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 artists working in craft disciplines 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 artists' careers. CERF+ is working with partner organizations to build a better safety net for artists across the United States More on CERF+ >>



"No longer is it prudent to leave a body of work to one’s next of kin and hope for the best." fb.me/2Y15OZXgM
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CERF+ Response to Louisiana Flooding fb.me/5sJ5ZLgzx