"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 …read more      

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 …read more      

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    

“Returning Lost Memories Worth a Thousand Words”…

A vintage photo returned to the family that lost it in the 2011 Joplin tornadoMemories 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.

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 re-experience 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 are into photo restoration, to visit their website OperationPhotoRescue.org.

There are countless churches, municipalities, businesses and 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, also Quapaw, OK, as well as Mayflower/Vilonia, AR . 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

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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Log Cabin Democrat is official lost photo collection point - Log Cabin Democrat

Cleanup volunteer Alyssa Wann, of Vilonia, holds a photograph found in a field at Black Oak Ranch Estates near Vilonia

Cleanup volunteer Alyssa Wann, of Vilonia, holds a photograph found in a field at Black Oak Ranch Estates near Vilonia. COURTNEY SPRADLIN STAFF PHOTO

Log Cabin Democrat is official lost photo collection point
Log Cabin Democrat
The Log Cabin Democrat’s office at 1111 Main Street in Conway is Faulkner County’s official drop off location for photographs and identification documents found in tornado cleanup. The newspaper is partnering with …read more    

Effort to recover photos from tornado victims in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas ... - Greenfield Daily Reporter

Effort to recover photos from tornado victims in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas
Greenfield Daily Reporter
VILONIA, Arkansas — A national nonprofit organization that works to reunite people with their photos following disasters is focusing on communities hard hit by recent tornadoes. The National Disaster …read more    

Photo recovery efforts underway in tornado damaged areas - KSN-TV

Photo recovery efforts underway in tornado damaged areas
KSN-TV
The National Disaster Photo Rescue is reaching out to people in the communities of Vilonia and Mayflower, Ark.; Quapaw, Okla.; and Baxter Springs, Kan.; to try to help collect, document and reunite people with their …read more    

Carthage group to assist tornado-stricken towns with photo recovery - Joplin Globe

Carthage group to assist tornado-stricken towns with photo recovery
Joplin Globe
Formed in the aftermath of the May 2011 Joplin tornado, the group — first Lost Photos of Joplin and now National Disaster Photo Rescue — is a ministry of the First Baptist Church, …read more