WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – KSN’s parent company, Nexstar, will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Thursday, June 17. In honor of the anniversary, employees at stations in the Nexstar Nation will participate in helping local community organizations across the country for Founder’s Day of Caring.
In Wichita, employees with KSN will help out Starkey by washing a fleet of buses. Starkey was founded in 1930 and is the oldest community-based nonprofit in Sedgwick County serving people with disabilities. The nonprofit organization provides business, employment, residential, life enrichment and case management services.
“It’s meeting the needs that people can’t do for themselves, and so in their homes maybe assisting them with preparing their meals or maybe doing their laundry or cleaning or helping them acquire a job and keep it. Transportation, case management to allow them what our community has to offer,” said Colin McKenney, Starkey CEO.
McKenney says they serve about 450 people every year.