The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 2011 Joplin tornado

July 10, 2013

Lost Photos group slates claim days for July, August

— Lost Photos of Joplin has scheduled several claim days in upcoming weeks, with the first of those set for 3 to 7 p.m. today at the Joplin Family Worship Center, 5290 E. Seventh St.

Subsequent claim days will be:

- Noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, at the Joplin Family Worship Center.

- 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Central Christian Center, 410 Virginia Ave.

- Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Joplin Public Library, 300 S. Main St.

The Lost Photos project has reunited 16,539 photos with their owners after the photos were displaced in the May 2011 tornado. That’s just shy of the nearly 35,000 photos that were collected after the storm, according to project coordinator Donna Turner, and a push is being to reach that halfway mark.

About 20,000 photos remain in archives at the First Baptist Church in Carthage, waiting to be reunited with their owners, Turner said. Anyone who lost photos in the tornado may search the group’s new website at www.NationalDisasterPhotoRescue.net, 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 stitchergal1@yahoo.com.

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 Turner at 417-358-7266, or by cell at 417-793-3921.

Eventually, plans are to turn any photos that remain this fall over to the Joplin Museum Complex.

Far and wide

The 2011 Joplin tornado picked up tens of thousands of photos from about 8,000 buildings and homes that were hit and deposited them in parking lots, farm fields, roadways and lawns for miles in every direction. Images were found east of Springfield and even as far away as Paducah, Ky.

 

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