October 5, 2017
The AFM has set up a link on our AFM website for Hurricane Relief donations and a link for downloading the application to apply for assistance.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:
To receive assistance:
- The applicant must be a member in good standing of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada;
- Prior to Hurricane Harvey, Irma or Maria, the applicant must have resided in, or been employed as a professional musician in the affected counties of Texas, Florida or municipios of Puerto Rico that FEMA has identified as a “major disaster declaration” area as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Irma or Maria; and
- The applicant must have suffered one of the hardships listed on the application as a result of Hurricane Harvey, Irma or Maria that is not reimbursable by insurance.
President Hair and I believe that AFM Locals are an essential part of the application process (similar to the Petrillo Fund application process). All applicants for AFM Hurricane Fund assistance will be submitting their application and supporting documents to their Local for initial review by the Local. The Local should forward only those applications the Local supports for hurricane relief assistance to:
Hurricane Relief Fund c/o American Federation of Musicians Attention: Nadine Sylvester 1501 Broadway, Suite 600 New York, NY 10036
Thank you in advance for your participation in this process to provide assistance to our AFM members during this very challenging time of hurricane recovery. If you have questions, please call me at (212) 869-1330 x1-224.
Fraternally and sincerely,
Ray Hair Jay Blumenthal AFM International President AFM International Secretary-Treasurer