TOPEKA – The Salvation Army of Topeka has selected Nate Hill, a financial advisor for Edward Jones and formerly the news director for KSNT News, as the recipient of its 2015 OTHERS Award.
This award honors an individual exemplifying an extraordinary spirit of service to others, the community and to The Salvation Army. Given yearly, the recipient is carefully considered and nominated based upon support given to The Salvation Army not only throughout the year, but in the past. Major Brian Burkett, corps officer for The Salvation Army, states “We are pleased to have Nate Hill as the recipient this year and we are grateful for all his support as a news anchor in broadcasting our story.”
For over 17 years, Nate has come into our living rooms and delivered accurate, up-to-date news on what was happening in eastern and central Kansas. During that time he worked at KSNT News as a Sports Reporter, Weekend Sports Anchor, Sports Director and News Anchor/News Director. Nate was a staunch advocate for The Salvation Army and a big promoter on air for special events. With the television station located in Topeka, Kansas, and a broadcast area of seven communities in Kansas, KSNT News became the vehicle in which Nate could report the news that promoted the organization and informed residents of services provided by The Salvation Army. Whether it was services for basic human needs like food served through our community meal program, or fundraising at Christmas and the promotion of the red kettle campaign, or feeding children through our mobile canteen, or sharing the warmth of our community coat drive, or seeking the truth behind government or community statistics, Nate sought out the expertise of The Salvation Army staff either personally or by sending news reporters to get the facts and story. He exemplifies the true spirit of giving back and the essence of the OTHERS award.
Nate Hill will receive the OTHERS Award at The Salvation Army’s Annual Civic Luncheon on Monday, April 27th at the Downtown Ramada. Awards for the top volunteer bellringing groups will also be given out at that time for the dedicated hours spent ringing the bell on behalf of the Christmas Red Kettle Campaign. The winners and seven categories include:
- Northland Christian Church – 98 hours – church category
- Washburn Rural Middle School SWAT Team – 72 hours – school category
- RAGE Sports Organization – 44 hours – organization category
- Adecco – 40 hours – business category
- Jim Helton – 28 hours – individual category
- North Topeka Rotary Club – 24 hours – service club category.