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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 Support from CTF

Request support from the CTF Injured and Fallen Worker and Emergency Relief (IF&ER) Fund program which was established to help California transportation industry employees (private or public sector) and their families who are in need of financial assistance because of death, injury and natural disaster.

The program was established to aid employees during crucial times when quickly available funding is critical to meet the sudden costs of emergencies.

The program consists of three elements:

  1.  Fallen Worker Grant, up to $2,500
  2.  Temporary Injured and Fallen Matching Fund, wherein CTF provides matching donations up to $7,500
  3. Emergency Relief Grant, up to $2,000

To request support, click here to download and complete the CTF Injured and Fallen Worker and Emergency Relief Form then return to mallory@the-ctf.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 & 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, 9500 Kiefer Blvd., PO Box 276828 Sacramento, CA 95827-6828.

To make a credit card donation online for a specific worker click the yellow “donate” button below. Enter the donation amount, your contact information and then you will be asked to select from the drop own menu which fallen or injured worker’s fund to apply your donation to.

Donate

 

Donate to the CTF Injured and Fallen Worker Fund

In the last seven years, CTF has awarded $166,773 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 to the Injured and Fallen Worker Fund click the blue “donate now” button below.

Donate Now

 

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 $7,500.

Emilio Zaragoza Memorial Fund

Jesus Gonzalez Memorial Fund


Workers Injured on the Job

CTF manages donations to the following transportation workers who were injured on the job. CTF will match these donations dollar for dollar up to $7,500.

Mike Mooney Assistance Fund

 


CTF Assistance and Memorial Funds (Not Matched)

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

Doug Menzmer Memorial Fund

Kenneth Parmelee Memorial Fund

Tatetina Holt Memorial Fund

Chris Simon Memorial Fund

Lang Ly Memorial Fund

David Harris Memorial Fund

Viramontes Memorial Fund

Kenneth Varela Memorial Fund

Nancy Mallillin Memorial Fund

 

Caltrans Fire Victims Fund

CTF is accepting donations for Caltrans employees who lost their homes and were affected by fires in 2020.

Robert Carpenter, Caltrans District 9

Doug Hunt, Caltrans

Anthony Matricia from Vacaville, CA and works at Caltrans HQ

John McKnight, Caltrans District 9

Berry Creek Fire
Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

Anthony Matricia Photo

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.

Annette Brooks Memorial Signage Fund

Caltrans District 7 Fallen Workers Memorial Signage Fund

Caltrans District 7 Memorial Sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony at the State Capitol

Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony in 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Here to view pictures from the 2018 Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony.