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2023 Hurricanes

Hurricane Idalia hit Florida’s Gulf Coast as a Category 3 hurricane on August 30, 2023, causing flooding, power outages, and widespread damage in parts of Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. The storm also spawned tornadoes in the Carolinas.

If you are a craft artist or artisan affected by a hurricane or severe storm, please visit our recovery resources and submit an inquiry for our Emergency Relief program. We are here for you and can help guide you through the application process.

Disaster Recovery Resources for Artists

In addition to our Emergency Relief grant, CERF+’s Studio Protector also has resources to support artists as they begin to assess and re-enter their damaged studios, including:

The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides confidential, multilingual crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S./territories experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters, including COVID-19. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 to reach a trained counselor 24/7, 365-days-a-year.

Please be safe, and let us know if we can do anything to help.

Finally, for those who are able to, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today. Your support directly supports craft artists in the aftermath of emergencies and disasters.