Fallen Worker & Injured Worker Support Information
While CTF has expanded into a wide array of services for California’s transportation community, one of the original reasons for the organization’s creation remains its most fundamental – supporting those injured or killed on the job with financial support. During the difficult days and weeks after an emergency or death in the transportation community, remember that CTF can help.
How CTF Can Help:
Request a Fallen Worker Grant
When a transportation industry employee dies accidentally in the line of duty he/she may be eligible for a Fallen Worker Grant. These grants may be used to defray immediate expenses, up to $2,500, not covered by employer death benefits. Examples may include, memorial ribbons for funeral attendees, funeral refreshments, and travel costs to bring loved ones to the survivor’s side.
To request a Fallen Worker Grant click here to download and complete the Fallen Worker Grant request form then return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Establish a Workers Assistance Fund or Workers Memorial Fund
CTF also establishes Workers Assistance and Memorial Funds to help California transportation industry (private or public sector) employees and their families who are in need of financial assistance because of death, medical conditions, or injury. These accounts provide a ready made, audited fiscal entity to collect and disburse worker assistance and memorial funds. CTF matches donations dollar for dollar up to $5,000 when the death or injury is work related.
To establish a Workers Assistance or Memorial Fund, read our Workers Assistance and Memorial Fund Policy, click here and complete the form on page 2. Please send completed form to email@example.com.
CTF can also help fund memorial signs on State Highways to honor fallen colleagues by setting up an account to which people may make tax deductible donations to fund memorial signs. For more information, or to request a Memorial Signage Fund read the Memorial Sign Policy and Request Form. Two examples are the Donald S. Wieman Memorial Vista Point in San Bernardino County, and the Dana Cowell Memorial Highway Signage on State Route 12 in San Joaquin County. Both were funded through accounts set up with CTF-managed Memorial Funds.
How You Can Help:
Donate to the Memory of a Fallen Worker or to an Injured Worker
Donations can be made by check, cash or credit card. Donations by check should be made out to “CTF” and designated with the name of the worker in the memo line. Checks made out incorrectly will be returned. Donations by cash must include a note indicating to what fund the donations are to be applied. Please mail checks or cash donations to: CTF, 581 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento, CA 95864. Credit card donations may be made online by clicking here THEN indicate in the comments section the name of the fund to apply your donation to.
CTF manages donations to the following transportation workers who died while on the job. CTF will match these donations dollar for dollar up to $5,000.
Miguel Rodriguez Delacruz Memorial Fund
Workers Injured on the Job
CTF is now managing donations to the following transportation workers who were injured on the job. CTF will match these donations dollar for dollar up to $5,000.
SR 91 PROJECT INJURED WORKERS
Michael Richey Assistance Fund
Troy Shope Assistance Fund
James Chaffee Assistance Fund
Dion Barerra Assistance Fund
Alex Paez Assistance Fund
Gilberto Ortiz Assistance Fund
Eric Rodarte Assistance Fund
CTF Assistance and Memorial Funds (Not Matched)
CTF will not match these donations because their injury or death was not work related.
Jerry Bachmann Assistance Fund
Tony Prandini Assistance Fund
Ray Carrasco Memorial Fund
Kevin Hanley Memorial Fund
Cyndi Davidson Memorial Fund
Annual Caltrans Memorial Ceremony at the State Capitol
Click Here to view pictures from the 2015 Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony