broken bones fund

This is a fund created to provide emergency financial assistance to injured San Francisco messengers.


The Bones fund started with a very generous donation to aide injured messengers. Injuries that other professionals might take for granted, like broken limbs, render a messenger unable to perform his or her job. The Broken Bones fund was set up as a challenge for our community. The funds are available to those who need them; but, only if we all ensure it. Amended rules as of 14.December.2006.

  • Requestor must come to next general meeting after accident and verbally request funds, except in case of hospitalization in which requestor can come to 2nd meeting after accident. A representative may come and request for incapacitated requestor.
  • Requestor must be employed by a legitimate messenger company.
  • Requestor must be a dues paying member of the SFBMA. Dues can be paid at time of request. If unable to pay dues, fifty dollars will be deducted from granted money for a year membership. Dues money deducted will stay in the fund and not be transferred to the general account.
  • Bike messengers are only eligible to receive up to $500 one time, unless grant is paid back in full in which they will be eligible again. Allotment decided by majority vote of general assembly.
  • Requestor must receive 66% vote, in favor, from general assembly. Voting to be secret unless overturned by a majority of elected officers to be by show of hands.
  • The SFBMA and its officers shall maintain the fund in a separate account.
  • The SFBMA and its officers will hold fund raisers to replenish the fund.


2006 Faeryn (First Legal) injured spine, hit by car on job
2006 Liza (Quicksilver) injured wrist, hurt on job
2006 Kirk (Speedway) hit during race
  Diana Stoen Morris  
  Larry Morris  

Kali Berkowitz

  Mike Crane  


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