Carthage Save Your Photos Day preserves nearly 1000 family photographs for area residents

Carthage Save Your Photos Day volunteer and board member Carol prepares images for scanning

National Disaster Photo Rescue succeeded in protecting and preserving over 930 invaluable family photographs for residents of their hometown during the Carthage Save Your Photos Day on Saturday, April 25th.

Volunteers with NDPR carefully scanned treasured photographs using state of the art equipment donated by Kodak Alaris and EZ Photo Scan and secured the digital images onto DVD discs in efforts to safeguard memories in the event of disaster. The service and supplies were offered at no cost to participants.

Carol is registering a Carthage resident for digital photo preservation.

Posted by National Disaster Photo Rescue on Saturday, April 25, 2015

On September 27th of last year, National Disaster Photo Rescue along with Save Your Photos Alliance joined the list of 64 events in 4 countries saving 24,000+ photos for Joplin residents at their first Save Your Photos Day event.

Also attending Carthage Save Your Photos Day, French Journalist Anne Pineau and photographer interviewed volunteers as well as Joplin tornado survivors who were reunited with their personal photos through NDPR as a part of the Lost Photos of Joplin project. Stories from Pineau’s tour through Middle America will be found in the publication Terra Eco.

A French journalist and photographer are visiting NDPR today and speaking with some disaster survivors and those interested in preserving photos at Save Your Photos Day.

Posted by National Disaster Photo Rescue on Saturday, April 25, 2015

Joplin residents will have another opportunity to claim photos and view those which remain unclaimed at the upcoming reunification event on May 16th from 10am to 2pm at the Joplin Museum Complex. Images can still be viewed on the Lost Photos of Joplin Facebook page.

In addition to over 17,000 photos, we also have collected a number of yearbooks and other artifacts. I’ll name some…

Posted by Lost Photos of Joplin, MO Tornado on Thursday, April 9, 2015

For more information call 417-358-8161.

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Source: NDPR

    

“Save Your Photos Day” Offers Free Scanning and Preservation Tips to Help … – EIN News (press release)

“Save Your Photos Day” Offers Free Scanning and Preservation Tips to Help
EIN News (press release)
“Save Your Photos Day is a global event, with dates ranging from late September through early October,” said Thad Beeler, Ministry Outreach Director for the National Disaster

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Joplin area events for September 2014 – Joplin Independent

Joplin area events for September 2014
Joplin Independent
27: National Disaster Photo Rescue, a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Carthage, with Save Your Photos Alliance will host an opportunity to scan important photos and preserve them for safe-keeping at no cost. The

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Save Your Photos Day – Four States Homepage

Four States Homepage
The National Disaster Photo Rescue has partnered with the Save Your Photos Alliance for a day to help you scan and save your photos. Save Your Photos Day will be held September 27th from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. It will be …read more

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“Returning Lost Memories Worth a Thousand Words”…

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“…Returning Lost Memories Worth a Thousand Words.”

Memories are “the ability of the mind to store and recall past sensations, thoughts, knowledge”-Collins Dictionary. How can you put a value on such a personal emotion? National Disaster Photo Rescue (NDPR) believes the value is priceless. For the past three years, National Disaster Photo Rescue has been reconnecting the memories of life directly back to those affected in natural disasters. We have walked the journey with hundreds of families. Our volunteers and volunteer staff have been reconnecting lost family photographs with the families who have the memories, free of charge. These photographs, lost during natural disaster, are important documents of life.

It is amazing the stories we hear of how one reunited photograph brought joy and healing in a time of need. Recent Story…
Photographs are the connection to our past. They transcend a single sense. Photographs truly transport us into that moment. We feel the emotions, hear the sounds, smell the food. We reexperience life. NDPR experiences these senses and emotions along side families. Family ‘Reunification’ is what NDPR does and does well. Reunification would have never been possible without help.

NDPR could not claim success without so many to walk with us as we walked with families in need. Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) is a group that we are so grateful for. Take some time, especially if you into photo restoration, to visit their website
OPR Blog. There are countless churches, municipalities, businesses, business leaders who have helped us and given us the opportunity to help others. Recently, we have found great friends within the Association of Professional Photo Organizers (APPO). As we build one success upon another we continue to build relationships in communities and organizations.

Currently we are engaged in ‘Lost Photo Projects’ in Baxter Springs , KS help Baxter also Quapaw, OK help Quapaw as well as Mayflower/Vilonia, AR help Arkansas . There are no shortage of natural disasters so we can always use help. If you would like to help us in your area in the event of a disaster please register on our website at NationalDisasterPhotoRescue.org . Monetary gifts are tax deductible.

We would love to hear from you. Please post a comment to spread the Good News that there is hope and there is hope through our God. Our continuing mission at National Disaster Photo Rescue is “returning lost memories worth a thousand words”.

Thad Beeler- NDPR Outreach Director
May 22, 2014

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Lost Photos of Joplin Photo Reunification Event – May 17

National Disaster Photo Rescue and The Joplin Museum Complex are holding a public viewing and photo reunification event  for the ‘Lost Photos of Joplin’ project.  This official event will be at the Joplin Museum Complex  May 17, 2014,  10am – 1pm in the Museum Complex located at 504 S. Schifferdecker.

 The ‘Lost Photos of Joplin’ project will be available for public viewing at the event. Those wishing to make claims on photographs and documents can do so during the event hours of 10am-1pm at the Joplin Museum Complex.

The photos on display were found locally and at great distances following the May 22, 2011 Joplin tornado and handed over to the Lost Photos of Joplin project. Photos were cleaned, marked, scanned and stored in hopes of reuniting storm survivors and their loved ones with their lost memories.

Family Reunification will occur at this event. Families wishing to claim personal memories, can come to view all photos remaining at this event. Families wishing to identify memories before the event may do so at our website joplin.nationaldisasterphotorescue.org or on Facebook at: facebook.com/lostphotosofjoplin.

Joplin Museum Complex staff will be assisted by NDPR reunification staff for the event.

The Physical Photos and Documents will remain at the museum after the event. N.D.P.R. will continue to assist the Joplin Museum in cyber-maintenance and reunification. Future claims will continue to be made on the Joplin Lost Photos website and our Facebook page.

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The National Disaster Photo Rescue formed because of the May 22, 2011  Joplin, Missouri tornado and is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Carthage, Missouri. The ‘Lost Photos of Joplin’ project has shown the need for families to reunite with Lost Memories. The National Disaster Photo Rescue will be there, in the future, to help other communities learn through our community how to “Return lost Memories worth a Thousand Words”.

Source: NDPR  

Photo Collection Rally in Baxter Springs and Quapaw this Friday

gloves for collecting lost photos

A Photo Collection Rally in the communities of  Baxter Springs, Kansas and Quapaw, Oklahoma is organized for this Friday at 1 pm to rapidly college lost photographs and documents due to Sunday’s tornado. We need 50 to 100 volunteers to collect the lost photos before they are further damaged or destroyed.

The Photo Collection Rally will be held from 1:00 to 4:30. All Volunteers are to meet at the Volunteer sign-in station located at Burgraff Tire- 2402 Military Ave -Baxter Springs, Kansas. Volunteers will be directed to Collection areas both in Baxter Springs and in Quapaw, Oklahoma. Volunteers going to Quapaw will require additional sign-in.

All Volunteers wanting to help The National Disaster Photo Rescue in the Photo Collection Rally must be signed in as a Volunteer before 1:00pm.

Volunteers will be given instructions during an orientation meeting at 1:00pm. Collection Drop off locations, Community areas for collection, as well as Best Practices will be discussed. Those working with N.D.P.R. must attend the orientation meeting.

Volunteers planning to attend the N.D.P.R. Photo Collection Rally should consider personal safety the top priority. Heavy shoes or Boots and long pants are recommended and highly encouraged. Leather gloves will be needed as well as dust masks. Gloves and masks are available at the Community Volunteer sign-in location, but are not guaranteed.

Volunteers, working in teams, are highly encouraged as a Health and Safety safeguard.

Community volunteers are encouraged to contact N.D.P.R. through the following facebook links

Lost Photos of Baxter Springs, KS

Lost Photos of Quapaw, OK 

Time is critical in the Collection Phase. Photos and Documents need to be collected and preserved from further damage. For more information on drying photos and documents can be found here.

The National Disaster Photo Rescue organization (501c3)  formed because of the May 22, 2011  Joplin, Missouri tornado and is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Carthage, Missouri.  The National Disaster Photo Rescue will be there, in the future, to help other communities learn through our community how to “Return lost Memories worth a Thousand Words”.  Financial contributions can be made directly to N.D.P.R.

Source: NDPR  

Photo Collection Rally in Baxter Springs and Quapaw this Friday

gloves for collecting lost photos

A Photo Collection Rally in the communities of  Baxter Springs, Kansas and Quapaw, Oklahoma is organized for this Friday at 1 pm to rapidly college lost photographs and documents due to Sunday’s tornado. We need 50 to 100 volunteers to collect the lost photos before they are further damaged or destroyed.

The Photo Collection Rally will be held from 1:00 to 4:30. All Volunteers are to meet at the Volunteer sign-in station located at Burgraff Tire- 2402 Military Ave -Baxter Springs, Kansas. Volunteers will be directed to Collection areas both in Baxter Springs and in Quapaw, Oklahoma. Volunteers going to Quapaw will require additional sign-in.

All Volunteers wanting to help The National Disaster Photo Rescue in the Photo Collection Rally must be signed in as a Volunteer before 1:00pm.

Volunteers will be given instructions during an orientation meeting at 1:00pm. Collection Drop off locations, Community areas for collection, as well as Best Practices will be discussed. Those working with N.D.P.R. must attend the orientation meeting.

Volunteers planning to attend the N.D.P.R. Photo Collection Rally should consider personal safety the top priority. Heavy shoes or Boots and long pants are recommended and highly encouraged. Leather gloves will be needed as well as dust masks. Gloves and masks are available at the Community Volunteer sign-in location, but are not guaranteed.

Volunteers, working in teams, are highly encouraged as a Health and Safety safeguard.

Community volunteers are encouraged to contact N.D.P.R. through the following facebook links

Lost Photos of Baxter Springs, KS

Lost Photos of Quapaw, OK 

Time is critical in the Collection Phase. Photos and Documents need to be collected and preserved from further damage. For more information on drying photos and documents can be found here.

The National Disaster Photo Rescue organization (501c3)  formed because of the May 22, 2011  Joplin, Missouri tornado and is a ministry of the First Baptist Church of Carthage, Missouri.  The National Disaster Photo Rescue will be there, in the future, to help other communities learn through our community how to “Return lost Memories worth a Thousand Words”.  Financial contributions can be made directly to N.D.P.R.

Source: NDPR  

National Disaster Photo Rescue Begins Efforts in Baxter Springs – Four States Homepage

Four States Homepage
The National Disaster Photo Rescue is helping people of Baxter Springs, Quapaw, and also Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas. They say no matter where they go post-disaster, photos are so important to families who’s lives are impacted. The National

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Source: NDPR  

Claim Form Checklist

Things you will need to submit photo claims:
 
The number on the photo. Example: 001-001-001. All of these numbers designate where we have the photos stored. We can't locate your photos without it! If you can't read the number on the photo, then make a note of that and tell us the number of the photo before or after it.
 
A description of the photo. This helps us to make sure that we are pulling the correct photo for you. If you can remember anything that was written on the back of the photo, please include that information.
 
A good contact method for you! We require a phone number, but we can also contact you by email if you wish. If we can't get ahold of you, we can't get your picture back to you!
 
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