EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND and HOW TO DONATE
The Emergency Relief Fund was initiated to support members of Local 180 and musicians in general who have lost work during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
I would like you to read the wonderful note that the Local received from the members of the National Arts Centre Orchestra:
The musicians of the NAC Orchestra have committed to making regular donations to the Emergency Relief Fund, in solidarity with and in support of our friends and colleagues in Local 180. We are all connected as human beings and share an additional bond through music, which is both our love as well as our vocation. We hope that this gesture will help our fellow musicians in a time of uncertainty and remind us all that we are stronger together.
These donations have allowed our Emergency Relief Fund to increase, and I would encourage those who need emergency funds now to email me with a request for financial aid.
As we wrote in our first letter to members, we are not in a position to make judgments about any member’s financial needs, so we ask for an honest evaluation of a personal situation.
To donate, please e-transfer Local 180 at: firstname.lastname@example.org with a note saying that the donation is for the relief fund. All funds collected will go directly to members in need.
We will send you a receipt for the funds donated, but as we are a not-for-profit rather than a charitable organization, we cannot send a tax receipt.
Dan and I are available by email or on our cellphones; please call or email us anytime.
Dan Blackwell – email@example.com – 613-700-9260
Robin Moir – firstname.lastname@example.org – 613-314-0841
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