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Emergency Assistance

Help is available for musicians who have suffered major losses in hurricanes, wildfires and tornados. Below are resources that offer assistance for musicians fighting to recover from natural disasters.

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AFM Hurricane Relief Fund
This fund assists musicians impacted by the 2017 and 2018 hurricane season. AFM members in good standing who resided or were employed as a musician in areas designated by FEMA as Federal Disaster Areas (individual assistance) and were impacted by Florence, Harvey, Irma, Maria and Michael may apply to the AFM Hurricane Relief Fund for assistance.
Download the AFM Hurricane Relief Fund Application (with list of eligible counties).

AFM Emergency Relief Fund
This fund assists musicians adversely affected by major disasters such as wildfires or tornadoes. Here is a list of disasters (eligible counties by state) covered by this fund. AFM members who resided or were employed as a musician in impacted areas designated by FEMA as Federal Disaster Areas (individual assistance), were in good standing at the time of the loss and continue to be in good standing may apply to the AFM Emergency Relief Fund for assistance.
Download the AFM Emergency Relief Fund Application here.
If you have been impacted by the 2017 and 2018 hurricane season, please apply to the AFM Hurricane Relief Fund.

Union Plus
Musicians participating in certain Union Plus programs who have been impacted by natural disasters may be eligible for financial assistance through the Union Plus Disaster Relief Grant program. Please visit the Union Plus Disaster Relief Fund here to learn more about the benefits and eligibility requirements.

The Actors Fund
Musicians affected by natural disasters should contact The Actors Fund for information on emergency financial assistance and other resources.

Donate

The AFM Emergency Relief Fund helps musicians and their families who have been impacted by natural disasters. Your contribution will provide direct support to AFM members as they work to rebuild their communities. In times of crisis, it’s more important than ever that we stand together. Please donate today.
Please note, contributions to the AFM Emergency Relief Fund are not tax-deductible.

If you prefer to send a check, you may send it to:
AFM Emergency Relief Fund
American Federation of Musicians
1501 Broadway, Suite 600
New York, NY 10036