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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.

General Assistance

FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers

Provides a search tool for nearby disaster recovery facilities or mobile offices where applicants may go for information about FEMA or other disaster assistance programs, or for questions related to specific cases.

FEMA: Emergency Response Action Steps

Guide on safeguarding collections damaged by water, whether from flood, fire, earthquakes, severe storms or broken pipes. Explains the proper salvage techniques and steps to use in the first 48 hours after a disaster.

FEMA: The Applicant's Guide to the Individuals & Households Program

Provides money and services to people in a disaster area when losses are not covered by insurance and property has been damaged or destroyed. This guide explains the types of assistance available, eligibility information and how to apply.

Florida Emergency Information Line 1-800-342-3557

The Florida Emergency Information Line (FEIL) is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the State of Florida.

Hope-Net

Hope-Net provides emergency groceries for low-income members of the Los Angeles community, limited shelter options to very low-income and homeless clients, and additional household and personal items for the needy.

Housing and Shelter Information

This is a list of resources for all kinds of disaster-related housing needs and questions, including lists of available housing for displaced people, information about emergency shelters, rebuilding and mortgage assistance, and pet shelters.

Louisiana.gov: Hurricane Information

The State of Louisiana created this website to provide the latest information and resources regarding state-provided relief and assistance for those impacted by hurricanes and tropical storms.

Lutheran Services in America

Emergency and disaster services include clothing, emergency housing, financial assistance, food programs, legal aid, telephone crisis support and referrals and support services. This site can be searched for services regionally or by type of assistance needed.

Metro

Metro provides direct social services and supports community development in the San Diego and Imperial Counties area, including emergency food and clothing to those in need.

Notify NYC

New York's official source for information about emergency events and important City services.

Paradise Community Services

Paradise Community Services of San Diego County assists families and individuals who have suffered the devasting effects of a disaster by guiding them to resources and helping them to develop long-term recovery plans. In response to the recent wildfires, they are coordinating a program of long-term recovery assistance beginning with an assessment of local needs.

Pets and Disaster: Be Prepared

This page of the Red Cross website advises pet owners on how to plan for their pets' safety in the event of a disaster. Red Cross shelters do not accept pets, so it is essential to be prepared in advance.

Ready Alabama

Ready Alabama helps Alabamans be informed, involved and ready in the case of a disaster.

Salvation Army

Provides disaster and recovery counseling and support programs, financial assistance, shelter provision and the distribution of water, food, furniture, building materials, sanitary, infant and child care products, medicines, bedding and other items for which an immediate need exists. This website can locate nearby branches by a zip code search.

SCORE: Counselors to America's Small Business

Provides disaster assistance for small businesses. Their website lists tips, tools, downloads, mentoring and state links.

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