Please, see below for recovery information related to the recent tornado in Oklahoma. Additionally, Superstorm Sandy recovery information can also be found further down this page.
NOTE: FOR INFORMATION ABOUT EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, VISIT THE "EMERGENCY GRANTS " SECTION OF NYFA SOURCE.
Cleveland County Health Department (Walk-in Services)
424 S Eastern Moore
Oklahoma City, Ok 73160
NOTE: Services are offered between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday – Friday
ST. ANDREWS CHURCH
2727 SW 119th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Note: Also serving as reunification site
LITTLE AXE RESOURCE CENTER
1970 156th Ave. NE
Norman, OK 7302
CARNEY OKLAHOMA SENIOR CENTER
301 E. Maple
Carney, OK 74832
CHABAD JEWISH CENTER OF OKLAHOMA CITY
3000 W Hefner Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73120-5107
INTERNATIONAL HARVEST CHURCH
3000 N. Santa Fe Avenue
Moore, OK 73160
(on South Santa Fe, between SW 89th and SW 104th / NW 27th)
SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC CENTER
1001 N. Kennedy
Shawnee, OK 74801
MOORE COMMUNITY CENTER
201 S Howard Ave.
Moore, OK 73160
NEWCASTLE STORM SHELTER
851 N Carr
Newscastle, OK 73065
FIFTH STREET MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
801 N.E. 5th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
GRACEWAY BAPTIST CHURCH
1100 S.W. 104th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
3801 Journey Pkwy
Norman, OK 73072
OAKCREST CHURCH OF CHRIST
1111 Southwest 89th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
OKLAHOMA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
500 W University St.
Shawnee, OK 74804
7125 South Santa Fe Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
NOTE: The Remington Apartments are making their vacant units available for free temporary housing for tornado victims. Remington is making these units free to storm victims for one month. For those who want to take advance of this offer, they must present a valid ID. The complex also suggests that you bring FEMA papers if possible.
TRINITY CHURCH OF NAZARENE
7301 S. Walker Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
Walker Tower Center
1400 Asp Ave.
Norman, OK 73072
4300 North MacArthur Blvd
Warr Acres, OK 73122
THE PET FOOD PANTRY OF OKLAHOMA CITY
Animal Resource Center 7941 S I-35 Service Rd, Oklahoma City, OK
NOTE: Offering dog food, cat food, leashes, collars, food bowls, etc.
VERIZON CHARGING STATIONS
VERIZON MOBILE SUPPORT UNIT FOR CITIZENS OF MOORE
• WalMart Parking Lot at 501 SW 19th street
• Emergency phones, tablets, chargers, internet access
VERIZON WIRELESS CHARGING STATIONS
Verizon Wireless has deployed multiple charging stations to central Oklahoma. Charging stations are equipped with emergency phones, Internet access, laptop computers and charging capability. Locations for these charging stations are:
• Red Cross Shelter located at 201 S Howard in Moore, OK
• Home Depot parking lot Moore, OK – SW 19th & Telephone Rd.
• Shawnee High School – 1001 North Kennedy in Shawnee, OK
SUPERSTORM SANDY RECOVERY INFORMATION
Please, see below for Superstorm Sandy recovery information. Art-specific resources are listed first, followed by non-art specific emergency resources listed by state.
NOTE: FOR INFORMATION ABOUT EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, VISIT THE "EMERGENCY GRANTS " SECTION OF NYFA SOURCE.
ART-SPECIFIC SANDY RECOVERY RESOURCES
ART RECOVERY AND CONSERVATION
AMERICAN INSTITUTE CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC AND ARTISTIC WORKS COLLECTION EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (AIC-CERT)AIC-CERT can aid any institution, organization, collectors, or artists who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Resources and information on disaster recovery and salvage can be found on the AIC website at www.conservation-us.org/disaster
- Call AIC’s 24-hour assistance number at 202.661.8068 for advice by phone.
- Call 202.661.8068 to arrange for a team to come to the site to complete damage assessments and help with salvage organization.
ArtsReady had compiled a comprehensive list of resources for conserving artwork, post-storm. Review links to find information about stabilizing works, repairing damage and contacting relevant organizations for assistance.
ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE OR REHEARSAL SPACES IN NEW YORK
NYC Performing Arts Space is a website geared towards performers in dance, theater and music, who are in need of a venue to rehearse, teach a private class or perform.
HURRICANE SANDY - ARTISTS' RELIEF EXCHANGE
The primary purpose is to assist artists who have had a career threatening emergency, but also serves artists who are just starting out and artists who need resources to take the next step in their careers.http://exchange.craftemergency.org/
MISTER ARTSEE DISCOUNT CARD
In response to so many in the art profession affected by hurricane Sandy, the ART© group has created a Mister ArtSee hurricane recovery discount card. Artists, art galleries, and any other arts related professionals who have suffered damages from Sandy are eligible to receive a free card from the ART© group. A growing list of retailers including Pearl Paint, Dick Blick, The Compleat Sculptor and others, are offering special discounts and savings.to card holders.
To apply for a Mister ArtSee discount card, simply send your name and contact information to: MisterArtSee@aol.com
For more information and updates:
www.MisterArtSee.org or call 646-824-8300
ART DEALER ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
The ADAA Relief Fund will provide grants and loans for member and non-member galleries located in Zone A that have been unable to conduct business due to hurricane damage. The funds are being distributed to aid in restoration for galleries in dire need of financial assistance. Recipient galleries in the process of being identified and prioritized by need and must meet criteria which include: catastrophic damage prohibiting gallery business, drastically impaired cash flow, and demonstrated risk of a business’ permanent closure. It is our hope that this injection of resources will speed recovery and assist the entire gallery community in restoring this vital component of cultural life in New York City. http://www.artdealers.org/adaa_relief_application.html
ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCES
ADAA has compiled resources for our members and the entire gallery community regarding ADAA’s Relief Fund, Federal Assistance, New York City Resources, Tax Relief, Private Relief, Insurance, Conservation, Documentation, and Legal Advice and Claims Counsel.
CRAFT EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND (CERF)
- RAPID RELIEF: EMERGENCY GRANTS -- CERF+’s Emergency Grants are designed to provide immediate help to eligible craft artists after career-threatening emergencies. The maximum potential Emergency Grant is $3,000. The maximum potential Emerging Professional Craft Artist Emergency Grant is $2,000. CERF+ loans and other CERF+ grants are not available to those qualifying for this grant program.
JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION:
- CAREER RECOVERY: EMERGENCY RECOVERY LOAN -- CERF+’s Emergency Recovery Loan is used by an eligible craft artist to re-establish, improve, or possibly expand his/her work capacity after an emergency. The maximum potential Emergency Recovery Loan is $8,000. No interest is charged and loans must be repaid within five years. To be considered for an Emergency Recovery Loan, applicants must answer all applicable application questions, provide a cash flow projection statement for the next 12 months as well a short, loan-related business plan.
"If you are - or know of - a visual artist who has been affected by [Hurricane Sandy] please contact us. The Foundation has funding allocated specifically for emergency assistance to painters and sculptors affected by natural disasters... We know that communication for many is very limited now, but our staff can be reached by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org ."
MUSICARES HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF FUND
The MusiCares Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund has been set up so music people in crisis can quickly get help. Assistance includes basic living expenses such as shelter, food, utilities, and transportation; medical expenses including doctor, dentist and hospital bills, and medications; clothing; instrument and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; home repairs; debris removal; and more.
Apply for assistance here - http://www.grammy.org/files/pages/sandy_relief_app.pdf
Or contact MusiCares’ toll-free help lines at 1.877.303.6962 or 1.877.626.2748.
NEW YORK COUNCIL FOR THE HUMANITIES (Available to Cultural Organizations)
The New York Council for the Humanities is offering grants of up to $1000 to defray salary and overtime costs for staff members working on storm related clean up at cultural organizations. Any New York State cultural groups whose buildings or collections were affected by Sandy are eligible to apply. Organizations that have already received Council grant support in 2012 may also apply.
Applications for these special grants will be accepted on a rolling basis until January 31, 2012 with notification within four weeks of the receipt of an application. For more information and the short application form are available at www.nyhumanities.org/grants/recovery12.php
POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION RESPONDS TO HURRICANE SANDY DISASTER
Deeply concerned for the welfare of artists affected by the Hurricane Sandy disaster, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation is currently accepting emergency requests for grants to professional visual artists, which will be expedited under the Foundation’s guidelines. Artists are encouraged to visit our Foundation’s website, www.pkf.org where we have an online application. If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the Foundation by telephone (212-517-5400) or fax (212-288-2836). All requests will be promptly addressed. A completed application form, cover letter, exhibition history and ten images of your work (jpegs or photos of work will be accepted) will be needed to be considered for our emergency grants.
SUPERSTORM SANDY EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND
If you are an active SAG-AFTRA member facing hardship due to the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy, the Screen Actors Guild Foundation (SAG Foundation) and the Screen Actors Guild Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (SAG MPPWF) are here to help.
Affected and eligible SAG-AFTRA members may apply to the fund for one-time cash grants of up to $2,400 from the SAG Foundation and an additional $2,400 from the SAG MPPWF, for a total potential assistance grant of $4,800 per person upon approval. Members are eligible to apply if they are currently active and have paid their dues through the May 2012 billing cycle.
Members in need can apply by contacting The Actors Fund intake services directly at:
Eastern Region - 212.221.7300 ext. 119 email@example.com
FREE CONSULTATIONS REGARDING LOST OR DAMAGED ART
New York State-based visual artists and arts nonprofits who were affected by Hurricane Sandy can contact the Law Office of Sergio Munoz Sarmiento for questions pertaining to an artist’s lost or damaged artworks — whether it was in their studio, home, gallery, or museum — and also calls pertaining to any damages to their studios or living areas. Arts nonprofits are also welcome to call with similar questions pertaining to lost or damaged artwork or other operational questions.
EMERGENCY RELIEF RESIDENCES
The Santa Fe Art Institute will be opening its doors to artists affected by the devastation of Superstorm Sandy through its international Artists and Writers Residency Program. Artists and writers who wish to apply for a respite residency may do so immediately by submitting supporting materials to Residency Director, Katie Avery, at firstname.lastname@example.org . If applying for a respite residency, the application fee of $35 and $1000/mo residency fee will be waived.
To apply, you must submit the following: proof of residence, written letter demonstrating need for respite, residency proposal, artist statement, resume or CV, short narrative bio; work samples; and 2 personal references. If any of the above materials are not available for reasons related to Sandy, please explain in your letter. To submit applications please mail to SFAI PO Box 24044 Santa Fe, NM 87502 or email to email@example.com . For questions or concerns, please contact Katie at 505-424-5050.
EMERGENCY RELIEF RESIDENCIES AT THE VERMONT STUDIO CENTER
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., as part of its Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief Fund is collaborating with the Vermont Studio Center to assist visual artists who have experienced damage, losses, and/or displacement due to Hurricane Sandy by providing
4-week to 8-week studio residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Eligible professional visual artists can be working in any discipline and must reside in Connecticut, New Jersey, or New York. Applications are accepted and awarded on a rolling basis with residencies scheduled beginning January 2013.
HURRICANE SANDY ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
The Madison Museum of Fine Art is offering an Artist in Residence Program to an artist who has lost a home and studio space in Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey, New York, or other state affected by the storm. The art museum will provide immediate living accommodations and studio space for 6 months, up to 1 year if needed, in exchange for providing a few art workshops/ lectures at the Museum and visiting the K-12 public schools. Artists can be painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic artists, or work in other media.
For more information, contact art Museum Director Michele Bechtell directly at 706-340-8395 or Wayne Brantley at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
STATE-BY-STATE SANDY EMERGENCY RESOURCES
CONNECTICUT INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
Storm Sandy Preparation & Recovery: Guidelines for Consumers & Insurers
800-203-3447 or 860-297-3900
CONNECTICUT OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES & PUBLIC PROTECTION
Information about residential post-storm precautions and recovery
If you or someone you know needs food, we can help you find a program close to where you live. Enter your zip code to find the one nearest you.
For information on available shelters throughout Connecticut, call 2-1-1 or visit
DELAWARE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Hurricane Sandy Hotline: (800) 464-4357
DELAWARE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
Consumers seeking assistance in navigating the insurance claim process can contact the Delaware Department of Insurance by calling 1-800-282-8611. We also advise residents to contact our Fraud Bureau at 1-800-632-5154 if you suspect fraud regarding home repair.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ASSISTANCE
HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCYMANAGEMENT AGENCY
DC HOMELAND SECURITY
Supporting and coordinating emergency management efforts for the District. Not monitored 24/7. Call 202-727-6161 for immediate support. 72hours.dc.gov
Washington, DC • http://hsema.dc.gov
MAINE BUREAU OF INSURANCE
The Bureau of Insurance is responsible for administration of laws and rules related to insurance in the State of Maine.
MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Disaster recovery information and resources.
MASSACHUSETTS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Not monitored 24/7, for emergencies call 9-1-1. We can't respond to most individual questions due to volume -use211
NEW HAMPSHIRE ASSISTANCE
NEW HAMPSHIRE BUREAU OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT:
New Hampshire's emergency preparedness website - http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/aboutus.html
NEW HAMPSHIRE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
Storm Loss Information
NEW HAMPSHIRE READY
ReadyNH, New Hampshire's emergency preparedness website. The materials presented here are intended to help individuals, families, businesses and other organizations prepare for major emergencies.
NEW JERSEY ASSISTANCE NEW JERSEY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
(609) 538-6050 Monday-Friday
PSE&G: COMMUNITY RESOURCES
PSE&G has created a list of national and local organizations offering assistance to victims of Hurricane Sandy, including immediate help with bills and basic needs, document replacement and consumer assistance.
For transportation information including road and tunnel closures/ openings, dial 5-1-1 or visit 511nj.org
NEW YORK CITY ASSISTANCE
ACTORS FUND NY OFFICE SERVICES TO THOSE AFFECTED BY SANDY:
If your home or apartment was damaged in the storm and you don’t know who to contact for help; if you are without work or between gigs and have no steady income; if you are without medical insurance and in need of medical care; or if you simply are at risk with no friends or family to go to for emergency financial help – the entertainment and performing arts community can continue to reach out to us for assistance.
For Emergency Financial Assistance:
The Actors Fund – Call these temporary NYC office numbers at:
• 917.281.5936 – Main Number
• 917.281.5917 – Social Services
• 917.281.5913 – Social Services
• 212.621.7780 - Nights/Weekend Emergency Number
ASTORIA NYC RECOVERS
This is a recovery organizing site for New York's Astoria neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. For more recovery information, visit queensmamas.com. For additional volunteer opportunities, visit OccupySandy.com.
Neighborhood Site Organizer - 347-709-INFO
DISASTER RELIEF LEGAL ASSISTANCE MANUAL
Under a New York City program coordinated by the Department of Small Business Services and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, emergency loans up to $10,000 are available for small and midsize businesses. Call 311 and ask for "NYC Business Emergency Loan" or contact the NYC Business Solutions Account Manager here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/nycbiz/html/contact/manager.shtml
HURRICANE SANDY BUSINESS RECOVERY INFORMATION
The City of New York is coordinating various programs and services to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy. These programs include emergency loans for working capital, repairs/replacement of real estate, equipment, inventory and other business assets. Additional resources include temporary workspaces as well as employee retention and assistance programs to help retain your staff during this time.
HURRICANE SAND HELPLINE FOR NEW YORK STATE RESIDENTS
1-888-769-7243 / 1-518-485-1159
HURRICANE EMERGENCY SALES TAX EXEMPTION PROGRAM
This program will provide sales tax exemptions of up to $100,000 for each affected company on purchases of building, construction and renovation materials, machinery and equipment and other items of personal property and related services needed to rebuild after the storm.
LEGAL SERVICES NYC SANDY RECOVERY HOTLINE
LSNYC advocates will continue to work in communities around the City to help people access benefits, obtain safe affordable housing and handle other legal issues to help families and communities recover. If you are in need of assistance, please call our Citywide Sandy Recovery Hotline: (347) 592-2411.The hotline will be staffed from 10am-3pm on weekdays.
LOWER EAST SIDE RECOVERS
This site allows people to offer/request assistance, and is coordinated by the folks at Occupy NYC and community organizations on the ground. For information on volunteering and donating supplies in other affected areas, please visit
Site Organizers - (646) 580-7473
NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Lists information about post-Sandy recovery resources
NEW YORK CITY'S PUBLIC ADVOCATE
After the Storm: A Guide for New Yorkers
NEW YORK STATE DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY SERVICES
For up-to-date information about disaster recovery assistance information and to report non-emergency issues.
NYC SEVERE WEATHER
Report storm damage
SOCIAL MEDIA ESSENTIAL TO SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS
South Brooklyn Legal Services, Bed Stuy Legal Services, and Legal Services NYC–Brooklyn Branch, working in collaboration to help Brooklyn residents recover from Hurricane Sandy, have created a new Twitter feed to disseminate crucial, timely legal information to advocates and residents. By following @BrooklynLegal, legal and policy advocates across the city, as well as residents devastated by Sandy, can learn about how to apply for replacement food stamps, what their housing and shelter options are, how to apply for disaster unemployment assistance, and more. Legal Services NYC continues to tweet as a Citywide organization at @LSNYCtweets.
STATEN ISLAND RECOVERS
This is a recovery organizing site for Staten Island in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The site allows people to offer/request assistance, and is coordinated by the folks at Occupy NYC and community organizations on the ground.
Staten Island Recovery Organizer - (347) 934-9927
TEMPORARY JOBS AVAILABLE FOR HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF EFFORTS
New York State has received $27.7 million in federal Disaster National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds. The grant will be used to hire workers to help clean up numerous New York communities affected by Hurricane Sandy. Workers who lost their jobs as a direct result of Hurricane Sandy or workers who were unemployed prior to the storm are eligible to apply for temporary positions.
Individuals who want to apply should contact the NYS Department of Labor at 1-888-469-7365 or apply online at http://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/neg.shtm
You can also apply in person at DRC sites. All individuals must be unemployed to be eligible. Workers will be paid around $15/hour to work on cleaning and repair projects in declared disaster areas.
In addition, individuals interested in applying for a job with FEMA should visit Governor Cuomo's Jobs Express website . Salaries have been determined based on local wages to ensure an hourly wage comparable to the private sector. Qualified applicants selected for a position will be fingerprinted for background security checks with results within 24 to 48 hours. Approved candidates will then be formally offered positions and sworn in.
RED CROSS SHELTERS
RED HOOK NYC RECOVERS
This is a recovery organizing site for New York's Red Hook neighborhood in the wake of Hurricane Sandy that allows people to offer/request assistance and volunteer.
WNYC TRANSIT TRACKER
The latest info on transportation outages around New York and New Jersey, updated by WNYC.
NORTH CAROLINA ASSISTANCE
NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
Disaster and Recovery Resources NORTH CAROLINA EMERGENCY MANAGMENT
MAP: HURRICANE SANDY SHELTERS
A map and list of shelters for those residing throughout Pennsylvania
PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
PENNSYLVANIA INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
Disaster Recovery Brochure
PENNSYLVANIA HURRICANE SANDY FACT SHEET
List resources information about transit, shelters, important hotline numbers and other up-to-date information to keep Pennsylvania residents informed about post-Sandy recovery.
The official Twitter account of the City of Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
Philadelphia, PA ·
RHODE ISLAND ASSISTANCE
RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Phone: (401) 946-9996
RHODE ISLAND SPECIAL NEEDS EMERGENCY REGISTRY
For people with disabilities, chronic conditions, and special healthcare needs
VIRGINIA BUREAU OF INSURANCE
VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Phone: (804) 897-6500
WEST VIRGINIA ASSISTANCE
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR
(304) 558-2000 or 1-888-438-2731
WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Official Website of the State of West Virginia
GENERAL DISASTER RESOURCES
Call 2-1-1 to be connected with community services in your area, providing services like food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance and physical and mental health resources.
American Institute for Conservation Emergency Response Team (AIC-CERT)
The mission of AIC-CERT is to respond to the needs of cultural institutions during emergencies and disasters through coordinated efforts with first responders, state agencies, vendors and the public. AIC, the national association of conservation professionals is offering free emergency response assistance to cultural organizations.
Call AIC’s 24-hour assistance number at 202.661.8068 for advice by phone.
Call 202.661.8068 to arrange for a team to come to the site to complete damage assessments and help with salvage organization.
American Red Cross
American Red Cross is an emergency response organization.
Official twitter account for the American Red Cross. Follow them for disaster and preparedness updates.
Red Cross Shelter
The Red Cross “Find Shelter” tool pulls information from the National Shelter System and allows people to view a Google map of open Red Cross shelter locations and search for shelters closest to their location. Shelters that are currently open will be displayed on the map or in the search results. The National Shelter System is owned and operated by the Red Cross and used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state and local governments, and other community agencies to track and report shelter information.
American Red Cross Safe and Well List
The American Red Cross has provided a way for those affected by a disaster to register as safe and well, and for concerned family and friends to search for the status of their loved ones.
Prepare.org: After a Disaster
The American Red Cross's website on preparedness is intended to help seniors, children and people with disabilities in particular prepare for natural disasters and emergencies. This page has instructions on how to perform many tasks involved in recovery from disaster.
A web-based tool designed to help arts organizations be more resilient following a minor disruption to business or a major crisis. It is an initiative by South Arts (http://www.southarts.org) who also manages a blog on the ArtsReady site, which is used to deliver status reports, requests for information, and help on behalf of organizations that may be affected.http://www.artsready.org/
Catholic Charities USA
Catholic Charities' relief and recovery services are provided on a regional level, and respond to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling, and support. Other Catholic Charities services include financial, medical and utilities assistance, clothing, housing, health care, and child care. This site provides links to local branches, each of which provides direct assistance.
CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources)
CERF+ emergency relief assistance, provides small grants, no-interest loans, access to resources, waivers and discounts on booth fees, and donations of craft supplies and equipment, to professional craft artists who have experienced a recent, career-threatening emergency.
For more information about CERF+’s emergency relief assistance for professional craft artists, please contact:
Disaster Unemployment Assistance
Information on disaster unemployment assistance, which provides unemployment benefits to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States.
Disaster SNAP/Food Stamp Program
The Disaster SNAP/Food Stamp Program provides replacement benefits for regular food stamp recipients who lose food in a disaster and extends benefits to many households which would not ordinarily be eligible but suddenly need food assistance. The benefits are delivered via Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, which can expedite and mainstream the relief process for victims.
Disaster Recovery and Assistance
The LSU AgCenter has an array of information about recovering from the multiple problems caused by a hurricanes, floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. Dangers include disease from insects and other pests, and illness from contaminated flood waters.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The primary mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.
500 C Street S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20472
FEMA: The Applicant's Guide to the Individuals & Households Program
The Individuals and Households Program (IHP) provides money and services to people in a disaster area when losses are not covered by insurance and property has been damaged or destroyed. This guide explains the types of assistance available, eligibility information, and how to apply.
FEMA Emergency Response Action Steps
This guide from FEMA helps safeguard collections damaged by water, whether from flood, fire, earthquakes, severe storms or broken pipes. The first 48 hours after an emergency are the most critical, and this site explains the proper salvage techniques and steps to use in this time period.
Lutheran Services in America (LSA)
LSA's emergency and disaster services include clothing, emergency housing, financial assistance, food programs, legal aid, telephone crisis support and referrals, and support services. This site can be searched for services regionally or by type of assistance needed.
National Park Service: Conserve O Grams
The National Park Service's Museum Management Program publishes this series of short, focused leaflets about caring for museum objects. Included are extensive instructions for salvaging a variety of objects from water damage, fire, exposure and other hazards, and creating an emergency operation plan.
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
National VOAD is a leader and voice for the nonprofit organizations and volunteers that work in all phases of disaster—preparedness, response, relief, recovery, and mitigation. National VOAD is the primary point of contact for voluntary organization in the National Response Coordination Center (at FEMA headquarters) and is a signatory to the National Response Plan.
Residents beginning clean-up work should exercise great caution when entering damaged buildings. Never re-enter until the structure has been inspected and deemed safe by a qualified person. Be sure electric and gas have been shut off or disconnected.
The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice. Increasingly the Army’s policy and its indigenous membership allow it to cooperate with international relief agencies and governments alike.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Among the many services provided by the St. Vincent de Paul Society are emergency financial assistance, emergency transportation and disaster relief and victim services. This website allows users to search for local councils offering assistance.
The Studio Protector is an information toolkit to help artists be disaster ready and disaster resilient. It is a self-help resource, geared for artists at all career levels--from students to emerging and established professionals. Working artists have been involved in every step of the design and testing of this toolkit. While there are many other resources for emergency preparedness, the Studio Protector focuses on information that is relevant to artists and the realities of the studio environment.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Disasters & Emergencies
HHS has a page of links to information and resources for all types of disasters and emergencies. Click on 'Disaster Relief' to find organizations offering aid in times of emergency.
The United Way provides assistance in every step of recovery from disaster.