Email to Membership and ERF Donors: Thursday, March 19, 2020

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are posting every all-member email regarding the crisis to the site to ensure all 802 members see these communications. Please note, to avoid redundancy, we stripped the parts of these emails that remind members to check this very page for updates.

Email sent Thursday, March 19, 2020, 5:07 PM

Subject Line- Call for Donations: Musicians Need Emergency Relief NOW!


The Local 802 Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund Needs Your Help

This is a true emergency for our community of 802 musicians. Please donate now to help musicians who in the face of a public health crisis find themselves out of work and in need of financial support.

While Local 802 AFM applauds government agencies and employers for taking the necessary steps to ensure our members, colleagues, and audiences are protected from the spread of coronavirus, the widespread cancellation of work has left many in our community of freelance musicians without income – and for some, puts them at risk of losing healthcare coverage.

Thankfully, the Local 802 Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund is here for our members at this difficult time. But we anticipate a huge influx of applications for emergency assistance from the thousands of musicians who are now facing financial insecurity during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, more than ever, the NYC music community needs your help. Give what you can – any amount helps. But please give now!


Can’t donate but want to help? Forward this email to your friends or share our social media posts to help us spread the word!




The Local 802 Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund is a non-profit 501(c)(3), with the mission to provide Local 802’s 8,000+ professional musician members with reliable assistance in times of trouble and dire need.