In the aftermath of last Wednesday’s tragic mass shooting at the Potrero Hill UPS station, makeshift memorials are popping up at that facility and along the slain drivers’ routes across San Francisco. But those gestures don’t really cover the families’ funeral expenses and other costs they will incur while trying to make ends meet in the wake of losing a husband or father.
Crowdsourcing funds have been established for all three drivers who were shot and killed the morning of June 14th. Consider donating to these drivers’ memorial funds, with links and additional information all listed below.
In Honor of ‘Big Mike’ Lefiti, GoFundMe
‘Big Mike’ Lefiti Memorial Fund
“‘Big Mike’ was a larger than life in personality,” his wife writes in a touching homage on the GoFundMe page for Mike Lefiti. “He loved his family immensely and was a man of great faith. A teamster for over 17 years, his work allowed him to touch so many people. Family, his church family, friends, and customers remember him for his huge smile, kindhearted nature, and tremendous heart.” The fund is still well shy of its $100,000 goal.
In Memory of Wayne Chan, GoFundMe
Wayne Chan Memorial Fund
A physical memorial is already in place at FTC Skateboarding on Haight Street, which was a delivery stop for 28-year UPS veteran Wayne Chan. But the GoFundMe page for Wayne Chan is raising funds for Chan’s immediate family, saying “He will always be remembered as the smiling goofy family man, chummy community member with an infectious personality, and an all-around wonderful soul whom the world had lost too soon.”
Benson Louie Memorial Fund, GoFundMe
Benson Louie Memorial Fund
The GoFundMe page for driver Benson Louie describes the 17-year UPS veteran as “ a devoted son, loving husband, proud father, selfless friend and dedicated volleyball coach and mentor”. The campaign is still shy of its $50,000 goal, and Louie’s wife will be the sole beneficiary of the campaign.