On September 22, HLGR attorney, John Riherd will be presented with the “Doing the Most Good” award from the Portland Metro Board of The Salvation Army (TSA). The award will be presented at the All About Kids banquet in Portland. The name of the award has its genesis in a 1919 quote from Evangeline Booth, daughter of The Salvation Army founder, William Booth. In the forward to her book, published immediately after World War I, she wrote, “There is no reward equal to that of doing the most good to the people in the most need.”
Each year the award goes to an individual or group who: goes above the expectation of their role; looks at representing the good of TSA outside themselves; consistently supports the mission of TSA; uses their role on the Board/Committee/Council outside their obligation (as a voice of TSA when not in a meeting, etc); and whose results of their efforts go to people TSA is trying to touch.
Upon hearing of the award, John said, “I have had the pleasure of serving on the advisory board for The Salvation Army both in Spokane and here in Portland for about 30 years. And, I have always been impressed with the amount of good that the Army does in our communities. So, as simply one individual who tries to make a difference, I feel very humble in receiving this award.”