NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Priceless photos damaged by superstorm Sandy are being restored by several volunteers in our area.
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“There’s photos that are coming in that are wedding photos. There’s photos that are coming where another person may no longer be here anymore,” said Vik Manchanda, co-founder of GoPreserve and the group CARE For Sandy. CARE is short for Cherished Albums Restoration Effort.
He is among those scanning and cleaning storm-damaged photos for free.
They recently collected hundreds at a free photo restoration event in Belle Harbor, Queens.
“As soon as they open up their envelope of photos, they want to share their story and it’s nice because I can actually scan and talk and have a conversation at the same time,” he said.
The end result, in many cases, is remarkable.
“I mean you can’t even tell that photo was ever damaged or had any type of water damage,” he said.
Right now, they’re in Brooklyn. But the photo restorers are planning to hit other hard-hit areas in the coming weeks.
“It feels good because we’re able to do something good,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.