Volunteers To Help Restore Flood-Damaged Photos (AUDIO)

A two-day event at the Main Library at Goodwood seeks to help restore photos damaged in last year's historic floods.

Volunteers with Operation Photo Rescue will be available Friday, April 21 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 between 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to scan up to 20 photos per family on a first-come, first-served basis.

"You will go back home with your photos," Mary Stein with the East Baton Rouge Parish Library tells WJBO Newsradio. "They won't keep them, they'll never be out of your possession."

Instead, the scanned images will be sent to volunteers across the country who will then work to digitally restore the photos to as close to the originals as possible, free-of-charge.

Stein says because the work is done by volunteers, the restoration process does take some time, with the finished products arriving in your mailbox within six to 12 months.

Photo: Getty Images

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