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Offline Tori803

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Re: new to this site
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2013, 06:56:35 AM »
Welcome Jose! I'm sure you'll enjoy helping out here. Be sure to post your work-in-progress and share any tips on solutions you find to some of our unique restoration challenges. Feel free to ask others for suggestions on alternate approaches too! By sharing we all learn a lot!
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Re: new to this site
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2013, 01:45:15 AM »
Greetings from a new OPR member. I think this is a great thing we are doing and I hope to be able to come up to the level of the work I have seen here already. I'm in Colorado. We've just had our own flooding!

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Re: new to this site
« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2013, 10:48:10 AM »
Welcome eoschlotz from Michigan!  We have been watching the horrific flooding in Colorado and hope you were well away from all the devastation.
 
I think you will find restoring photos for families who have lost so much in natural disasters to be very rewarding and I hope you will enjoy growing your skills by participating in the forum.  If we get an opportunity to conduct a copy run for Colorado, perhaps you will be able to attend; I'm sure it would be an experience you will long treasure.
 
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Re: new to this site
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2013, 01:12:51 AM »
Thank you, Pat. I was within a mile or 2 of the worst flooding. But floods here are a lot more localized than a hurricane! Keep me in mind if you do come to do a copy run.

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Re: new to this site
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2013, 06:16:34 AM »
Another Warm Welcome from Michigan eoschlotz!

Your skills will be a big help.  Thank you for joining.

Pat and I are packing our copy stands and leaving for the Moore, OK copy run this morning.
As Pat said we hope to be on the Colorado Copy Run and hope to see you there.  Until you have experienced one it is hard to imagine how grateful people are.  It really brings home what we are doing and the effect it has.

Mike
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Re: new to this site
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2013, 02:30:12 AM »
Hello, my name is Anastasia, I'm from Ukraine! Glad to help people in the restoration of their photos!

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Re: new to this site
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2013, 06:19:28 PM »
Welcome Anastasia, from Minnesota!
Tori
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Re: new to this site
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2013, 06:59:07 AM »
Welcome from Michigan Anastasia,

I am glad to see you on the Forum.  This is the place to get and to give advice on photo restores and sometimes to have a little fun.

Mike
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Re: new to this site
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2013, 07:46:39 AM »
Another welcome from Michigan!

Anastasia we are so glad to have you join us.  We hope you will enjoy restoring photos with us and hope to see more of you on the forum.

Pat
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Re: new to this site
« Reply #24 on: October 16, 2013, 02:01:33 AM »
Mike S., Thanks. Keep me in mind if you come to Colorado for a copy run. If I can work the schedule, I would try to help with whatever I can.

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Re: new to this site
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2013, 09:45:43 PM »
Eoschlotz, one thing that you could do now is to get the word out about how to save flood damaged photos. Here is a link to the PDF on the care: http://www.operationphotorescue.org/2013/05/restoring-photos-from-the-moore-oklahoma-tornado/ If you would like a copy of the PDF, email me at: mhayes@operationphotorescue.org

We would like to do a run to Colorado, but it will have to be next year and we need to see there are enough people that will show up for it.

Margie
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Re: new to this site
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2013, 01:55:54 AM »
Margie, this may be getting off topic for this thread, but I feel the need for clarification. Getting the word out is a great idea (but getting kind of late), but how do you advise me to do it? A newspaper article would seem appropriate. How else? I may be able to get some access to the city web site, but that is only for my small area. I know where the local FEMA disaster recovery center is in town and I could try to contact them.

But as a new member, a bigger issue is that I don't feel that I can to speak for OPR or promise a future recovery opportunity. What do you suggest?

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Re: new to this site
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2013, 10:38:15 AM »
Hi Ed,

I believe Margie means that you should tell everyone you know personally, by email, Facebook or Twitter post, not to throw away damaged photos and send them the info on saving them. From what I see on the news, Colorado is still cleaning up. There's still potential for people to be getting back and starting the cleanup process and thus finding damaged photos. And even for people who weren't affected it's good information to have in case of future disaster.

OPR already has FEMA contacts and Margie will take care of any news releases. But as an OPR member you can restore photos and also let people know what they can do with their photos if they ever face such circumstances themselves.

Tori
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Re: new to this site
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2013, 01:00:29 PM »
Hi Ed,

Sorry for the confusion and Tori is right on what I meant. I do not intend for you to do media exposure for your area as that is something the inner team does. Plus, we are in the process of trying to network with other disaster organizations to help. What I meant that is within your own neighborhood or circle of friends you may know someone that would find the instructions on how to care for photos helpful. No, it is not too late as people may have photos that the instructions will help. For example, a person might have photos that are stuck together and figure they can't be saved since they can't be separated and they would be wrong.

I found your email address off of the new volunteer registration and have sent you the the PDF. Let us know if you have any further questions.

Margie
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Re: new to this site
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2013, 03:40:19 PM »
Hi I'm Alex from California, I usually use photoshop to prank my friends but I figured I could also use these skills for some more charitable work.