Submitting Photos

If you find photographs following a disaster, please follow these directions:

If they are wet, you will find directions on how to dry photos here.

All photos and other found documents must be mailed to or dropped off at our processing center at The First Baptist Church of Carthage:

Thad Beeler
National Disaster Photo Rescue
c/o First Baptist Church
631 S. Garrison Ave
Carthage, MO  64836
Phone: 417-358-8161 (Office)

If you wish to discuss other options, please give Thad a call or shoot him an email.

*Please note, at this time, previous drop-off locations are no longer accepting photos. Photos may only be left at the First Baptist Church in Carthage.

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!
Please Click Here to Fill Out a Claim Form: Joplin Claim Form
Please note, the claim form will open in a new tab on your browser so that you can work on it while you look through photos.