In the past few years, employees have put together motorcycle poker runs to help raise money for CDOT employees and their families following a tragedy. In 2008 a group of employees built on this idea and decided to help fill this need in a more organized and united fashion by creating the Helping Hand Fund. The idea was to create a non-profit fund, administered by a group of CDOT employees that would help fellow CDOT workers and their families when they are in need of a helping hand.
In 2008 we were able to help five different CDOT families throughout the state by raising nearly $3,000. Read about all of our accomplishments since we started in 2007.
Knowing that we have caring and energetic employees around the entire state, we would like to expand our program statewide. If we were able to raise $3,000 in the first two Helping Hand events in northern Colorado, imagine what we can do in all the corners of our state!
We are looking for people from all over the state who are willing to help coordinate events to raise money. The fund-raising events began with a motorcycle poker run and expanded to a golf tournament. We are hoping to include a bowling tournament, as well as entertain any new fund-raising ideas that give CDOT employees a fun way to contribute and help our co-workers.
We do not like to think about it, but tragedies can happen to any of us at anytime and we would like to be prepared to help out when that tragedy hits. This is all volunteer work, so we do not use any State funding and we work on our own time. However, what better way to spend our time, than to help our own.