community and have shown integrity in the way they use their gifts and skills in Herkimer County,” said Lt. Jessica Berkhoudt in a telephone interview on Thursday.
    Berkhoudt said View has given of his time voluntarily at Christmas to help with the Red Kettle Campaign, which provides food, clothing and toys to the community during the holiday season.
    She said View also plays Santa Claus for the children.
    “It’s a big deal for the children. They just love looking forward to him as Santa Claus,” said Berkhoudt. She also noted View’s involvement with other organizations such as the Herkimer County Humane Society and the Mohawk Fire Department.
    “We really just wanted to honor that,” said Berkhoudt, noting the award is only given when they feel there is a worthy recipient.
    “I’m very humbled,” said View. “It’s something in my life to be helping others. It’s very important.”
    Also being recognized at the dinner will be Greta Herringshaw and Nicholis Turturo. Berkhoudt said these two have volunteered with The Salvation Army’s Gleaning Program since it began. The program allows for The Salvation Army to collect food from Hannaford’s at the end of the week, including bread and produce. Herringshaw and Turturo help sort through the produce to determine what is good enough to distribute.
    Additionally, Larry Evans will be recognized with the Kettle Appreciation Award.
    “The Red Kettle Campaign is our opportunity to fund raise to help the community during Christmastime and year-round. We don’t hire people. It’s all volunteer-based and Larry volunteers his time every week and every day during the campaign and he raised over $12,000,” said Berkhoudt.
    Berkhoudt said it will be an appreciation dinner, so people in attendance will get to see how the dollars are being spent and to hear testimonials from those The Salvation Army is helping.
    Tickets can be purchased by contacting an advisory board member, or by calling The Salvation Army at 866-1240. Berkhoudt said besides the kettle campaign, the dinner serves as its largest fundraiser.
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