It’s only 2 days until the first annual Save Your Photos Day events take place worldwide on Saturday, September 27!
Last year, as a founding member of the local Memory Preservation Coalition, I helped to spearhead the volunteer recovery efforts to assist Colorado flood victims in recovering their water-logged and muddy photos, albums and videos. In all, over 80 volunteers helped to restore 20,000+ photos, videos and treasured memorabilia at 4 difference “rescue centers.”
In the last year, Cathi Nelson, founder of the Association of Personal Photo Organizers (APPO) had a vision to establish a worldwide annual event dedicated to preserving photos and other family memorabilia. The Memory Preservation Coalition members shared our expertise, along with other similar groups that had responded to disasters such as the Joplin, Missouri tornadoes, and the Save Your Photos Alliance became a reality.
There are over 60 events happening in the United States, with 2 being hosted in Colorado in Lone Tree and Boulder. I’m proud to serve as one of the organizers of the local Colorado events, and will be presenting several educational topics at the Lone Tree location (Memories to Digital, 8481 S. Yosemite in the Home Depot shopping center). Click the map to find other locations.
At the Colorado locations, there will be a series of 7 short educational presentations that repeat in the morning and afternoon. While the presentations are ongoing, there will also be free photos scanning of up to 25 loose prints sized 8.5 x 11 or smaller (fragile or special handling items may be scanned in lesser quantity if others are waiting).
Why participate in a free Save Your Photos Day event? Watch this short video clip to find out.
The original press release was posted here. Help spread the word…and hope to see you at the event!