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Injured & Fallen Worker Support Information - California Transportation Foundation

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, CTF is here to help.

HOW CTF CAN HELP:

Workers Memorial Ceremony 2015

Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony 2015

 

 

When the unimaginable happens, CTF provides crucial support for workers and their families.

REQUEST SUPPORT FROM CTF

The California Transportation Foundation’s (CTF) Injured and Fallen Worker and Emergency Relief (IF&ER) Fund program 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.

The Temporary Injured and Fallen Matching Funds are established 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 $7,500 when the death or injury is work-related. PLEASE NOTE: Donations to individual worker support and memorial funds are not tax-deductible. 

 

CTF HONORS THE MEMORIES OF THE FALLEN

Dana Cowell Memorial Sign

Dana Cowell Memorial Sign

CTF helps to fund memorial signs on State Highways to honor fallen colleagues. CTF creates 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. CTF also provides funds to the Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony each year. Funds managed by CTF have provided memorial plaques, wreaths, and trees planted in memory of fallen workers.

 

 

 

 

2 WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT WORKERS AND FAMILIES IN NEED

Donate to the CTF Injured and Fallen Worker Fund

In the last five years CTF has awarded nearly $87,000 in Injured and Fallen Worker support. The matching grants from CTF for established Temporary Injured and Fallen Matching Funds and Fallen Worker Grants are funded through the CTF Injured and Fallen Worker Program. We need your tax-deductible contribution more than ever! To make a credit card donation online go to our donate page or click here. Checks can be sent to CTF at 9550 Kiefer Blvd. PO Box 276828 Sacramento, CA 95827-6828.

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. Credit card donations may be made online by clicking here. Checks can be sent to CTF at 9550 Kiefer Blvd. PO Box 276828 Sacramento, CA 95827-6828. 

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VTA Employees Memorial Fund

CTF manages donations to the VTA Employees Memorial Fund for the families of the employees who died while on the job. CTF will match these donations dollar for dollar up to $7,500 for each employee. Donations by check should be made out to “CTF” and designated with “VTA Employees” in the memo line. Donations by cash must include a note indicating the name of the fund. Credit card donations may be made online by clicking here. Checks can be sent to CTF at 9550 Kiefer Blvd. PO Box 276828 Sacramento, CA 95827-6828. 

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

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

Caltrans Workers Memorial Ceremony in 2018.