Unfortunately, every year natural disasters and fires cause hardships globally. Irreplaceable family photos are among the many treasures that are unexpectedly lost in these events. But, how can people safeguard their valuable memories?
To raise awareness about photograph and document preservation and accident preparedness, Save Your Photos Day was established by the Save Your Photos Alliance. You can use www.SaveYourPhotos.org as a resource to learn about preservation, recovery, restoration, reunifications, and more. If you would like to attend one of the scheduled events on September 27, click here to see if you are near one of this year’s locations.
For some communities, Save Your Photos Day takes place all year. The National Disaster Photo Rescue – a member of the Save Your Photos Alliance – was born from the aftermath of a tornado that devastated Joplin, MO in May 2011. The organization has an ongoing project that rescues and returns photos, documents, and other personal memorabilia to their owners. Already they have indexed and stored more than 35,000 photographs and other documents – successfully returning about half of the items.
To help support the effort in Joplin, Kodak Alaris and E-Z Photo Scan donated a KODAK Picture Saver Scanning System PS50 with the associated software, accessories, and a PC as well as a Kodak legal-size flatbed scanner. This video is from a news conference that helped bring attention to National Disaster Photo Rescue’s mission and Save Your Photos Day.
Kodak Alaris is committed to providing the market’s leading capture and information management solutions. Click here to purchase or rent a KODAK Picture Saver Scanning System.
In case you are wondering why Save Your Photos Day is held in September, it’s because that is National Photo Rescue month in the U.S. So…how will you participate this year? Feel free to share by commenting on our blog whether or not you are in the U.S.
Photo source: SaveYourPhotosDay.org