The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 9, 2013

Lost Photos schedules claim days

From staff reports

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Lost Photos of Joplin project has scheduled a claim day at the Joplin Family Worship Center on West Seventh Street from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, and at the Joplin Public Library, 300 S. Main St., from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18.

To date, the project has returned 15,561 photos displaced by the 2011 tornado to their rightful owners, according to Donna Turner, who coordinates the claim days. The project has been an undertaking of the First Baptist Church in Carthage, Mo., where the photos have been cleaned and archived.

Anyone who lost photos in the tornado may search the group’s new website at where all photos are available for viewing.

Those who lost photos should check the site between now and the claim date, tag the photos, and send a message with name, address and phone number to

Those who are unable to do so or lack Internet access may look through copies of each and every photo in binders made by the group, which may be arranged by calling Donna Turner at 417-358-7266 or 417-793-3921.