Friday, September 23rd, 2016

OPR News

Back from West Virginia

Back from West Virginia

The OPR team returned from a 4-day copy run in Charleston and Richwood, WV. All total we came back with a little over 100 photos. We were well received and got great publicity before and during our event. We would like to thank Elizabeth Frazier, Head of Reference Services, of the Kanawha County Library in Charleston. The meeting room and the help we received for setting up was great. Thanks also goes... [Read more]


Operation Photo Rescue Coming to WV

Operation Photo Rescue Coming to WV

Below are the two schedules for copy runs at Charleston and Richwood, WV. If you would like a PDF file of either flier, please send an email to: info@operationphotoresue.org Photo Courtesy of Richwood by Chris Drennen Thumbnail by Jan Neil Fliers designed by Victoria Walters   Margie Hayes OPR President   Send to Facebook Read More →


Operation Photo Rescue Helping West Virginia

Operation Photo Rescue Helping West Virginia

The photo above was shot by Jeromy Rose in Richwood, WV on June 23 this year as floods devastated his town. Much of West Virginia had rain totals of 8 to 10 in as little as a few hours. It was the third-deadliest flash flood in West Virginia’s history. Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) is in the process on finding a location where we can come and have a copy run to digitally copy damaged photos that... [Read more]


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]


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