Spring Valley man with visual impairment honored for employing people with disabilities

Edwin White Sr. has employed other blind people at his business, Ed's Sweet & Things, inside the Westchester County Courthouse, as well as at his various vending machines in the area.

News 12 Staff

May 5, 2023, 12:00 AM

Updated 380 days ago

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A Spring Valley man was honored Thursday night for employing and empowering people with disabilities.
Edwin White Sr. was given the "Empowerment" award by BRIDGES, a nonprofit organization in Rockland County focused on supporting those with disabilities.
White is visually impaired and over the years has employed other blind people at his business, Ed's Sweet & Things, inside the Westchester County Courthouse, as well as at his various vending machines in the area.
"It means a great deal because we are the population that over 70% is unemployed at working age. It's a tremendous statistic that people don't really analyze when you talk about unemployment levels," White said.
BRIDGES "In My Shoes" Event was held in Suffern and highlighted entrepreneurships.


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