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Starkey Awards $25,000 to Organizations Serving Veterans

Starkey Cares has launched its Veteran Support Grant program and is donating $25,000 to organizations supporting veterans

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Starkey Cares is supporting organizations like Project Got Your Back, Darkhorse Lodge, Magnus Veterans Foundation, and the Griffin Center/SoundStart program.

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN – As the only American-owned hearing aid company, Starkey is committed to caring for those who have dedicated their lives in service of our country. To honor and support veterans in our communities, Starkey’s corporate social responsibility program launched the Starkey Cares Veteran Support Grant program and is donating $25,000 to organizations supporting veterans.

“Starkey is honored to provide grants to organizations serving U.S. veterans to increase their ability to assist America’s heroes and their families,” said Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO at Starkey. “Exposure to loud noise is common in the military, making hearing loss and ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus, two of the most common service-related injuries. Starkey is committed to helping those who have served our country get the resources and assistance they deserve.”

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Brandon Sawalich.

Starkey is providing grants to the following organizations aimed at helping veterans:

  • Project Got Your Back - The mission of Project Got Your Back is to optimize veteran well-being and ensure connection. They unite the community that supports veterans and help our heroes and those connected to the military navigate resources. They pair veterans with their trained Navigators for one year, to individually helpveterans navigate the resources in their network, which all too often go unused.
  • Darkhorse Lodge - Darkhorse Lodge is a retreat for combat veterans from all branches of service to come to relax, fish on Kentucky Lake, enjoy area activities, and spend time with others who have walked in their boots, all at no cost.
  • Magnus Veterans Foundation – The Magnus Veterans Foundation helps bridge the gap between military service and home with the mission of healing and honoring our veterans and their families through community fellowship and a comprehensive approach to restoring the body, heart, mind, and spirit.
  • Griffin Center/SoundStart – The Griffin Center/SoundStart provides comprehensive care to deaf and hard of hearing children and their families by providing expertise and support. They will use the grant to help children of veterans receive the hearing health resources they deserve.

To assist veterans and current military on their hearing loss journey, Starkey has a webpage designed to offer helpful resources and information. For more information about the company, please visit the Starkey website.

About Starkey

Starkey is a privately held, global hearing technology company headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Founded by Bill Austin in 1967, Starkey is known for its innovative design, development, and distribution of comprehensive digital hearing systems. Led today by President and CEO Brandon Sawalich, Starkey is the only American-owned provider of hearing technologies. The company has more than 5,000 employees, operates 29 facilities and does business in more than 100 markets worldwide.

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