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CERF+ Responds to California Wildfires

Safety Information, Emergency Resources + Emergency Relief for Artists

As we continue to hear about the impact of the wildfires in California, CERF+ is reaching out to artists and arts organizations in affected communities to provide emergency relief and useful recovery resources.

Emergency Relief for Artists

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Are You an Artist Working in a Craft Discipline?

CERF+’s emergency financial relief program, the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, provides $3,000 grant and other assistance to artists working in craft disciplines who are facing a career threatening emergency. CERF+ staff is available during the week from 8:30am-5:00pm EST at 802.229.2306 and [email protected] to provide counseling and referrals to artists searching for emergency resources.

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Other Emergency Relief Programs for Artists

Disaster Recovery Resources for Artists

We hope you didn’t suffer personal or business property damage from the wildfires, but if you or an artist you know did, CERF+’s Studio Protector has tips to help make the recovery go more smoothly.

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Relief Agencies

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Disaster Clean Up

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Disaster Salvage

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Self Support

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Be Aware

  • Avoid Scams
  • California Contractors State License Board (CSBL) – The CSLB verifies contractor licenses, investigates complaints, and provides helpful information about hiring a licensed contractor. For information on hiring or filing a complaint regarding a contractor, disaster victims may call CSLB’s Disaster Hotline M-F from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 1-800-962-1125, or the 24-hour automated telephone response system, 1-800-321-CSLB (2752). Licenses can also be checked online.
  • Legal Issues
  • Disaster Legal Aid Hotlines (American Bar Association in conjunction with FEMA and the State Bar of California)
    • Butte County – 800-345-9491
    • Ventura County – 877-301-4448
    • Los Angeles County – 800-870-0732
  • Other Disaster Legal Aid Services
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