Friends Of UPS Driver Want To Help Him After Fall

"You may not know his name, but you have seen him for years ... "


By Janice Briguglio

You may not know his name but you have seen him for years. Tim Mottram has been an UPS driver in Madison for the past 15 years.

Just after the Nor’easter a few weeks ago, Tim fell off his home's roof after climbing up to clear off branches. With his fall, he broke eight ribs and has several compression fractures. He is expected to be out of work for several months. Since Tim’s accident happened at home and not on the job, he does not qualify for sick time. He does receive a small stipend from his Union.

During this holiday season, we would like to bring a bit of Holiday Cheer to Tim, his wife and their three children. Please donate gift cards for Walmart, Stop & Shop, Target, CVS, etc. or cash to be given to him the week of Christmas.

Donations can be dropped off at Ciao Bella, 698 Boston Post Road or other participating retailers. Andrea Panullo at BellaPerlina also is raffling off a necklace worth $140, with a 100% of proceeds going to Tim and his family.

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Carolyn Rotermund November 28, 2011 at 10:29 PM
Oh my gosh, how sad! Tim also delivers to our home, and always leaves our dog a treat on top of the package. Will definitely drop off a gift card for Tim - glad to help in a very small way. Best wishes to Tim for a speedy recovery.
patricia donohue November 28, 2011 at 11:23 PM
Tim is the man. he's my buddy in town and sometimes on the road. i miss him and will happily contribute. i always salute him because he's the "Man In Brown."
Tracey Kersteen November 28, 2011 at 11:40 PM
Tim is the best! I am so sorry. I will be dropping off a card for him and his family. I am more than happy to help him and his family. Get well soon Tim!
Eleanor Burke November 29, 2011 at 12:17 AM
Hope he feels better soon we will also drop off a card for him. He found our dog out on the main road once and brought her home to us and always has treats for her
Daria Novak November 29, 2011 at 04:20 AM
I hope that Tim gets well very soon and will keep him in my prayers. I hope everyone helps out one of our own.
Janet Connolly November 29, 2011 at 11:36 AM
Tim's cheerful smile and funny stories always brighten our day at The Audubon Shop. He works hard, is always professional and obviously from the emails above, has a big heart and a lot of friends! We miss him. Do what you can to help he and his family through this rough patch, I know he'll appreciate it, no matter how small. Thanks to Janice for spearheading this, Tim is a one in a million guy. Donations and cards can be dropped off at The Audubon Shop, too.
Ex Republican November 29, 2011 at 02:29 PM
So if you catch the flu at home, UPS does not pay sick time? Must be talking about Worker's Comp and not sick time. Hope you feel better soon Tim!
Ed Pellegrino November 29, 2011 at 09:36 PM
Coldwell Banker will be giving out free hot cider at the Madison Santa Paws Parade on Sunday. There will be a donation jar there for Tim. Please stop by! Also the agents in our office are taking up a collection for him. We hope the other agencies in town will do the same!
Janet Connolly November 29, 2011 at 11:03 PM
Must be worker's comp. His union is helping out a little, apparently, but he is due to be out for several weeks.
A.L. November 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM
Dear Tim, If you're reading these wonderful posts, this is a tribute to you as a hard worker, always with a smile on , a helping hand and the heart of pure gold. I am so sorry to hear about this horrible accident, and you have my support. I will drop a gift card off, with pleasure and with love. Amy Leiner
Lou-Ellen Rusconi November 30, 2011 at 02:12 AM
Wishing Tim a speedy recovery! We miss our favorite UPS man at Hill & Hill!! He loves our candy jar. I will definitely drop off a donation. Thinking of Tim and his family at this stressful holiday season! Lou-Ellen :)
valerie alberti November 30, 2011 at 07:06 PM
Hi Tim, I was wondering where you have been. We miss you, the beagles especially. We are wishing you a speedy recovery and we hope you are able to have a happy holiday. Valerie Alberti and Angel, Snickers and Dennis Get well soon I will drop a card off at Bella Perlina Thank you to whoever posted this.
Kathy DeBurra December 02, 2011 at 07:22 PM
Tim and family! Speedy recovery wishes to you ....we are so sorry to hear this happened to you! We know you'll bounce back and we cannot wait to see you back and healthy! Be well!
Sheila Salkin December 03, 2011 at 02:03 PM
Please help us give Tim and his family a Christmas to remember we will be taking donations at Ciao Bella until December 20. Bella Perlina and The Audobon shop also taking donations. Caldwell Banker and Ciao Bella will have refreshments during the Santa Parade on Sunday with a donation jar for Tim. He's a great guy let's show what a great town Madison is.
Janet Connolly December 04, 2011 at 12:52 PM
Great idea, Sheila! The gang at Wells Fargo Bank are also taking donations for Tim.


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