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PEF Relief Fund LogoPEF members in Buffalo and the surrounding area are digging out after one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit western New York, dumping more than four feet of snow in some areas and leaving at least 28 dead.

In the days and weeks after this historic storm, you might be faced with many obstacles, and may not know where to turn. To help you during this difficult and sometimes confusing time, PEF has listed resources below that may be helpful to you and your family.

Resource links for PEF members:

PEF Region 1 Office:
4950 Genesee St
Suite 150
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716) 853-3100

Please call and if you don’t speak to someone, leave a message and we will get back to you. If you prefer to email, you can send communications to Crystal Melvin,, Gretchen Garrity-Smith,, or Richard “Rick” Bartolotta,
PEF Region 1 Coordinator: Michele Silsby,

PEF Relief Fund:
The union is collecting donations which will be used to directly assist members impacted by the storm. We will not be donating this money to a charity and will let members know how it is spent.
Donate to help those in Buffalo

PEF Worker Compensation for Members:
If you were injured on the job as a result of the storm, please contact the PEF Health and Safety Department at, or at 1-800-342-4306 ext. 254. You may also find information on the PEF website under the Workers Compensation tab at:
Online Resources

Liberty Mutual Homeowners & Auto Insurance:
List of contact information

PEF MBP Trauma Coverage:
Trauma Counseling

Additional Resources:

Power Outage Safety
National Grid Customer Claims
Critical Assistance Line (716) 858-SNOW
Erie County Website