Helping find lost memories...
one photo at a time...


Volunteers needed for photo search, cleaning and reunification after the December 2015 Dallas, Texas area tornadoes!

The National Disaster Photo Rescue project has returned thousands of photos blown away during a disaster. It is a huge effort, requiring both property owners to look around their land for photos, volunteers to gather and clean the photos, more volunteers to scan and categorize photos, and yet more volunteers to meet with disaster victims and help them find their lost memories. Discover How You Can Help
National Disaster Photo RescueBorn out of the aftermath of the May 2011 Joplin, MO tornado, National Disaster Photo Rescue exists to help rescue, save and return photos, documents and other personal memorabilia to owners.
Together our small group of volunteers and countless other individuals, businesses and volunteer groups have rescued, cleaned, indexed and stored over 35,000 photos and other documents that were blown from homes and businesses on May 22, 2011 in Joplin and neighboring Duquesne. We have successfully returned almost half of these items. Our goal is to return every single item.
We are currently assisting in photo rescue and reunification efforts in Baxter Springs, KS and Van, Texas.
We are a volunteer non-profit organization headquartered out of the First Baptist Church in Carthage, MO. To contact us, please email us at, or call us at 417-358-8161. Please leave a message with the church office and we will contact you as soon as possible.

NDPR in the News

"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 … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]

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 … [Read More...]