Men in Action for Keizer (MAK), the Keizer Chamber of Commerce’s volunteer group of men, jumped into action earlier this month when they were called by representatives of the Oregon Department of Veteran Affairs to help clear out the former home of a veteran’s widow.

A small group of MAK volunteers, led by Bob Shackelford, were joined by three Keizer Police Department employees at the manufactured home in northeast Salem that was the residence of Carmel Westover for decades. Westover, in her 70s, had relocated to a foster home earlier in the year.