When adversity strikes, Musicians' Emergency Relief Fund responds! The Local 802 Musicians’ ERF is a critical resource for musicians going through hard times.

Paralyzed by Bell’s Palsy

Paralyzed by Bell’s Palsy

“A few years ago, I fell backwards off a low-riser and knocked my head. I didn’t have a concussion, but the dizziness which followed lasted for several weeks. It affected […]

Career-Threatening Injuries

Career-Threatening Injuries

“It was a series of setbacks that I experienced as a result of rheumatoid arthritis … I had seven surgeries, and two of the seven I ended up contacting the […]

Medical Bills Begin to Mount

Medical Bills Begin to Mount

“The Musicians’ Emergency Relief Fund has come to my aid twice: once in 2009 when I had unexpected open-heart surgery, massive doctors’ bills and lost income for three months, and […]