advertisement

Photo rescue group plans Joplin handover event

Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 7:34 a.m. CST; updated 9:51 a.m. CST, Thursday, November 21, 2013

JOPLIN — A group that collected thousands of photos after the Joplin tornado is planning a ceremony this week in the southwest Missouri city.

The National Disaster Photo Rescue collected more than 35,000 photos after the deadly May 2011 twister. Ultimately, more than 17,000 of those images were reunited with more than 700 families.

During Friday's ceremony at the Joplin Museum Complex, the group will present the remaining photographs, documents and personal items to be archived. Those wishing to claim photos in the future will be able to do so with the help of museum staff.

The National Disaster Photo Rescue organization said in a news release it will continue to provide website and social media assistance to the Joplin Museum for the immediate future.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements