When Disaster Hits

Disaster hits whether we are ready or not. The devastating floods that Houston and the Gulf area are now experiencing and recent wild fires in Oregon and Utah are reminders to think about saving lives first but also about salvaging your important and valuable items, including creative works. For those who have not been hit by disaster, it is a reminder to review the safeguards you already have in place for your loved one and also for your beloved treasures – whether it’s work you created, inherited or collected. We want to stand with our neighbors in Texas and the Gulf region during this terrible disaster and acknowledge the unquestionable priority of saving lives over any objects. At the same time, we want to offer tools and ideas for recovering those items that form our life history, our shared memories, and our treasured works. You can learn more from this month’s Creative Futures post, When Disaster Hits