Message to the Bereaved:
USMWF is a support group made up of empathetic families who have been there and understand the emotions and questions you may have regarding the loss of your family member. We know and understand the devastation which takes place in the mind, body and soul and we strive to help you and others from having to go through both the grieving process
and investigative process alone.
Often people feel no one can relate to the tragedy of a workplace death and what you have been through. The grief and feelings of loneliness can be overwhelming.
It is important that you know you are not alone.
You are approximately one family out of 12-16 families a day in the United States that
found out your loved one was fatality injured in a preventable work-related incident.
There is nothing anyone can say or do to ease the pain of your loss.
The trauma involved is beyond the “normal” grieving process.
When a workplace tragedy occurs, there is a terrible sense of injustice, bewilderment, disbelief, sometimes anger – all combined with feelings of horror, loss and pain. This is a confusing and causes conflicting arrays of emotions all while trying to “come to terms with” the fact a tragedy happened.
It is important for you to know your loved one is not forgotten – he/she is in the hearts and minds of many.
Workers Memorial Day April 28th:
The History of Workers Memorial Day
A day of morning and remembrance of our lost loved ones. We reminisce and grieve for our loved ones throughout the year but we have some recognition and acknowledgement for the injured, ill and lost at work on April 28th. Canada adopted the “Day of Mourning” Bill C-223 in 1989 making them the first to observe a workers memorial day. After the Canadian movement the AFL-CIO as the national day adopted April 28th for Workers Memorial Day because it was the Occupational Safety and Heath Administration's anniversary date. Most recognize this day as an International Day of Mourning so as to acknowledge the injured along with the death of workers.
To find out where a memorial is near you visit
How many words does it take to peer into the eyes of tragedy or feel the heartache and pain that is set in motion after our loved one was lost? The Faces Campaign is intended to give workplace fatalities a face, gain awareness and educate workers, employees, organizations and our government. We invite you to add the face of your loved one that you lost due to a workplace incident. Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: Faces Campaign) with the following information:
Feel free to provide as much information of your loved one. You may also opt to make a full page such as in Jeffery Isaac
- Photo of Worker;
- Birth date;
- Loss date;
- Place of employment;
- Your name; and
- Your relationship with lost worker
*USMWF offers multiple forms of communication enabling us to reach out to other families, organizations and by submitting a photo to us of your loved one you are giving us permission to feature the photo in any of our digital and/or print material.
Please allow up to two weeks to add your tribute.
USMWF is a non-profit organization that offers support and guidance to families that have lost loved ones due to preventable work related injuries. We are able to reach out to many families across the United States and offer them support because of the hard work and dedication of our volunteers and donations from individual donors, along with grants from the Public Welfare Foundation.
The continual support and donations from our families and others are greatly appreciated however, you do not have to make a donation to receive our support and guidance, and you as a family member have given up so much.
USMWF Monthly Donations
YOUR MONTHLY OPTIONS:
If you are interested in making a one time donation to USMWF please
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How do I donate to USMWF ?
Donating to USMWF is very easy regardless if you want to schedule a monthly donation to USMWF or a one-time donation. Below are a few ways that you can help support USMWF.
1. Via PayPal-Monthly: They will automatically collect payments, no need to set it up with a bank and pass along your information once again. You also have control over cancelations. You want to cancel there is no hassle because PayPal does it for you in just a few clicks;
2. Via PayPal: One-time Donation;
3. Via Mail: Check Donation;
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Do You Have A Good Idea?
USMWF is very interested in hearing your suggestions and we are very committed to helping you in any endeavor you feel may be relevant.
Special project can be very important because they help you and USMWF make further awareness to safety at work.
Unfortunately, because USMWF has limited amount of resources and time constraints we are unable to tackle every project.
To determine whether USMWF is able to assist you with your special project there are a few questions you need to ask yourself. Take a few moments to answer these questions and send the filled questioner along with your presentation to Tammy. (Print USMWF's questioner
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