Margie, so sorry things are coming to an end. You and the team have done such a fantastic job, it has meant so much to so many people, including us the volunteers. For many of us it was an outlet for a talent maybe under used and a chance to give back and make someone's day. I know we all loved what we were doing and yes we did all "make friends" we did get to know each other in our virtual world and we shall miss that. Thank you Margie for everything..and if anything changes we will all be right here. xx
I've had several emails wanting to know where the Volunteer Tab went and the answer is that we have no photos to restore. We had a 2 year old lapse on the last copy run where the person running the copy run was to send by flash disk those photos. But when I got the flash disk, the family was not on it.
I think we are coming to the point where OPR has had a good run and we will keep our website open for a time, but a non profit cannot stagnate. Everyone on the inner team has been with me since I took over in 2007. The exception is Omar Calderon that Shujen brought in as a webmaster when we lost Tess. Without the inner team and all of you, we never would have lasted this long.
I had hoped that offering to pay for copying done by places like FedEx would give us an alternate to doing copy runs at the disaster sites. Besides being very expensive, there are health concerns. I recently got back from flying to Canada and when I got home I tested positive for Covid--even after having all my shots. For that reason most of us are not wanting to take that risk. Also, with no photos volunteers drift away and there aren't as many of us left to restore.
We are open to suggestions and hope I haven't depressed all of you with this news. I have loved every minute of it--okay, maybe some not so much--and feel like I know so many of you personally.