Why Your Support Matters
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)
SInce 1985 we have staked our reputation on being at the ready to aid craft artists facing unexpected personal crises and entire communities of artists dealing with the effects of major natural disasters. And, though we have grown, we still function on the principle of mutual aid--a charitable response by a community for its community.
While remaining committed to our longstanding program of emergency relief to craft artists, we believe that implementation of a sustained, proactive readiness agenda will help make artists more resilient, more in-control, and more able to withstand the unexpected—and make us an even more visible and effective emergency service provider. Indeed, so important are the “3 Rs” to our future—readiness, response, and recovery—that we decided in 2010 to change our name to CERF+, Craft Emergency Relief Fund+Artists’ Emergency Resources.