The loan from CERF really helped me get back on my feet at a time when I wasn't sure how I was even going to be able to buy groceries, let alone fund my artwork. Today, with CERF's help, and the help of many others along the way, I am back at work full-time, making art, and on the road to recovery financially.Sarah Hood, jeweler (Washington)
Whom CERF+ Helps
Find out how CERF+ grew out of craft shows, hear from artists CERF+ has helped through emergencies, and learn about CERF+'s commitment to emergency preparedness for artists in this video from the producers of the award winning Craft in America series. Read stories about some of the artists CERF+ has helped. »
How CERF+ Helps
CERF+ accomplishes its mission through direct financial and educational assistance to craft artists including emergency relief assistance, business development support, and resources and referrals on topics such as health, safety, and insurance. CERF+ develops, promotes, and maintains resources for emergency readiness and recovery that benefit all artists. CERF+ also advocates, engages in research, and backs policy that supports craft artists' careers. CERF+ is working with partner organizations to build a better safety net for artists across the United States More on CERF+ >>
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CERF+ Artists' Relief Exchange
A new online tool to connect artists' needs with offers of free assistance. If you have been affected by Hurricane Sandy and need things for your recovery, or if you have not been affected but have something to offer, please post them here!
Cordless Tools (no batteries)Available to Artists:With an EmergencyCraft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency ResourcesCity/Town:Montpelier
Stanley Black & Decker has donated a selection of cordless tools to CERF+ (Craft Emergency Relief Fund + Artists' Emergency Resources) to be distributed to artists in the United States in need of help due to some emergency. The tools were used for demonstration or display purposes by the Stanley Black & Decker marketing department. We assume they are in working order, but cannot guarantee that they are.
Here is a link to the Google spreadsheet list of tools:
Please note that all require batteries, but batteries are not included. A new battery can sometimes cost as much as the tool. Please look into the cost and availability of a battery before requesting a tool. If you already have a cordless tool that uses the same battery as a tool listed here that you need, then you are good shape!
To request a tool be shipped to you, email CERF+ at email@example.com or use the "email contact form" link on this post. In your note, please include the make and model of tool desired and include your name and shipping address, as well as the type of artist you are.