It’s urgent that photos be gathered immediately and posted on Facebook before trucks clearing storm debris shovel them up and destroy them forever.
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Union Beach, N.J. (PRWEB) November 30, 2012
Thanks to the Flip-Pal Cares response team, Hurricane Sandy survivors in Union Beach, N.J. may soon be reunited with family photos that are washing up on local beaches.
Members of the public are invited to volunteer for the Union Beach Photo Scanning Drive this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2. This Saturday’s volunteers will need to check Facebook for the time and location of the scanning drive. On Sunday, the scanning drive will be from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Home Depot located at 3700 Highway 35 in Hazlet, N.J.
Volunteers and members of the Flip-Pal Cares rescue response team and Boy Scout troops from nearby Monmouth County will be using donated Flip-Pal mobile scanners to digitally scan thousands of photos, wedding albums and scrapbooks collected from the shoreline, wetlands and other piles of debris. All scanned photographs will be posted on Facebook for their owners to claim. Residents who have found additional photos can bring them to the event or drop them off at the Union Beach Municipal Building.
Those wishing to make a monetary donation to help defray supply costs can go to Restoring Union Beach Memories at http://www.gofundme.com/1k3w9c. This is a fundraising site set up by local Union Beach Photo Scanning coordinators, Jeanette Van Houten and personal historian Mary Danielsen.
For many who have lost their homes and possessions due to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the memories generated from one photo may be all they have left to tell the story of their family history.
“It’s urgent that photos be gathered immediately and posted on Facebook before trucks clearing storm debris shovel them up and destroy them forever,” said Danielsen.
“People have suffered a tremendous amount of loss due to Hurricane Sandy and if providing our scanners and supporting the photo recovery project helps people to get their photos back, then we are grateful to be helping in some small way,” commented Gordon Nuttall, CEO of Couragent, makers of Flip-Pal mobile scanner.
About the Flip-Pal mobile scanner
The Flip-Pal mobile scanner redefines photo and document scanning. With its patented flip-and-scan technology, the scanner is placed on an object, keeping it safely in place, rather than having to remove it from an album or frame.
The Flip-Pal® mark is a registered mark of Couragent, Inc. The Couragent™ mark is a trademark of Couragent, Inc. Couragent provides patented solutions that solve everyday problems and are designed to be simple to operate so many can use them, and have a combination of benefits not available elsewhere.