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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

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Provides emergency financial assistance, emergency transportation and disaster relief and victim services. This website allows users to search for local councils offering assistance.

State of Alabama Emergency Management Agency

Alabama's Emergency Management Agency is an excellent resource for finding the latest information on the current state of tornado recovery.

Stay Healthy, Louisiana: Emergency Preparedness

This site provides tips on avoiding breathing contaminated air, finding safe drinking water, and staying safe in flooded areas. There is also a list of medical special needs shelter hotlines (activated only immediately before a storm), with information on eligibility for their use.

The American Institute for Conservation: Disaster Response and Recovery

Provides advice and assistance post-disaster regarding issues with historic and artistic works.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency's mission is to ensure that Mississippi is prepared to respond to emergencies, recover from them, and mitigate against their impacts. The MEMA website provides information and planning to both the public and the emergency management community.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Disasters & Emergencies

Provides links to information and resources for all types of disasters and emergencies.

United Way

Provides assistance in every step of recovery from disaster.

United Way of San Diego County

Click on "Our Agencies" for a list of local resources for a variety of needs, including disaster recovery and assistance.

Vermont Emergency Management

Vermont Emergency Management empowers local communities through disaster preparedness programs, guidance and technical assistance. Their home page currently covers the latest news about the recovery from Tropical Storm Irene and links to assistance giving organzations.

Legal

Lawyers Alliance: Disaster Relief

Helps nonprofits provide critical social services and emergency funds to people affected by terrorism, natural disasters, and other tragedies. They provide immediate assistance through telephone consultations, emergency trainings, and outreach to help nonprofits keep pace with emerging legal issues.

Medical

Open Pharmacy Locator

RxResponse displays pharmacies that are open in a disaster area, as well as the closest Red Cross shelter.

Shelters and Housing

Disaster Housing Search

Provides a search tool for survivors of natural disasters to find temporary housing.

The FEMA Housing Portal

Helps individuals and families who have been displaced by a disaster find a place to live. The website consolidates rental resources identified and provided by federal agencies, private organizations, and the public, to help individuals and families find available rental units in their area.

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