Saving Our Memories: Operation Photo Rescue To Fix Flood-Damaged Photos

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A nonprofit organization that restores damaged photographs is coming to West Virginia to help families whose photos were damaged by the flood.

Operation Photo Rescue will be in Charleston next Friday and Saturday (August 26 and 27) and Richwood Sunday and Monday (August 28-29) to provide free photo restoration.

They will make digital copies of up to 20 photos per family, do the restorations, and then print and ship the photos to the family for free. Operation Photo Rescue has volunteers coming in from several states across America to help catalogue the pictures.

Operation Photo Rescue got its start after Hurricane Katrina when photo journalists doing a story on the flooding observed families throwing away damaged photos. With thousands of photos needing restoration, Operation Photo Rescue was formed and enlisted volunteers from around the world to help restore photos.

Local volunteers are needed to man registration tables at the event. If you’re interested please contact Margie Hayes from Operation Photo Rescue, at

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