KUSA - A group of volunteers in Colorado has a message for flood victims: don't throw your waterlogged photographs and videos away.
Memory Preservation Coalition has set up "memory rescue centers" in Boulder, Denver, Fort Collins and Lone Tree. It's places where volunteers are rescuing damaged photographs and drying them.
The coalition promises to make digital copies of the images as well.
"We started talking last week when the flooding started. We said, 'what can we do to help?'" said Gwen Scherer, who helped found Memory Preservation Coalition. "I had one woman tell me, 'my whole life is in this box.' So, I think that to me that's what this represents."
The group needs volunteers to keep providing the service to flood victims like Nancy Martin of Longmont, whose basement flooded more than five feet.
On Tuesday, she and her husband were given back their restored photos.
"This is such a huge piece. I mean, this is our whole lives," said Martin to Marsha Knackstedt, who volunteered to restore two boxes worth of photos.
"They're not my photos, but I treasure them as much as if they were mine," said Knackstedt.
To volunteer, or to learn more about how to get your photos restored, please visit http://memorypreservationcoalition.org/.
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