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Our mission is simple: to offer FREE digital restoration services for individuals and families whose photos have been damaged by October 2012's devastating hurricane. 
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Ever take a gander at our Easter Bunny time lapse? It shares a 7 hour restoration condensed into a mere 7 minutes set to Louis Moreau Gottschalk. Happy Easter everyone!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEVArwUBaIk
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Tune your TVs to +NY1 News "The Call" tomorrow night (Friday, November 7th) at 9:45pm (or a little earlier to be safe). +CARE for Sandy is thrilled to have been nominated "New Yorker(s) of the Week" and will be featured c/o a short pre-taped segment paired with a live sit down with guest host, +Maria Milito  (who also hails from +Q104.3

Special thanks go to the following awesome volunteers who rush restored images to fill beautiful albums & prints donated by Soho Photo Gallery and +Bestype Imaging. And of course we thank our two participating families: The Schneider family from Belle Harbor and The Joffe family from Long Beach, who invited Lee Lee and NY1's Reena Diamante into their homes for a few hours of story telling, hugs and surprises. 

Click the gif below to flip Sue Joffe's album.

Thanks everyone! 


GIFT GIVERS:
John Lam (+Bestype Imaging; Tribeca)
+Mike Cullen  (Twitter guru + album wrangler extraordinaire)
+Soho Photo Gallery (Tribeca)


RUSH RESTORATIONS:
+Becky Dobson  (Virginia Beach, VA)
+Charles Conti   (Dix Hills, NY)
+David Kettrey (Lebanon, IN)
+Jessica Lau  (Queens, NY)
+Joseph "Joey" LaDuke   (New Boston, MI)
+John Nugent  (Bovina, NY)
+Kim Van Ausdal  (Los Angeles, CA)
+Reka Bodnar-Jones  (Flemington, NJ)


PREVIOUS (BUT INCLUDED) RESTORATIONS:
+Amy Crooks  (Rahdrum, ID)
+Bob Travis (Northville, MI) 
+Brenda Holzworth (Scottsdale, AZ)
+Garry Horley  (Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada) 
+J Thornhill  (Stoke Edith, England)
+Kate McKinney  (Wethersfield, CT)
+Kyan Parker (Massillon, OH)
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How about a feel-good somethin' to start your week? Behold our new 2nd Anniversary video, featuring 81 out of 1,300 of our most stunning restorations. Watch in 1080pHD full-screen with your volume on high, then please please share with oodles of others, to inspire new volunteers to sign up so that we can continue helping our families for years to come. Without social media shares...CARE would cease to exist! 

CARE for Sandy ||| Hurricane-Damaged Photo Restorations ||| 2nd Anniversary Promo

October 29th is just around the corner, but nearly two years (15,000+ +Adobe Photoshop hours and on Lee Lee's behalf, 5,900 admin hours) later...CARE's amazing volunteers —who've found us c/o +Google , +Virb, +LinkedIn, +Twitter, +Graphic Artists Guild, +PBS, +AIGA National Design Center, +New York Daily News,  +All Hands, +PRI Public Radio International, +ABC News, +Corbis, +CNN, +PIX11 News, +Brokelyn,  +News 12 Brooklyn, +NYC Media, +Fox News,  +CNN, +Upworthy. +Toronto Star, +NJ.com, +Univision, +Time Out New York and elsewhere — are STILL helping to transform unhappy recollections of 'that' terrible event. So weddings, birthdays, barbecues, days at the beach and other moments from yesteryear are remembered with joy...not sadness.

The vid's beautiful song —"Lighthouse" from +Patrick Watson's album, Adventures in Your Own Backyard — has been licensed gratis courtesy of +Domino Recording Co. and +Secret City Records. Patrick is one of Lee Lee's all-time favorite artists. His music and live shows are BRILLIANT. 

More on Patrick: 
www.secretcityrecords.com/artists/patrick-watson

Buy on iTunes:
www.itunes.apple.com/us/album/adventures-in-your-own-backyard/id510468309

Buy on Google Play: 
www.play.google.com/store/music/album/Patrick_Watson_Adventures_In_Your_Own_Backyard?id=B6voi4q6tb2gvslfhksygphmm5u

Buy on Amazon: 
www.amazon.com/Adventures-Your-Backyard-Patrick-Watson/dp/B007HM303S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1412289237&sr=8-1&keywords=adventures+in+your+own+backyard


~ Enjoy ~
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This is so cool. One of my restorations was featured. It's the Christmas one with two ladies and a boy. I'm so excited.
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If you're in the NYC area TODAY looking for something to do, this collaged photo exhibition looks pretty fabulous and ends today. It makes CARE sad that thousands of vintage photographs have been sliced and diced. (wouldn't exactly call them 'found'), but the results are still gorgeous. The pieces are also enormous.

WNYC STORY: http://www.studio360.org/story/picture-worth-thousand-pictures-vik-muniz/

GALLERY/MORE IMAGES: http://www.sikkemajenkinsco.com/?v=exhibition&exhibition=5318df3c28edd&thumbs=true

Sikkema Jenkins & Co.
530 WEST 22ND STREET
NEW YORK NY 10011
TEL 212 929 2262 

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TUESDAY - SATURDAY
10 AM - 6 PM
Vik Muniz rearranges hundreds of found photos, reclaiming discarded memories and reminding us of the universal stories they carry.
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Look what we discovered today. Please vote! It's easy. Click on the link and look for the vote button. (Must be brand new, as we're only 3 away from Top Dog.)

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Those of you who have Twitter and Facebook accounts....help get the word out. We're 2 images shy of reaching our first 1,000 (ONE THOUSAND!!!) restorations. And could easily meet that goal today, but will be holding back so as to not be over-shadowed by Valentine's Day. Consider sharing your favorite before/after images c/o careforsandy.org/albums or flickr.com/photos/careforsandy and maybe the press will latch on, to attract new volunteers so that we can continue to help hurricane Sandy families.

Thousands more are still in need of skilled attention.

Photoshop geniuses apply here: careforsandy.org/restoration-specialists
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CARE for Sandy and survivors from alternate disasters have been featured in the story below. Mylio is a new Seattle-based company founded by world-wise photo/technology industry veterans, offering "photography software that will allow people to easily share their photos across all their devices, with extra editing & protection features built in." Be sure to watch the article's beautiful, accompanying video, too. (This serves as a good reminder to archive your heirloom images 'now', to avoid losses should the unthinkable ever occur.)

http://mylio.com/stories/the-one-thing-people-keep/
<p>From the Ashes   “The worst part was losing all the pictures.”   This is one of the first things Jennifer Hart-Abraham said to me. She was talking to me from the backyard of her rental home in St. Paul, Minnesota. Over the phone, I could hear frogs croaking in the distance.   Hart-Abraham is a friend of mine from high school. Over the previous weeks, I’d followed her Facebook posts about how her home in White Bear Lake, Minnesota burned to the...
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Our twitter king Mike discovered this fabulous set o' summer time then n' now mugs.
Photographer Carey Wagner put a 2014 spin on historical photos of city summers past while on assignment for The Wall Street Journal.
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Happy Easter, everyone. Here's a fun time lapse I created for the Horezga family from South Amboy, NJ. 7.5 hours of Photoshop condensed into 7.5 minutes. You can also read more about the Horezgas' Sandy experience in this 2/13 NJ.com article...when a chest of photos that had floated away from the family home was found by a beach comber just before it slipped into the ocean! 

Funny Bunny...Time Lapse Photoshop Restoration of Hurricane-Damaged Easter Treasure
http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2013/02/care_coming_to_sayreville_volu.html
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I will be more than honored to be part of this. Thank you!!! :)
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NEEDED: NY-located photo clean-up/ photo scan volunteer w' car

This post is for my NY volunteers. We're not accepting any new 2014 family photos for restoration due to the thousands still awaiting assistance,. At least until I feel like every existing family has received a generous number of restorations. But this waitlist registration memo from a granny who lives all around who lost everything to Sandy, really struck a chord. I'm hoping to find someone with a car who would be willing to drive to Oceanside, NY (on Long Island) to help hery. At minimum Id like to make sure she can start using  the trunk of her car again. More importantly, get those moldy photos out of those bags to inhibit further mold growth, get them aerated and dried and scanned. This might involve multiple trips depending on the condition of the photos.

UPDATE: have just learned the photos were placed in the garbage bags while still wet. Yikes. Might not be able to save them, but...Step one will involve no scanning. Simply damage-control + clean-up. The volunteer will need to have a large, clean, dry interior space (like a garage) with plenty of ventilation for placing the photos out to dry for assessment and future scanning. Which will likely mean that most city dwellers like myself won't have the necessary space. Mold is toxic and should not be inhaled. And anything that sewage has touched will stink like an outhouse, so you won't want the images anywhere near a living space.

I can loan the following: heavy-duty protective face masks, gloves, scanner, laptop (if needed), spray air dusters and a thumbnail drive .(Would require pick up in Park Slope, Brooklyn)

If willing, please send an email to careforsandy (at) gmail

Here is a portion of the woman's registration memo:

"I lost everything i owned in SSS. There was 4-5 ft water. There r very few family photos, saved if they were framed & high up-ie: on iano or furniture. All gone. Albums were on a bookcase, lower shelves, as were videos.All of my own childhood pics, poarents, dating back to the 1940's-50's, circa Bklyn, N.Y. Also all of my own childrenn  growing up in Oceanside, school, camps, vacations, etc. 
And a lot of my granchildren. But w granakids, most were on comp so I can get. Thousands in total gone. Were in the floods, moldy, oil & waste in water. I pulled outta water & put in garb bgs each w a damprid enclosed & have been in trunk of my car  a year & 1/2 now. Odor. ( I kept my car, since I vacated the nite b/4. I lived over 4 mos in a motel rm. If anything can be retored, salvaged, put on disk, I would be very grateful. I don't use trunk of my car. I'm very affected & upset & am in treatment...These 2 albums mean the world to me. My son & daughter r in their 40's now, & reside in other states. I live alone. I have received this info from the JCC, Oceanside,NY. A social worker there told me she got this info from the Camera Club there."

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Updates and developments from CARE for Sandy — offering FREE digital restoration services for cherished photos damaged by October 2012's hurricane.
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