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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.

Airlift Hope

Airlift Hope is available to ambulatory outpatients departing from North Carolina and Tennessee needing transportation for medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. Patients must be ambulatory, and require no medical care en route. They can only assist when the destination is within a few hundred miles.

American Red Cross Twitter Account

Official twitter account for the American Red Cross. Follow them for disaster and preparedness updates.

American Red Cross: Types of Disasters

Provides a variety of safety guides on how to prepare for different types of disasters.

DisasterAssistance.gov

Provides a compilation of disaster resources and services from several U.S. government agencies in a simple website where you can apply for numerous programs through a single application.

DisasterAssistance.gov

Provides a compilation of disaster resources and services from several U.S. government agencies in a simple website where you can apply for numerous programs through a single application.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance 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. Visit their website to apply, learn more about assistance programs and access other resources.

Ready.gov

Provides detailed guides on what to do before, during and after specific emergency situations, compiled by FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security.

Recovers.org

Provides a database with local hubs for emergency recovery, including resource, assistance requests, and volunteer/donation opportunities.

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services

Provides food and shelter in times of disaster. Contact information for local branches on the website.

Food

Disaster SNAP/Food Stamp Program

Provides replacement benefits for regular food stamp recipients who lose food in a disaster and extends benefits to many households which would not ordinarily be eligible but suddenly need food assistance. The benefits are delivered via Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards, which can expedite and mainstream the relief process for victims. Contact your state's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to apply.

Art-specific

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.

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