I never imagined that I would find myself on the receiving end of CERF+'s charity. In September of 2008 Hurricane Ike changed that by literally turning my world upside down. CERF+ became aware of my plight and sought me out to offer unsolicited help. In the months following the storm, CERF+ played an important role in both my physical and emotional recovery.Diane Falkenhagen, Jeweler (Texas)
Whom CERF+ Helps
Find out how CERF+ grew out of craft shows, hear from artists CERF+ has helped through emergencies, and learn about CERF+'s commitment to emergency preparedness for artists in this video from the producers of the award winning Craft in America series. Read stories about some of the artists CERF+ has helped. »
How CERF+ Helps
CERF+ accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF+ develops, promotes, and maintains resources for emergency readiness and recovery that benefit all artists. CERF+ also advocates, engages in research, and backs policy that supports craft artists' careers. CERF+ is working with partner organizations to build a better safety net for artists across the United States More on CERF+ >>
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Over the weekend the "HANDBUILT for CERF+" conference raised $10,000 for CERF+'s programs and services. Held at the Montgomery County Community College and organized by Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson, this 3 day gathering featured handbuiling demonstrations from a number of acclaimed artists,… Read More...
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CERF+ Artists' Relief Exchange
A new online tool to connect artists' needs with offers of free assistance. If you have been affected by Hurricane Sandy and need things for your recovery, or if you have not been affected but have something to offer, please post them here!