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Eyewear company donates safety glasses to St. Luke

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News from Coyote Eyewear

RONAN — The emergency room staff at St. Luke Community Healthcare hospital recently received 150 pairs of safety glasses, donated by Coyote Eyewear of Pittsford, NY.  The donation was prompted by the owner’s personal experience at this rural healthcare facility.

“While visiting friends in Polson, I had to be admitted to the emergency room,” said Steve Carhart, president and founder of Coyote Eyewear. “I was impressed by the staff and its facilities, so I decided to donate safety eyewear to support their efforts in any way – especially during the recent COVID-19 virus outbreak.”

Established in 1989 as Coyote Vision USA, Coyote Eyewear is the leader in high-quality polarized sunglasses at moderate prices. Their glasses are manufactured with leading-edge technology and materials, all of which will benefit the medical staff at St. Luke Community hospital. 

“I’m glad we could be of help, although just a small gesture, all efforts count,” said Carhart. “In addition to donations like these, we will continue to donate a pair of our medical glasses with every purchase of Coyote’s polarized sunglasses. These medical safety glasses can be used by doctors, nurses and nursing home workers to protect themselves and their patients from Covid-19.”

“This in-kind donation is one of an impressive list of companies who have donated their time or products to support St. Luke Community hospital and its foundation,” said Teresa Nygaard, foundation director for St. Luke Community Healthcare. “Coyote Eyewear’s donation and the active role they are playing in keeping our community and its members safe and healthy is priceless.”

Additional donations to St. Luke include Salish Kootenai College, Lake Seed, Rainbow Septic, Swank Enterprises, Johnson Controls, Murdoch’s Ranch and Home Supply, Glacier Lily Soap, Bev’s Bloomers, Exit Realty, Subway, Stageline Pizza, Taco Bell, Walgreens, Mission Valley Auto, Green Ridge Biosolutions, Valley Bank, Simms, Working Dogs for Conservation, Coca-Cola, Monida Healthcare Network, over 50 local mask makers, and individuals who have donated food, beverages, and other significant items.             

For more information, contact Whitney Cantlon, community education and public relations manager, St. Luke Community Healthcare at 406-528-5262.

For more information about Coyote Eyewear and its extensive line of recreation and safety eyewear, visit or call 800-724-9401.  


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