On May 24th, our community lost one of it's own in Afghanistan. Cpl. Keaton Coffey (USMC) was killed in action while assisting Special Forces operations. Keaton was weeks away from returning to his fiancée and new life in Oregon. He was the only son of Inger and Grant Coffey, a retired Portland Fire Battalion Chief. Many community members have asked how they can support the Coffey family. To honor the sacrifice of one who gave all for his country and preserve his memory, contributions can be made to the Keaton Coffey scholarship and memorial. Donations to the Keaton Coffey Memorial Fund (Tax ID# 26-2206115) are completely tax deductible.
Damascus Christian School, 14251 SE Rust Way Damascus, OR 97089 (503)-658-4100, has offered to be a collection point for donations. Additionally, Surf Bear Coffee Shop at 19880 OR Hwy 212 has offered to donate its day's proceeds in Keaton's memory on July 26th. Please stop by if you get a chance.