CERF+

After Hurricane Katrina

Kiln Shed

New Skutt Kiln

Andrea Freel Christie

On a daily basis, CERF+ is a resource of valuable information and is a support system in moments of crisis. To me, CERF+ is something like a crossroads in a small town we all pass through and know that the road we personally travel is the road we all travel. CERF+: part of the foundation of our community.

James Aarons, potter (California)

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+ >>





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!

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Cordless Tools (no batteries)

Available to Artists: 
With an Emergency
Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources
City/Town: 
Montpelier

Stanley Black & Decker has donated a selection of cordless tools to CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources) to be distributed to artists in the United States in need of help due to some emergency. The tools were used for demonstration or display purposes by the Stanley Black & Decker marketing department. We assume they are in working order, but cannot guarantee that they are.

Here is a link to the Google spreadsheet list of tools:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvqipxfFxwT_dHlEZnhCWUIxa25...

Please note that all require batteries, but batteries are not included. A new battery can sometimes cost as much as the tool. Please look into the cost and availability of a battery before requesting a tool. If you already have a cordless tool that uses the same battery as a tool listed here that you need, then you are good shape!

To request a tool be shipped to you, email CERF+ at info@craftemergency.org or use the "email contact form" link on this post. In your note, please include the make and model of tool desired and include your name and shipping address, as well as the type of artist you are.

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