The effects of a disaster like Hurricane Sandy are far-reaching. While the community works to repair and replace damaged property, one company is helping to lessen sentimental loss: CARE (Cherished Albums Restoration Effort) for Sandy is offering free digital restoration services for those whose photos were damaged by the hurricane.
Families and individuals with damaged photos can submit their photos at CARE scanning events, the first of which will be held today from 10am-5pm in Far Rockaway, and they hope to continue to help with visits to all five boroughs. Photo submission guidelines can be found here.
Looking to help the cause? CARE is calling for volunteers for their scanning events. Duties include setting up signs and event tables, helping attendees fill out registration forms, registering and scanning photos, carpooling volunteers, and “extolling lotsa bear hugs.” Anyone who is trained in photo restoration and is willing to offer their services free of charge should contact the company here.
Photo via CARE for Sandy