Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

OPR is Winona, MN bound!


Exciting news! OPR will be going to Winona, MN April 25 & 26 for a copy run, assisting those that suffered loss of their photos during the awful flooding in August 2007. We are still working on the arrangements. If anyone is interested in volunteering on the copy run, please send me an email to [email protected]. We will be able to offer a small stipend to those with travel expenses who come to volunteer.

Winona, MN is just northwest of where I grew up. It borders the Mississippi River and is just north of La Crosse, Wisconsin. They experienced flooding in this area last August unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my lifetime. Entire houses were washed down hillsides due to the volume of rain they received.

We are imposing a limit of 20 photos per household on future copy runs. While we’d love to be able to take every damaged photo and restore it, we simply don’t have the volunteer power to do so.

In the meantime, we continue to work on restoring the photos from Biloxi that were collected last August. We still have a ways to go on these, but are sending the restored photos home as soon as possible after they are finished. We give a special “thank you” to West Coast Imaging for printing our restored photos for us. They have been providing us with a fabulous service and very professional prints. I have also been using Mpix (www.Mpix.com) and Snapfish (www.Snapfish.com) to expedite some of our printing orders.

Operation Photo Rescue continues to grow and flourish, and are always looking for new volunteers and others willing to help. Please contact us if you would like to offer your services.


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