CERESAV USA is a 501c3 nonprofit established in 2015 that works to raise awareness of and end acid violence internationally. Our primary focus is on educating the general public on how they can be part of the campaign to end to acid violence around the world. In doing so, we work to dispel the myth that these problems are too big to tackle or that one person cannot make a meaningful difference. CERESAV USA has supporters in several cities in the US but the bulk of its activity occurs in Cincinnati, Ohio, where its founder and director Dr. Angie Vredeveld lives. Our board & team members
What we do
- Raise awareness among the general public about acid violence through speaking engagements and media coverage
- Educate the general public about how they can be part of the solution through providing concrete opportunities for action and education on common assumptions and psychological barriers that contribute to inaction
Services to acid attack survivors living in the US
- Host a monthly online support group for acid attack survivors living in the US
- Host an annual in-person meeting of acid attack survivors living in the US
Promote collaboration among acid attack centers internationally
- Develop information-sharing platforms for acid attack centers around the world to support each other’s growth and share information on best practices
Support the growth of CERESAV in Uganda
- Establish partnerships with local organizations to donate medical and technology supplies
- Provide opportunities for acid attack survivors to receive probono reconstructive surgeries in the US
- Host fundraising events
- Sell survivors’ crafts
How you can help
- Spread our message on social media. Follow us on Facebook, and like and share our posts. Invite your friends to follow us. The larger our collective voice, the bigger the impact we can have!
- Interview a survivor. Through a skype call arranged by our team in Uganda, talk live with a survivor who has experienced acid violence. Write up their story and share your impressions for posting on our survivor stories page and Facebook page.
- Organize a fundraiser in your community. Not sure where to start? Contact CERESAV USA Marketing Coordinator Talon Billow for ideas!
- Donate medical supplies
- Donate tech supplies
- Teach in our online adult education program
- Write grants. Contact CERESAV USA Grants Coordinator Ellen Galloway to volunteer.