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Through a matching program, Coffman partnered with employees to double the impact of their contributions to the American Red Cross. The donations were directed toward the western wildfires and hurricane disaster relief efforts.

People holding enlarged Red Cross donation check.
Left to Right: Coffman Engineers: Karl Kolb, General Manager & Tom Arnold, Principal (Red Cross Board of Directors) Red Cross: Megan Snow, Regional Philanthropy Officer and Ryan Rodin, Executive Director

During a two-week campaign in October, employees received a dollar-for-dollar company match for their donations. In total, the company exceeded its goal of $20,000 to present the American Red Cross a check in the amount of $22,000.

In a company email on October 14th, Coffman CEO and President, Dave Ruff extended a heartfelt thank you. “In short order, you met and exceeded our goal to help the Red Cross with disaster relief. You have proved again that our team is committed to making a positive impact on this world. I am super proud to be part of this company.”

Coffman has a long history of partnering with the Red Cross to support disaster relief. The company received a Disaster Relief Partner Award in 2017 acknowledging its disaster relief efforts. Earlier this year, Coffman contributed $100,000 to the 2020 Red Cross Sound the Alarm campaign, an initiative to reduce home fire deaths by installing smoke alarms in homes.

Coffman’s support goes beyond gifts of support. Three employees serve on the Red Cross Northwest board and Vice President of HR, Timber Chinn, is part of the Tiffany Circle, a group of women who are committed to leading through philanthropy.

“It has been a wild year. The pandemic and societal struggles are plenty for us to deal with, but unfortunately, natural disasters are on their own timeline. Coffman employees have always been generous when helping others and we are especially grateful to be able to double their contributions,” said Dave Ruff, CEO and President of Coffman Engineers.

To learn more about the American Red Cross visit their website at www.redcross.org.