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Local 1000 Emergency Relief Fund – Covid 19

(Updated 05/11/2020)

Local 1000 is committed to helping any member who finds themselves in financial crisis due to the current Covid-19 situation.

Local 1000’s Emergency Relief Fund can provide no-interest loans of up to $500 to be repaid over 5 years for members in immediate need during this crisis. To apply, you must be a current member in good standing, or have been a member in good standing as of December 31st, 2019.

In order to help those most in need, we are asking you to apply for this money when you have an immediate need to pay basic costs of rent, household expenses, medical care, etc. If you are able to get by with less than $500, please request a lower amount so we can distribute to as many people as possible.

How Applications Are Processed:

The ERF Committee will review applications weekly . Please have your requests to the Local 1000 office via email by Thursday afternoon. Reviews will take place on Friday and we will notify you as soon as possible. If approved, we will endeavor to process your loan by early the following week. Thank you for your patience as we review applications and process loans—we are responding to this crisis as quickly as we can and we know the need is serious.


We are committed to respecting your privacy. Please be assured that your application and the information in it will be shared on an “as-needed” basis only with the ERF committee, staff, and the board. No-one else will know that you applied, or whether or not you received funds.

What Is an ERF Loan:

Emergency Relief Fund loans are no-interest loans that may be repaid over five years. They are generally allocated to members experiencing sudden-and-unexpected loss of income or sudden-and-unexpected expenses. Loans that are repaid allow the same ERF money to be used to assist members over and over again and are an important way we can support each other.

To Make a Donation, CLICK HERE.

To Apply

Fill out the form below, or download and print this PDF Application, and mail it to the office.

ERF COVID-19 Relief Loan Application

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Please provide details of lost work due to the Covid-19 Crisis
    Date of WorkLocationWages LostTravel Expense LostOther Expense LostRow Total 
  • How Much Money Are You Requesting from the ERF Loan (up to $500)?
    Please enter a number from 0 to 500.
  • How Will These Funds Be Used to Meet Your Immediate Needs?
  • Is there anything else you would like us to know about your request?
  • By typing my name in this field I affirm that all information above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.



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