Coffman engineers make communities safer with $100,000 donation

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Volunteerism and gifts reflect Coffman’s continued support of the American Red Cross mission

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SPOKANE, Wash., May 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Coffman Engineers, a nationally recognized multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm, is proud to announce a charitable contribution of $100,000 in support of the Fire Campaign servant of the American Red Cross. This commitment continues a partnership between the two organizations that began more than a decade ago.

Coffman’s contribution supports the Home Fire Campaign, a national Red Cross initiative focused on preventing home fires and mitigating the impact in the event of a fire. House fires are the most common disaster in the country, with more than 86,000 people relying on the Red Cross for help to recover from more than 23,000 house fires so far this year. These disasters kill seven people every day in the United States, many of them in homes without working smoke alarms, which can cut the risk of death in half.

“Fire protection engineering work protects property and, more importantly, people. But initiatives like the Red Cross Home Firefighting Campaign are critical to fire preparedness,” said Coffman Engineers CEO and President Dave Ruff. “We are grateful for the mission and the tireless work of the Red Cross in providing year-round relief to those affected by house fires. We are honored to continue this partnership.”

In addition to the donation, Coffman has mobilized employees across the country to volunteer their time at Sound the Alarm events. During these events, community members will work together to install free smoke alarms for local families vulnerable to home fires. These efforts are part of a national Red Cross Raise the Alarm initiative to install 50,000 free smoke alarms in more than 50 at-risk communities across the country by the end of May.

“Every second counts during a house fire, when you only have two minutes to escape,” said Megan Snow, head of philanthropy at the Red Cross. “That’s why Red Cross volunteers and community partners come together in May to sound the alarm. We are thrilled to have Coffman engineers join us in this rescue effort.

For more information, visit www.soundthealarm.org.

About Coffman Engineers:

Coffman Engineers is a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm that integrates many disciplines, including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, fire protection and other specialties, to provide customers with local services High quality. Coffman has 620 employees in 20 offices across the United States, committed to the team effort needed to build a better world. Visit coffman.com or connect on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to disaster victims; provides about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches life-saving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports service members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on the volunteers and generosity of the American public to accomplish its mission. For more information, visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

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