Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) is on the ground helping to save photos buried under the mud. 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 […]