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The Resources section is an ongoing collaborative effort at The Actors Fund to provide a one-stop database of services and organizations that meet the unique and essential needs of the arts and entertainment professional. You can use the Category and/or State filter OR use the map above to find all resources by State.

Food

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank is the largest private hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma.

Art-specific

ArtsReady

Helps artists and arts organizations be prepared for the unexpected, and ready to continue business after an emergency. An initiative of South Arts.

CERF+ Artists' Relief Exchange

Provides a place for the general public to donate art supplies and other items to artists in need, and for artists in need to find donated items to continue their art careers.

Studio Protector: The Artist's Guide to Emergencies

An information toolkit to help artists be disaster ready and disaster resilient. A self-help resource geared for artists at all career levels. Includes information for before, during and after emergencies to protect, salvage and recover artwork and work spaces.

General Assistance

2-1-1

Connects callers with community services in their area, providing services like food banks, clothing closets, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance and physical and mental health resources.

American Red Cross

Links to local Red Cross websites are searchable by zip code. General information about disaster services, health and safety services, emergency preparation and other programs offered by the Red Cross is available.

American Red Cross of Orange County

Red Cross services available in response to wildfires include shelter, food, medical attention to immediate needs and emotional support. Service center locations are listed.

American Red Cross of San Diego/ Imperial Counties

This local Red Cross website is a source of ongoing news and announcements, and information on how to obtain goods and services such as temporary lodging, food, clothing, medications, crisis counseling, supplies and more.

American Red Cross Safe and Well List

Provides a way for those affected by a disaster to register as safe and well, and for concerned family and friends to search for the status of their loved ones.

California Department of Insurance

Assists those displaced by the wildfires with insurance questions at 1-800-927-HELP (4357). This page has links to information that may be helpful to those who have lost property in disasters, including contact information for all California insurance companies.

Catholic Charities USA

Provides relief and recovery services on a regional level, and responds to the need for emergency food, shelter, direct financial assistance, counseling and support. Other services include financial, medical and utilities assistance, clothing, housing, health care and child care, and links to local branches, each of which provides direct assistance.

Citizen Awareness and Disaster Evacuation Guide

The Louisiana State Police website lists statewide evacuation routes and extensive emergency safety information, including a list of radio stations that are a part of the Louisiana Emergency Alert System, and a disaster supply kit list.

Disaster Recovery and Assistance

The LSU AgCenter has an array of information about recovering from the multiple problems caused by hurricanes, floods, storms, extended power outages and other stressful, dangerous events. Dangers include disease from insects and other pests, and illness from contaminated flood waters.

Emergency.Louisiana.gov

This site has essential information on how to prepare for a disaster, evacuate safely and efficiently, and stay informed throughout the emergency. Information about the Gulf Oil Spill is added daily.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Explains what disaster assistance and housing needs assistance are, who qualifies, and what other services FEMA offers, provides an online application and apply-by-phone directions, and allows users to check the status of their applications and find out how they can spend their assistance money.

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