Photo recovery efforts underway in tornado damaged areas

Bob Hessee checks out property owned by a friend and damaged by a tornado Sunday evening in Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Bob Hessee checks out property owned by a friend and damaged by a tornado Sunday evening in Baxter Springs, Kan., Monday, April 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

VILONIA, Ark. (AP) — A national nonprofit organization that works to reunite people with their photos following disasters is focusing on communities hard hit by recent tornadoes.

The National Disaster Photo Rescue is reaching out to people in the communities of Vilonia and Mayflower, Ark.; Quapaw, Okla.; and Baxter Springs, Kan.; to try to help collect, document and reunite people with their personal photographs free of charge. More than a dozen people were killed and homes and businesses destroyed when tornadoes tore through the communities earlier this week.

The organization is looking for community drop-off locations and groups interested in helping with the effort.

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Lost Photos of Baxter Springs https://www.facebook.com/ndprbaxterspringsks

Lost Photos of Quapaw https://www.facebook.com/ndprquapawok

Lost Photos of Mayflower and Vilonia https://www.facebook.com/ndprmayflowerviloniaar

www.nationaldisasterphotorescue.org

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