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Injured & Fallen 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:

Workers Memorial Ceremony 2015

Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony 2015

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 sarah_west@transportationfoundation.org. 

Establish an Injured or Fallen Worker Fund

CTF also establishes Injured and Fallen Worker 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 an Injured or Fallen Worker Fund, read our Injured and Fallen Worker Fund Policy, click here and complete the form on page 2. Please send completed form to sarah_west@transportationfoundation.org.

Memorial Signs

Dana Cowell Memorial Sign

Dana Cowell Memorial Sign

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 CTF 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.

Donate to the CTF Injured and Fallen Worker Fund

In the last five years CTF has awarded $270,827 in Injured and Fallen Worker support, including $125,892 in 2015 alone. The matching grants from CTF for established Workers Assistance and Memorial Funds and Fallen Worker Grants are awarded through the CTF Injured and Fallen Worker Fund. We need your tax deductible contribution more than ever! To make a credit card donation online go to our donate page or click here .

Fallen Workers

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.

Jorge on Left

Jorge Lopez Memorial Fund
Caltrans District 7
Fallen Worker

 

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.

Jason Garcia Assistance FundCaltrans D7 Injured Worker

Jason Garcia Assistance Fund
Caltrans D7 Injured Worker

Matt Crete Assistance Fund Caltrans D3 Injured Worker

Matt Crete Assistance Fund
Caltrans D3 Injured Worker

Arturo Saballa Assistance Fund Caltrans District 6 Injured Worker

Arturo Saballa Assistance Fund
Caltrans District 6 Injured Worker

CTF Assistance and Memorial Funds (Not Matched)

CTF is not matching these donations because their injury or death was not work related.

John Mason Memorial Fund Caltrans District 11

John Mason Memorial Fund
Caltrans District 11


Todd Byers Memorial Fund

Andy Gust Memorial Fund

Chris O’Toole Assistance Fund

Andrew Avazian Memorial Fund

CTF Memorial Signage Fund (Matched)

CTF is managing donations to the following Memorial Signage Fund. CTF will match these donations dollar for dollar up to $5,000.

Caltrans District 7 Fallen Workers Memorial Signage Fund

 

Annual Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony at the State Capitol

2016 Workers Memorial Ceremony

Family of Fallen Worker Oscar Vargas, Caltrans D11 during the Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony in 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Here to view pictures from the 2016 Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony