Recovering Memories for Alabama Tornado Victims and Families

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Lost and found keepsakes at Mazer's furniture and appliance store in Homewood, Alabama

“Losing personal property is a hardship, but losing priceless family memories is heartbreaking,” says Mike Mazer, store owner.

Mazer Discount Superstore at 816 Green Springs Highway in Homewood has created a repository for keepsakes lost during last week’s severe tornadoes and storms in Alabama.

Any found items may be delivered or sent to the store c/o “Family Memories – Lost and Found”, which will be displayed the store’s flooring department. These can include loose photos, photo albums, children’s artwork, home videos, documents, and other small sized memorabilia. The store respectfully requests that donors avoid bringing in larger items.

“Losing personal property is a hardship, but losing priceless family memories is heartbreaking,” says Mike Mazer, store owner. “During the storm, personal belongings may have been carried for miles and we’d like to serve as a hub in the recovery of items of sentimental value. We also want to encourage anyone with ties to victims to let them know they can look for lost items at Mazer’s.”

Individuals seeking lost mementos will be encouraged to visit the store’s “memory aisles” often, through July, until the new Jimmie Hale thrift store opens in the same location, which was announced earlier this month.

An unrelated group is similarly posting found items from the Alabama tragedy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PicturesandDocumentsfoundafterAprilTornadoes?ref=ts&sk=wall

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