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OPR is Winona, MN bound!


Bozeman, MT – April 18, 2008 –

Operation Photo Rescue, a global not-for-profit photo restoration organization, is sending a team of volunteers to the Winona, MN region April 25 & 26 to gather family photos damaged during the flooding of August 2007.

Led by President Christine (Swiggum) Pentecost, the team will set up photo restoration equipment at the Winona County Historical Society, 160 Johnson Street, Winona, MN. 507-454-2723. The hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 25, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

Local residents with photos damaged by the 2007 floods can bring them to the Winona County Historical Society. Those that can be restored will be digitally photographed, and the original damaged photo returned to the owner the same day. The digital image will then be restored by one of our 600+ volunteers around the world, printed, and returned to the owner, at no charge.

All work is done by volunteers, who have restored well over 2000 photos from the Gulf Coast, Coffeyville, Kansas, Gays Mills, WI, and from the California fires.

Operation Photo Rescue was formed in early 2006 by Dave Ellis and Becky Sell, two photo-journalists from Fredericksburg, VA. Operation Photo Rescue has since become a 501c3 organization with volunteers from around the world.

“Insurance can’t replace memories, but we do”.

For additional information, please see our website at, or contact me at [email protected].

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