Saturday, June 15th, 2024

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 […]

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 […]

Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) will be at the Moore Public Library to help families whose photos were damaged by the tornadoes in May of 2013.  

One day only at the Mc Pherson County Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg, KS,  Operation Photo Rescue will help those with damaged photos from the recent flooding.  

Late in February of this year I received an email from Kristy Cranston, a student at Brooklyn College studying to become a Speech Pathologist, who needed to fulfill a minimum of 2.5 hours of volunteering at an organization of choice. Kristy is on Dennis McKeever’s right. Other classmates names withheld by request. In Kristy’s words: […]

Photos found from the Moore, OK  tornado. Photo Courtesy: Mark Zimmerman Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) is gearing up to help residents of Moore, OK that were hit by an EF-5 tornado on May 210, 2013. Our first priority is not to hamper the clean up and give families time to locate their belongings. Because of […]