The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

April 9, 2013

Lost Photos of Joplin Project schedules upcoming claim days

Globe Staff Writer

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Lost Photos of Joplin project has scheduled claim days for tornado victims to search for missing photos. The first will run from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 E. 7th St.

The second will run from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Joplin Public Library, 300 S. Main St.

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, 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 by cell at 417-793-3921.