Monday, June 10th, 2024

Operation Photo Rescue (OPR) has been inactive since the Pandemic and at one point there were discussions on whether to fold. It wasn’t like there wasn’t plenty of disasters where help was needed. Covid and its variant posed problems we couldn’t workaround. And then OPR received an email from Gerald Herbert, Associated Press Photographer, asking […]

Operation Photo Rescue will be coming to the Theodore John Library on November 22-23. Please see the contact information below. Photos Courtesy of the The Enterprise Beaumont, TX. Photographers: Ryan Welch and Kim Brent (thumbnail). Flyer: Victoria Walters

Tropical Storm Karen threatens flooding in Puerto Rico. This comes after Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. While they dodged the bullet with Hurricane Dorian, the Grand Bahama Island was flooded with 20 feet of water over 40 hours. Flooding also happened along the eastern coast of the US and recently Hurricane Imelda dumped 40 […]

  As the holidays approach and we are seeing 2018 in our rear-view mirror; it becomes a time for reflection and appreciation for all that has been accomplished. We started with a backlog of over 2,000 photos from the Baton Rouge and the Houston copy run. We are now close to completing by the beginning […]

Beverly DeJarnett sorts through her damaged photos as volunteer Kathy Washburn looks on. Matthew Nothelfer, videographer for Path 88 Productions, covering the copy run as part of a documentary on scrapbooking and the connection photos hold. Photo: Margie Hayes Back in September I received an email from David Bush, Executive Director of Preservation Houston, wanting […]

It seems like yesterday, but our last copy run was held in April of this year at the East Baton Rouge Parish Library in Baton Rouge, LA. Thanks to Melissa Easton, Archivist/Librarian, the run was a huge success. We had such a large turnout bring in over 2,000 photos. With only four regular OPR volunteers […]

Front page credit go to Kathy Anderson (copyrighted 2016) of a volunteer cleaning flood damaged photos. Top photo from NOLA 2016.

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 […]

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: [email protected] Photo Courtesy of Richwood by Chris Drennen Thumbnail by Jan Neil Fliers designed by Victoria Walters   Margie Hayes OPR President  

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 […]