Behold our fourth of 4 restoration albums, representing over 1,700 entries bedazzled by our many global volunteers! Revisit this album frequently for new additions. Also visit our Flickr account to survey each Before + After set as a beautiful cascading wall

*Click on images to view impressively large full-screen versions. It takes close inspection to reveal how dirty most original damaged photographs are!

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  • lozacim_sayreville_20130216_025_cr2x_ACv1_RIP_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Crooks/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_043_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • cardli_redo_midlandbeach_20130413_009_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS!!! ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_054_cr_Anonv1_RIP_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Priceless!!! It's funny how things happen. I rarely speak to Kevin but I called him yesterday to confirm our plans for him to come down from Massachusetts on earth day to help me plant a wild flower garden in one of the fields left vacant by Hurricane Sandy. (Kevin was the best man in our wedding 43 years ago May 25th.) Thank you so much!! Love You.....Joe and Carey"

  • vicega_rockaways_112012_012b_cr_RIP_LBv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "This is so great, thanks. I just showed my cousins and one went to show my aunt...Thanks again!"

  • konoeljj_sayreville_20130216_023_cr_RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    *Volunteer returned this incomplete RIP. CARE Staff completed. ||| RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) +CFS ||| FAMILY: Elaine Konopka ||| Sayreville, NJ |||

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_065_cr_RIP_CFS_v1st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY ||| ABANDONED BY: Kim Sherwill (Woodbury, CT) 2/17/16. ||| Photo was adopted by it's first volunteer nearly a year and a half ago. Volunteer communication ceased nine months ago. PLEASE don't offer to restore photos if unable to keep commitments. Or at least be willing to let us know if you're unable to restore your selection so as to not leaving sad families hanging for nada. Abandoned photos are rarely re-adopted. Plus disappearing without word just ain't nice!

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_056_cr_Anonv1_RIP_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thank you again for all your wonderful work you do. Once again I appreciate all the time & effort you do...This picture is very special. It is a picture of my best friend Carol, who has been gone for 8 years now. It brought back memories from over 50 years as friends. Thanks again for always bringing me happy memories. Love you."

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_075_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • lozacim_sayreville_20130216_020_cr_RIP_JEv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jack Earl (Dedham, MA) ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_023_cr_RIP_v1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • kellstl_redhook_20130224_083_cr_RIP_xxxv1_st_splice_100

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit (Queens)

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_065_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| “Again I want to thank you for all the hard work you do for people like me. It's been a long four years & tho everything you've been through you still continue to help…So again thank you, you will never know how special you are to me & how happy I am every time I see an email from you…Thank you for everything.”

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_014_cr_RIP_LBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Once again, thank you for your hard work restoring our photos. This picture is from my wedding, 21 years ago this month. It is especially poignant because we recently lost my wonderful father-in-law."

  • kapiroa_nassau_20130407_009_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Brooklyn, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| ABANDONED BY: Lindsey H. (Victoria, BC, Canada) 6/5/15 ||| Photo was adopted by it's first volunteer nearly a year and a half ago. Communication ceased over a year ago. PLEASE don't offer to restore photos if unable to keep commitments. Or at least be willing to let us know if you're unable to restore your selection so as to not leaving sad families hanging for nada. Abandoned photos are rarely re-adopted. Plus disappearing without word just ain't nice!

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_018_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| “Again I want to thank you for all the hard work you do for people like me. It's been a long four years & tho everything you've been through you still continue to help…So again thank you, you will never know how special you are to me & how happy I am every time I see an email from you…Thank you for everything.”

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_083_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| “Again I want to thank you for all the hard work you do for people like me. It's been a long four years & tho everything you've been through you still continue to help…So again thank you, you will never know how special you are to me & how happy I am every time I see an email from you…Thank you for everything.”

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_022_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous as well. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY

  • pesslya_nassau_20130407_043_cr2x_RIP_TKv1_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY ||| "After 4 yrs to the day we appreciate what you are doing I kind of forgot about it because it still hurts how much we lost....Thanks a bunch👍"

  • pottsat_sayerville_20130216_011_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Athena Potts ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_045_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_015_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ

  • chrige_nassau_20130407_018_cr2x_RIP_JWv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Geri Christianson ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_051_cr_RIP_JLv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Yes this is an appropriate restoration of Ben...Thanks for the restoration!"

  • hittli_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    Happy Halloween! RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Linda Hittleman ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_050_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "The photos look great and as usual I thank u very much!"

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_063_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_091_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thanks again for the great job. You are the best!"

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_020_cr_RIP_BDv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| “Again I want to thank you for all the hard work you do for people like me. It's been a long four years & tho everything you've been through you still continue to help… those pictures of my mom, dad & son were very special. It will be 15 years halloween my dad is gone & the picture of mom's eyes looking right into mine made me miss her so much. I sobbed for 10 minutes just wishing she was here with me, I really miss her so much at times like this. So again thank you, you will never know how special you are to me & how happy I am every time I see an email from you…Thank you for everything.”

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_021_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS!!! ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank...for the restoration. The pics look great and bring back memories of looking at this pic in a photo album my family had. That's me, the little baby sitting on moms lap."

  • vicega_rockaways_112012_010b_cr_RIP_TKv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park (Queens), NY

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_032_cr_RIP_LBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| *Note the ironic HURRICANE sign to the right...

  • pesslya_nassau_20130407_016_cr2x_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY ||| "After 4 yrs to the day we appreciate what you are doing I kind of forgot about it because it still hurts how much we lost....Thanks a bunch👍"

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_013_cr2x_RIP_DBv1_st_splice_hori_sepia

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| Family provided with a classic B&W version as well as this warm tint. (The document is massive...poster-sized.)

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_036_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS!!! ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thanks very much for the photos. They look very good.

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_036_RIP_AYv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • chrige_nassau_20130407_013_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Geri Christianson ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • vicega_rockaways_112012_011a_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Thanks so much...that's my sister!"

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_011_RIP_LBv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • fallri_Sayreville_20130216_015cr2x_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_bw

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Rita Fallon ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Thank you so much! Truly amazing how dedicated everyone is. I certainly appreciate your help and that of everyone else...We all have memories but as they say pictures are worth a thousand words...Thanks again."

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_012_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| Staff Note: This marks this family's final restoration. Their damaged album is complete! ||| "Yay!! Thank you!! That is my mom and my younger brother on our road trip down to Florida! Somewhere along the way, he decided to start calling my mother "mammy" and wearing goggles everywhere. It was an awesome trip and this is my mom's favorite picture from it! Thank you so much...Much love"

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_032_cr_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "What a great job! Wow! The Cub Scout pictures bring back memories. One is my son and both boys are Eagle Scouts. Thanks for all you do!"

  • cardli_redo_midlandbeach_20130413_006_cr2x_RIP_JNv2_st2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_019_RIP_AYv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_066_cr_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Another great job. In the corner of his chair it looks like a piece of a chocolate bunny that was melting in his hands & all over him as he tried to eat it. This is a picture where we both had some cleaning to do. Thank you & rockstar Virginia for a beautiful job. Love you & all your hard work."

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_020_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "You're right it's my lucky week! It's so exciting to open the photos. I never know what I will find. Thanks again for all you and the other volunteers do."

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_039_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "What a great job! Wow! The Cub Scout pictures bring back memories. One is my son and both boys are Eagle Scouts. Thanks for all you do!"

  • wardjem_nassau_20130407_015_cr2x_RIP_SKv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY ||| "Wow...... another picture!! Thank you so much! I love it and what perfect timing with Mother's Day starting in a few minutes! :) Thanks again"

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_024_cr_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS!!! ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you so much for the work you do to help us. This is a blessing. Thank you soooo much. This picture is my parents on their honeymoon. I remember the details. It was 1950, at a resort in upstate New York, with a farm by a beautiful lake. They used to speak of their honeymoon with very fond memories. I miss them and those this stories terribly."

  • atkishm_sayreville_20130216_004_cr_RIP_DKv3_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Sharon M. Atkinson ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| STAFF NOTE: We hadn't heard from this family in a very long while, so Googled and learned the sweet owner of this photo passed away. We reached out to the funeral home of note accordingly and requested that her family contact us to retrieve her wonderful restorations, to no avail. So if you recognize this photo/family and can put us in touch with the remaining family members, please write to careforsandy (at) gmail.

  • fallri_Sayreville_20130216_004_cr_RIP_KVAv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Rita Fallon ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "You brought tears to my eyes...And wow California! People certainly reached out to us. Now that make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. People helping people...Thank you so much! Truly amazing how dedicated everyone is. I certainly appreciate your help and that of everyone else...We all have memories but as they say pictures are worth a thousand words...Thanks again."

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_037_cr2x_RIP_st2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "These photos are magnificent. Such an ancient photo looking like this. I can't believe it. That is my maternal granddad right in front with his hand on the horse. I can't believe you are still doing these! Thanks again to you and everyone of your gang...I can't thank you enough for doing this." ||| (You can't tell from Flickr's highest available public resolution, but every micro area of this photo was covered in little dots and scratches...)

  • vicega_rockaways_112012_009b_cr_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park (Queens), NY ||| "You're the best, thanks!"

  • wadewic_nassau_20130407_020_cr_RIP_LBv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: William Wade ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_019_cr_ACv1_RIP_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "Thank you for another beautiful restoration! Each restoration is such a lovely surprise! Happy spring!"

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_061_cr_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Thank you for the restoration! This is a picture taken at Sea World of my kids probably 20 years ago? It's so exciting to open the file to see what's been restored."

  • chrige_nassau_20130407_005_cr2x_RIP_JNv1_st4_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Geri Christianson ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • vicega_rockaways_112012_010c_cr_RIP_TKv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "You're the best! Funny, my cousin's marriage didn't last but I still love that dress. Thanks."

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_044_cr2x_RIP_Anonv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Long Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "You are amazing and your commitment to this project is admirable...each restoration is such a gift."

  • glasje_nassau_20130407_004_cr_RIP_Anon_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jerry Glassman ||| LOCATION: Bellmore, NY ||| "What a wonderful surprise to receive your e-mail with the restorations. The smiling bride carrying the cala lilies was my mother-in-law. Thanks to your efforts my grandchildren will see a wonderful photo of their great grandmother when she was a young woman. Thanks again."

  • kapiroa_nassau_20130407_004_cr_RIP_SKv1_st2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_019_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "many thanks for all the hard work you have done..."

  • guisda_midlandbeach_20130407_002_cr_RIP_KAv1_st2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Re-photographed rather than scanned as photo was affixed to glass. ||| Dear Family...We've been trying to get in touch with you for over a year. Your contact info has presumably changed. Please contact careforsandy (at) gmail so that we can deliver your beautiful restorations!

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_010_cr2xB_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "What a surprise! Thank you for your dedication and hard work. The twins in the picture are my cousins and they are 21 years old now."

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_039_cr_RIP_AYv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "many thanks for your perseverance and kindness...will share with the family :-) "

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_021_cr_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| "GORGEOUS!! I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. This is truly a labor of love...I can't wait to see more."

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_034_cr_st_RIP_RBJv1_st3_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team RBJ (Flemington, NJ) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "That is my beautiful younger daughter at about 9 or 10 years old. You captured the coloring perfectly. I can't believe your dedication to this restoration project. I wish you the best of luck and only good fortune and happiness. xoxo"

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_018_cr_RIP_ACv3_st2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team CFS/Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| Per Thea's brothr..."That's my sisters, and me in my mothers arms. I'm thinking the picture was taken by my Dad around 1960. This is a nice memory, and I had nice blonde hair. Thanks so much for restoring this picture, I will definitely have this framed."

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_014_cr_RIP_KAv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Thanking you once again for the recent restored photos...(a) very early photo of our second son. Priceless memories!!!!!"

  • guisda_midlandbeach_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_SFCv2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: SFC ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Re-photographed rather than scanned as photo was affixed to glass. ||| Dear Family...We've been trying to get in touch with you for over a year. Your contact info has presumably changed. Please contact careforsandy (at) gmail so that we can deliver your beautiful restorations!

  • ardijea_midlandbeach_20130407_044_cr_RIP_KAv1_st2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jessica Ardi/The Ardi Family ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • kellstl_redhook_20130224_091_cr_SKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sandra Kerry (Portland, ME) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit (Queens), NY ||| "Guatemala in 1991. A community self-help project enabled by "food-for-peace" through the US NGO SHARE. The food, US surplus commodities, allowed for food-for-work participation in this roadbuilding as well as monetization for purchases of cement, materials, tools, which the community would not otherwise have been able to afford."

  • barrtak_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_DKv2_st2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Tanya K. Barrett ||| LOCATION: Mastic Beach(Long Island), NY ||| "It's awesome. You have no idea how much it means...I am so thankful to you and all the wonderful volunteers. Thanks again...(This is) Diamond Cove Resort in Lake George (NY)."

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_017_cr_RIP_JNv1_st2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "This photo shows me on the left and my best friend Kathy on the right. I wish I still had that Barbie doll (an original). When I was a teenager I gave it to my little niece. Sadly, along the way it got thrown out. Now I have a picture of it and my best friend. (She passed away from a congenital heart defect when she was in her early thirties). You preserve memories and touch lives!! Thanks again."

  • vicega_rockaways_112012_008b_cr_RIP_AYv1_st2_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Thanks so much for continuing to send photos you've worked on. Know that it's truly appreciated by my family and friends."

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_038_cr2x_RIP_KAv1_st2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you very much for restoring these pictures. I appreciate the good work you are doing and keeping the memories alive."

  • wadewic_nassau_20130407_015_cr_RIP_LBv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: William Wade ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "When I opened the e-mail, both my wife and daughter( the two pictured), were next to me. I immediately showed them the restoration, and both were taken aback at the work done. Once again, please pass along to your entire staff, our gratitude in the time and effort put forth to restore not only our photos, but to all the families who submitted photos to your group. This has been more than three years of painstaking work by all. And of course, again, you came through with flying colors. From both Denise and I, a huge thank you."

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous as well. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| "GORGEOUS!! I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. This is truly a labor of love...I can't wait to see more." ||| Note: ABANDONED BY: Marilyn Kelley (Stirling, Ontario, Canada) without explanation or apology. PLEASE don't offer to restore photos if unable to keep commitments. Or at least be willing to let us know if you're unable to restore your selection so as to not leaving sad families hanging for nada. Abandoned photos are rarely re-adopted.

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jerry Glassman ||| LOCATION: Bellmore, NY ||| "WOW!!!! This is amazing. The tinted photo looks as if it were taken yesterday. Thank you so much." ||| Family also provided with alternate version with ambiguous background details removed.

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    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park (Queens), NY ||| "Thank you so very much....Please tell the volunteer that the picture is perfect and I love it. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! :) I am completely grateful to you for all you do and have done."

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    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "many thanks for all the hard work you have done..."

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    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Bellmore (Long Island), NY Dear Family. We haven't received responses to any of our emails, texts or phonecalls in over a year. Including after we sent this time intensive restoration. We've therefore moved your remaining images to our UNCOMMUNICATIVE FAMILIES folder. We're assuming your contact info has changed. Please get in touch so that we can get your beautiful restorations to you! careforsandy (at) gmail. xox

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    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "I am beyond shocked (with) the amazing restoration! This is the ONLY picture that survived of MY very first Christmas!! That's me and my mom!! Each restoration you have given me (and of my family) has held such tremendous memories. I remember seeing this picture in my baby book (long gone) and my mom talking to me about that day. I was able to see the picture so vividly in my head because I had looked at it so much as a child. Now, I can see it for real again! Thank you!"

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    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Jerry Glassman ||| LOCATION: Bellmore, NY ||| "What a wonderful surprise to receive your e-mail with the restorations. The smiling bride carrying the cala lilies was my mother-in-law. Thanks to your efforts my grandchildren will see a wonderful photo of their great grandmother when she was a young woman. Thanks again."

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Manhassett, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thank you for restoring these pictures for me these last 3 years & I want you to know how much I appreciate all your hard work even after all you been through...Your emails are one of my favorites, right up there with the pictures of my grandchildren. Again thank you so much. You are a wonderful person for taking so much of your time doing this for people like me...My love to you."

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    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "They are beautiful...TY for all you work...truly well done :-)" ||| Note picture framed on wall in background. We restored that as well. View it here.

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_062_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit (Queens,) NY

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    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: M. Trattner ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Red Hook), NY ||| *Image was stuck behind cracked, dirty glass within a large frame...so was photographed rather than scanned.

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    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thanks for the great photo!"

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    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Thanking you once again for the recent restored photos. My oldest son Andrew by the Christmas tree. Andrew just turned 42 this month. We still have many of the ornaments that are on that tree even though we lost many ornaments from hurricane Sandy...Priceless memories!!!!!"

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

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    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay), NY ||| "You and your team are all inspiring! I am delighted when I receive a CARE for Sandy email. Today, you guys have out done yourself. In the fact you remember Nancy's name and re-stored her photo to a real like version of her young beautiful face. Mom was without words but overwhelmed with tears! I bow to each and everyone of you. Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart!"

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    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| Click here to view this restoration as a time-lapsed, holiday video! ||| "Thank you so very much. I just loved the video. I'm sending it to all my friends & family. It is just remarkable all the hard work involved. Please know that I truly do appreciate all the hard work you do. Whenever I see an email from you I get excited knowing it's going to bring back wonderful memories & it always does. Again thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Have a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!"

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    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS!!! ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thank you again for another restoration of my children from 33 years ago. Those memories are so precious. Each and everyone of these pictures mean a lot to me. I want you to know how special you are to continue to take so much of your time doing this for us, and to know we are forever grateful. You deserve a break for all your hard work and I hope you take it and have a wonderful holiday and happy new year."

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    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Bellmore (Long Island), NY Dear Family. We haven't received responses to any of our emails, texts or phonecalls in over a year. Including after we sent this time intensive restoration. We've therefore moved your remaining images to our UNCOMMUNICATIVE FAMILIES folder. We're assuming your contact info has changed. Please get in touch so that we can get your beautiful restorations to you! careforsandy (at) gmail. xox

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. Sly and Freddie Stone, of Sly & the Family Stone circa 1968 or 1969, near the stage entrance of New York City's Ed Sullivan Theater. 1968 marked the bands show debut, though this may have been snapped during 1969 during their second apprearance. Watch a clip here. (Susan played paparazzi as a preteen. She presented us with a marvelous collection of celebrity snapshots, all shot c/o Ed Sullivan Show guests. Her collection is so special to her, she submitted no family photographs.) Stone family! We'd love to surprise our family with an autographed print. Write to careforsandy (at) gmail...

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Long Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "What a wonderful thanksgiving gift! Thank you for this wonderful photo ! Xoxo"

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    RESTORED BY: Craig M. Boyles (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY ||| "Thank you so much to the wonderful person who took their time to restore this picture and to you for getting it to us! It is such a nice Thanksgiving surprise!"

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    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Athena Potts ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY ||| "OMG thank you so much!! I love this picture!! Talk about a flash to the past! This was ____'s b-day party with cousins and friends in 1st grade! She'll be so excited to see it tomorrow! Thank you so much!"

  • lozacim_sayreville_20130216_023_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORE BY: Team Dobson/CFS!!! ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

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    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Elaine Konopka ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| *Part of a charming first communion series featuring four generations of little girls, as seen in this (also restored) photo/poster combo. Family provided with several color variations ||| ABANDONED BY: Martin Rigby (Brooklyn, NY) 2/26/13. Gave up attempting to net a restoration after a year and eight months of ignored update inquiries sent to multiple addresses. PLEASE do not offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. Or if you've changed your mind about restoring for us, bow out in a timely way with grace and class so that we can manage family expectations.

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    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS!!! ||| FAMILY: Elaine Konopka ||| Sayreville, NJ ||| *Family provided with tinted variation as well. ||| ABANDONED BY: Lauren Marshall (St. Louis, MO) along with 2 additional images. Please don't offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. Or at least be respectful and let us know before eons have passed so that we can manage family expectations.

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    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

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    RESTORED BY: Ara Ghajanian ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| SIDE NOTE: Abandoned by its first volunteer, the Community College of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA) in 2013 without apology or explanation. In fact this school abandoned dozens (!) of images in similar fashion, resulting in sad families who initially waited 6+ months for nada plus oodles of wasted administrative hours that could have been used to restore family photos. Thanks to our new volunteer for the great save!!!

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    RESTORED BY: Kristen Monthei (Baltimore, MD) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "Me and my sponsor on my Confirmation Day. My cousin Eileen was my sponsor. Sadly, she passed away at 40 years old from cancer. This, too, is a special picture for me..You are like an angel in the wings for me. So incredible that you are still doing this!!! Much love..."

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    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY *Dear family. We haven't received responses to any of our restoration emails or phonecalls since May 2015. Please get in touch, as we can't continue to restore photos without basic acknowledgement.

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    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay), NY ||| "Wow, that is frigin off the hook beautiful!!! Thank you 👍🙏🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈That's my grandmother with my mom. She was wearing I believe a pink dress with flowers and grandma is holding Hunter green coat and hat. Mom with blonde 'n blue eyes. She is going cry when she see this photo tonight. Thank you all so much for these daily surprises 😊🙏. You both made my day! Xoxo" + "Please understand how so appreciative I am the FREE fabulous service you have offer us Hurricane Sandy victims. There is no way I can ever re-pay you and your dedicated staff for every photo you have re-stored for my family. Just know you all are forever in my heart for the care "re-stores" of my past. The only way I can say THANK YOU is from the bottom of my heart! To you and your dedicated staff." *Special additional thanks goes to CARE's Midland Beach Scanning Event volunteer, L. Perera, for having saved the face of the pictured grandma via careful cleaning. Her face was initially covered in caked on dirt before scanning. Had he not been so careful, it would have been impossible to restore grandma as the family remembered her.

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Athena Potts ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ This photo was unfortunately originally abandoned by two separate volunteers. PLEASE do not offer to restore photos if you can't keep commitments. Or at minimum be willing to send a quick courtesy notification if no longer able. :(

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY *Dear family. We haven't received responses to any of our restoration emails or phonecalls since May 2015. Please get in touch, as we can't continue to restore photos without basic acknowledgement.

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    RESTORED BY: Veterans Day Well Wisher (U.S.A.) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Amazing restorations! Thanks so much!"

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    RESTORED BY: Devon Johnson (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY *Dear family. We haven't received responses to any of our restoration emails or phonecalls since May 2015. Please get in touch, as we can't continue to restore photos without basic acknowledgement.

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    RESTORED BY: Catherine Dimitrios (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: Schieda Family ||| LOCATION: Wantagh (Long Island), NY ||| "As always thank you for this image. This is an amazing job by you people, from the bottom of our hearts thank you. As always please pass our thanks on to you people who did this work. Many of the family said what a great job you all are doing. Once again, thank you for all you efforts to restore our memories."

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    RESTORED BY: Team Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Hy Kapito ||| LOCATION: Baldwin Harbor, NY ||| Circa 1963

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    RESTORED BY: Team RBJ (Flemington, NJ) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Linda Hittleman ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "You know how much I appreciate it!!! My little girl is now working and living In the city ... Time does fly / thanks for your help xx"

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    RESTORED BY: Devon Johnson (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Bell ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

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    RESTORED BY: Craig M. Boyles (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

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    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Yes, that is the Jersey shore. Another great job. Thanks again for everything & have a wonderful holiday. You are the best."

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    RESTORED BY: Laura Macfadyen (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY ||| "Wow London that's incredible!! I just told ____ someone is working on it in London and she is shocked someone so far away will be working on a pic of her! ...Thank you so much!!! I love it and so appreciate the work of the volunteer in London and your work on it! It's funny I can remember taking the picture but for the life of me I can't remember where. You would think a person would remember where they saw a big shark's head! Thanks again and have a great day! :)"

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    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit (Queens)

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit (Queens)

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Wow!!!!!! That's one of the Mets fans!!!! He will love this photo!!!! Please know that we love you and greatly appreciate the joy you have given to our family!!!"

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    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "thanks for putting a smile on my face"

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    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island

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    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY *Dear family. We haven't received responses to any of our restoration emails or phonecalls since May 2015. Please get in touch, as we can't continue to restore photos without basic acknowledgement.

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    RESTORED BY: Valerie Ryan (Roswell, GA) ||| FAMILY: Geri Christianson ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

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    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island

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    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Omg thank u so much .. I cant believe what great work u guys have done"

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay), NY ||| "The beautiful work you and your staff has done with restoring my photos is beyond words! My mom cried when I showed her the picture of the both of us. She shared the whole day events of the day this photo was taken right down to the colors of our outfits! Thank you for your continued dedication to restoring our Sandy photos. 👍"

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    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Thanks so much. The picture where my cousin is flexing brought me to tears. I just today moved out of the family home since my dad died and we had to sell. Seeing my cousin in what used to be my grandmother's living room brought back a lot of wonderful memories. Thank you so much."

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    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

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    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "The pictures are absolutely phenomenal! ... lovely photo of my Mom and her sister, Aunt Cathy with their friends. It is such a pretty photo!!! Thank you so very, very much..The quality of the work is unbelievable! I know that you have added some extra special attention to be sure they look great. They are so much better than what I had before. I do appreciate the care and time you give to my restorations. And, of course, I appreciate the work of all the volunteers who have worked on them as well."

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    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY

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    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay), NY ||| *Family provided with a second variation in which hand-penciled date remained. ||| "I'm speechless! Words can not express how fabulous you and your team are! All I can say is THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.😂 You have restored one of my favorite photos of me at my favorite childhood spot ... Breezy Point!"

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    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Lol, thanks, perfect day when I can embarrass my cousin. Thanks so much!"

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    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "The photo of my Dad, brother and family dog is precious. My Dad died when I was thirteen and I have very few photos of him. I have the wedding picture, thanks to you and maybe one or two more. But this one is "family" so very special. Love it!! BTW, that dog belonged to my brother. Turns out she was very over protective of me and they had to get rid of her. Can you believe it!!!!...Thank you so very, very much. The quality of the work is unbelievable! I know that you have added some extra special attention to be sure they look great. They are so much better than what I had before. I do appreciate the care and time you give to my restorations. And, of course, I appreciate the work of all the volunteers who have worked on them as well."

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    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY ||| "Once each summer until the late 1970's there was a small mela (fair) in the high meadows (about 10,000 feet asl) at a place called Dain Kund. No townspeople, just paharis, gujars. Hindus and Muslims getting along together. This pahari boy, handicaped with a club foot, has a new flute his father had just bought for him --- which he is obviously pleased with. the picture I just sent from my phone shows the two of them, father and son; I think the one you have is just the boy. Obviously very poor paharis, raggedy clothes, enjoying a day at the fair and splurging on a flute for the boy who, with his handicap, has a pretty dim future. At the end of the 70's the air force grabbed the meadows and fenced them off to build a radar station (some said it was just to give the generals a cool place to hang out in the hot season.) Anyway, the first couple of years after the air force takeover locals could still attend (after all, some of them lived way up there) but I as a foreigner could not and I heard that the fair was discontinued soon after. But googling Dain Kund just now shows that the air force roads have made the place accessible to Indian tourists. The once-pristine environment is probably spoiled by trash left by drunken Punjabis. No mention of an annual fair."

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    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY ||| "Thanks so much for the restoration!! ____ just became a teenager this month so it's so nice to see a reminder of 'smaller times'!! I'll give her your message b/c you are right she does consider dress-up fun any day!...By the way I showed ____ the picture and she loves it!!!! Thanks again to you for getting it to us and to the wonderful, generous volunteer that restored it!! :) You guys are awesome!!! :) "

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    RESTORED BY: Craig M. Boyles (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| "GORGEOUS!! I can't thank you enough for all your hard work. This is truly a labor of love. Please tell the volunteer who restored the picture of my mom in her baby carriage, how much this means to me. Having that picture of her is truly a treasure! He or she did a wonderful job. I can't wait to see more."

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Thanks so much. We just sold the house since my father died so my sisters will like this pix."

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    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ

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    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

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    RESTORED BY: Craig M. Boyles (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit (Queens), NY ||| "many thanx again...yes, afghanistan. he was walking along this barren stretch of land somewhere on the way from kabul to mazar-i-sharif. photo taken from car window with long lens. lucky one. love." ||| ABANDONED BY: Joan Greenman (Oregon City, OR) 3/19/13. Please don't offer to restore photos if unable to keep commitments. Or at least be a decent human being, by letting us know if you're unable to restore your selection so as to not leaving sad families hanging for nada. Thanks to our new volunteer for the rescue!

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    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "I need to know how you time things so perfectly? This is me and my baby brother and it's just in time for his wedding next month!!!! You and your volunteers continue to amaze me with your dedication! After almost 3 years, you and your team continue to work tirelessly to give back cherished memories, in most cases, to people you've never met. The book you gave us sits on my dresser and makes me smile every time I see it....My special book is still as cherished today as it was when I received it ! Now it will have another addition. Sending lots of love and thanks. Christine and family"

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    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you for my final two restorations. You will never know the extent of my gratitude for your efforts. Photos are my most valued possessions. Thank you for saving them for me!!" ||| *Image was stuck behind glass, hence photographed rather than scanned.

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    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: William Wade ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Once again, thank you and your staff for amazing and painstaking work on restoring these photos. This photo was taken in first grade (she is now in her second year of college!)...great work of your staff. Thank you."

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    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY ||| "Thank you so much , it seems like a long memory now since we first started it, still hurts how much we lost but this helps😀👍"

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Yakima, WA) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Wow!!!! That's me holding My son Benjamin with Andrew's foot in the picture. A rare photo of me with dark hair. Receiving this photo is bittersweet because our family homestead that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy was demolished by the state just two days ago. It's fitting that Andrew's foot is in this picture because his family left the homestead (where this picture was taken) exactly one year ago today. Somehow I think you knew all this.... I am writing this as I stand on this vacant lot that once was home to 5 generations of my family hoping that you realize how important the fond memories that you rescued are to me and my family...... Love Joe and Carey Kloc"

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    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

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    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| "Thank you soooo much!!!!!!! You are doing a wonderful thing restoring these photos and on behalf of my family: THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!!!!! Your commitment to this work astounding!!!"

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    RESTORED BY: Laura Macfadyen (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY ||| ”Thank you so much for sending the re-stored picture! Very cool that someone all the way in London re-stored it!…Yes it was Disneyland when ____ was 6…The Dumbo ride was the only ride she got up the nerve to sit just long enough for me to snap a photo before she bolted off (thus the serious looking face). But I'm happy to have back this picture since it was my only one...Take care and thank you again to you and the wonderful volunteer who took their time to bring a smile and memory to a total stranger across the globe!”

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    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY ||| "Thank you so much , it seems like a long memory now since we first started it, still hurts how much we lost but this helps😀👍"

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you so very much for the wonderful restorations... Photos capture immortal Memories, memories..."

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thanks for the picture of my son & my puppy Kady. She was a great dog. Good memories. Thanks again!" ABANDONED BY: Lisa Fantelli (Plainfield, VT). (We gave up attempting to net a return after nearly a year had passed. All inquiries were ignored. Please do not offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. Or at least send a respectful notification if circumstances change, so as to not leave sad families hanging!)

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    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Athena Potts ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Thank you so much, that's my cousin Danny with his guide dog...Thanks!!!"

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    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY

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    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "Love getting these photos, such a blast from the past! We were married Sept 29... It was a very warm day, my husband was melting! Thank you for all your hard work! Another awesome job! Happy summer."

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    RESTORED BY: Team CFS/Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) ||| FAMILY: Jessica Ardi/The Ardi Family ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

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    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| "Gorgeous restorations as usual!!! ...Once again, thank you!...Please thank the volunteers for all their hard work. They will never know how much we appreciate it!!!

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    RESTORED BY: Team CFS/Dobson! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "Yes! LOL that is curly-haired me second from left. If the date is true, I was 9 years old that summer. Other girls are my cousins. Absolutely amazing how the legs match. I can't get over what you guys can do!...Thanks so much for the amazing work. It is so special how a photo one hasn't seen in years brings back such a nice memory!"

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Vancouver, BC) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY

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    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY ||| "1967, on the road from simla to chandigarh. this boy was on the roadside near Kasauli (actually at the town of Solan Brewery) in Himachal Pradesh just before the Punjab border. with a slight clubfoot his family could not use him in the fields for agricultural work and set him up on the roadside near the last beer shop in Himachal Pradesh (where beer is cheaper than in Punjab) to capture the empties from Punjabis who would booze it up on the way back to Chandigarh, Ambala or Ludhiana. needless to say, for non-drinkers the road, in both directions, was often a series of harrowing close calls."

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Anchorage, AK) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY ||| *This is the family's most cherished image.

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    RESTORED BY: Leo B. (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Omg thank u so much i'm totally greatful...Thanks a million my pictures are amazing ... U deserve more then a break u guyd rock!!"

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    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (USA) ||| FAMILY: Linda Hittleman ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY (photo = East Atlantic Beach) ||| "Hi and thank you so much! the two on the left are mine and the boy kneeling was a neighbor...the one in the middle just graduated from Duke University!!!.... thank you so much for these restorations - it means so much to me...."

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Linda Hittleman ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thanks so much! That little boy just turned 26!!!" ||| *Family provided files, with and without date. ABANDONED BY: Peggy Staley (Lewiston, ID). PLEASE do not offer to volunteer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. At minimum be willing to let us know if circumstances change, i.e. if no longer able to restore a photo. If done in a timely way we'll totally understand. : (

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    RESTORED BY: Team CFS/Dobson! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "OMG!! I can't believe you are still working away at this...The photos are amazing!!!! Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, Kathy and I --- WOW!! They are truly beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you...Thanks again for doing this wonderful thing." ||| *Almost all original color, beyond magenta, faded away long ago. Therefore this restoration was for the most part hand tinted.

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "OMG!! I can't believe you are still working away at this...The photos are amazing!!!! Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, Kathy and I --- WOW!! They are truly beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you...Thanks again for doing this wonderful thing."

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    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Thanks so much. This is my cousin who passed away so my family will be happy to see this."

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    RESTORED BY: Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) + CFS ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY |||"Wow, what a terrific job! Unbelievable...Thank you so much to you and the volunteer in Idaho. Best & xoxoxoxo"

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    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY *Dear family. We have sent this + additional restorations via email, which according to our paid for tracking plug-in are not getting read. CARE can't keep phoning every time a restoration is ready and when communication lapses. We need to be able to correspond with someone with an active, regularly checked email address who also knows how to monitor his/her spam bins. If you wish to continue to receive restorations you MUST provide us with a new contact (name/email) of a friend or family member who will be able to communicate with ease. Better yet, please have this new contact send us an email so that we can be assured that our responses and other correspondences are not being sent in vain. Thank you! : )

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    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY

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    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Dolores & Phil Sabbatino ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ABANDONED BY: Rich Jordan (Monterey, CA) 1/16/13. After original volunteer adopted this image, he proceeded to ignore every inquiry we sent over the next 9 months. No explanation, no apology, no contact whatsoever. Please do not offer to restore images if you cannot keep commitments. Or at minimum bow out with grace before your 3-month deadline has passed, rather than making our families wait expectantly...for nothing. We'll understand if you change your mind and let us know in a timely way. : (

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    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you! Isn't he the cutest? My nephew was 4 when I got married. (He's 24 now!!! Those years flew.) He was told that we were getting married at the golf course (Bethpage State Park) so he insisted on bringing his clubs! He was very disappointed that he had to put that suit on. How could he play golf in the tuxedo? As always, your hard work and that of your volunteers is so very much appreciated."

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    RESTORED BY: Yvonne Mejia (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| Woodmere (Long Island), NY ||| "Thank you so much for restoring these pictures. Your devotion to this cause is very much appreciated."

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    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "OMG!! I can't believe you are still working away at this...The photos are amazing!!!! Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, Kathy and I --- WOW!! They are truly beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you...Thanks again for doing this wonderful thing." ||| *Family provided with a classic black & white version as well.

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    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Cedarhurst (Long Island) NY

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    RESTORED BY: Michael Rietveld (Roosendaal , Netherlands) ||| FAMILY: Joseph Perinelli ||| LOCATION: Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, NY ABANDONED: without notification or apology by Community College of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA). The school returned only 25% of its adopted images (none met CARE's quality standards) which required hours upon hours of admin cataloguing, 3 months late and only upon inquiry, with no apology for its abandoned 75%. The coordinating instructor didn't even provide student names, opting to take full credit himself! PLEASE don't offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments and don't believe manners matter! :(

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    RESTORED BY: Loredana Milazzo (Toronto, Canada) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY

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    RESTORED BY: Lindsey Henderson (Victoria, BC, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY ABANDONED BY: Sharon McCormack (Bernardsville, NJ) Volunteer ignored every update request emailed over the course of 10 months, despite having received read receipts. Never apologized nor provided an explanation for disappearance. PLEASE do not offer to volunteer if you cannot keep commitments, or at minimum be willing to take 2mns out of your day to bow out respectfully rather than disappearing without word. :(

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    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| ""Thank you again for the great pictures. I appreciate all your help. I loved both pictures...Memories like those are priceless & mean a lot to me since they are gone 13 long years already...Again thank you for all your time & patience in restoring these wonderful pictures for me."

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    RESTORED BY: Team CFS/Dobson!!! Thanks for the 2nd round rescue!!! ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| This is the family's "Most Cherished" image. (The one photo that if no other photos existed would be their #1 select.) ||| "Thank you again for the great pictures. I appreciate all your help. I loved both pictures, especially the one of my parents & brother at their 50th wedding anniversary. Memories like those are priceless & mean a lot to me since they are gone 13 long years already...Again thank you for all your time & patience in restoring these wonderful pictures for me." ABANDONED BY: Gloria Tseng (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). PLEASE do not offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. At minimum be willing to respectfully notify us if you can no longer restore a given image. This volunteer disappeared for 9 months, assured it was still getting restored after we queried about her lack of communication...then disappeared for an additional 7 months without so much as an apology. : (

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    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

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    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Jerry Glassman ||| LOCATION: Bellmore, NY ||| "What a delight it was to receive both the restored treasure and your warm message...just look ahead to the coming years in which you will be amazed at the wonders technology will bring. Can you believe that as a child in school my desk had an inkwell? We used stick pens and blotters. A prime monitor assignment was to be the ink monitor. I thank you again..." ||| This is the family's "Most Cherished" image. (The one photo that if no other photos existed would be their #1 select.) Staff granted permission to remove the doohickey balcony edge in the upper right corner.)

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    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "What a beautiful surprise to open this email! These photos are treasures...Thank you so much for resending the photos of the children, I love them all! I truly appreciate the extra effort it took to get them to me the second time! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend, looks like the sun will shine for us! Thank you again for all the hard work you and the CARE For Sandy staff does in all these restorations!"

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    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Bellmore (Long Island), NY Dear Family. We haven't received responses to any of our emails, texts or phonecalls in over a year. Including after we sent this time intensive restoration. We've therefore moved your remaining images to our UNCOMMUNICATIVE FAMILIES folder. We're assuming your contact info has changed. Please get in touch so that we can get your beautiful restorations to you! careforsandy (at) gmail. xox

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    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Wow!!!! What a memory!!! My best friend Nate at the back door of his childhood home. Sadly his home was recently demolished by the state of NJ as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Bittersweet........Thank you."

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    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

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    RESTORED BY: Michael Rietveld (Roosendaal , Netherlands) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY ||| "Thanks so much for these photos - it is really cool that these came from the Netherlands, such a small digital world with so many thoughtful people! Thank you!"

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    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| "Gorgeous restorations as usual!!! ...Once again, thank you!...Please thank the volunteers for all their hard work. They will never know how much we appreciate it!!!

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