Monday, August 3rd, 2015

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10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Ten years ago on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall and history for the devastation she brought. Two photojournalists, Dave Ellis and Becky Sell, wanted to help after seeing a photo thrown away by a family that Becky was doing a story on.  She did some photo restorations and then ask Dave if maybe they could go back and do a bigger effort to help those whose photos had been damaged.... [Read more]


Catastrophic Flooding in Texas

Catastrophic Flooding in Texas

Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) has plans in the works to travel to Austin and Houston, TX for a copy run following the catastrophic flooding in the state. Right now search and rescue is still ongoing and after that a sufficient time frame will have to happen to let people return to their homes. Please help us travel to Texas by making a donation through our “Fundraising Page.” In order to... [Read more]


Pensacola Copy Run a Success

Pensacola Copy Run a Success

Thanks to Kristen Regan and Krist Lien and students from the Pensacola State College for their help with OPR’s copy run in Pensacola, FL. We continue to have photos coming in through the college and also one family that had their damaged photos scanned by FedEx and sent to us on a CD. Omar Forty, photography student at Pensacola State College, getting the chance to run the copy stand with Mike... [Read more]


Operation Photo Rescue in Pensacola, Florida September 26/27

Operation Photo Rescue in Pensacola, Florida September 26/27

Florida suffered widespread devastation with record flooding not seen in 130 years. Twenty-four inches fell in some areas within a 24-hour period. To give you a better understanding the scope of the flooding, check on this page of the Pensacola News Journal. Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) has been in the planning stage for months and wanted to wait till residents had a chance to get back to their homes... [Read more]


Saving Memories in Oso, Washington

Saving Memories in Oso, Washington

Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) is on the ground helping to save photos buried under the mud. Ongoing Search and Rescue Operation, Ryan Ike/FEMA Shortly after the devastating mudslide in Oso, Washington, OPR was contacted to see if we could offer help to the families. Unlike other disasters where OPR comes in after the first responders and sets a plan in motion for a copy run, we were lucky to have... [Read more]


Operation Photo Rescue Coming to Central Illinois

Operation Photo Rescue Coming to Central Illinois

Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) is teaming up with the Washington District Library and Fondulac District Library to help restore photos for residents in Central Illinois that were hit by tornadoes on November 17, 2013. On November 21, just four days after the disaster, Genna Buhr (Public Service Manager at Illinois Fondulac Library) contacted OPR to see if we would be interested in teaming up with the... [Read more]


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