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  • swenlel_redhook_20130224_006_cr_RIP_CFSv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Leisah Swenson ||| LOCATION: (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY ||| Please show your support for Leisah's hurricane-effected Red Hook café and catering business: Home/made.

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_007_cr_RIP_MCv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Malcolm Cross (Tomintoul, Scotland, United Kingdom) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • gelfma_redhook_20130224_001_mc_cr2x_RIP_DBv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Marilyn & Gary ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, NY ||| "It is really the only baby picture of me I have so I am so appreciative...You have no idea how happy you have made me...I just printed out the picture, and I am so happy." ||| *Staff note: One of our most difficult to restore accurately images yet. Up close there is very little original pixel content left. Akin to restoring a pointillistic Seurat painting.

  • levimid_nassau_20130407_003_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you for another amazing restoration. I am so grateful for the return of memories otherwise lost." ||| *Original photo was photographed rather than scanned. Was firmly affixed to glass!

  • abrasti_nassau_20130407_003_cr_RIP_YMv1_st_splicex3

    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."

  • pottsat_sayerville_20130216_003_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Athena Potts ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • hv_rockaways_112012_007e_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Vincent Hyland ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • holujor_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: "John" ||| LOCATION: Seaford, NY ||| Family recovered only 5 photos. ||| "Such an excellent job I had a tear in my eye, I had built the boat as a teenager and 50 years later it was destroyed by a hurricane.Thank you and thank your volunteers, their gifts are appreciated and do make a difference. "

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_039_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    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."

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_019_cr_Anonv1_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Dear family, if you see this restoration, please write to us. We've sent many many many emails this year which have not received responses, including those containing 6 new very time-consuming restorations. We cannot call every time a restoration is ready and must have an active email address to send restorations to. Until/if communication improves, this will be your last restoration. : (

  • postar_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_KBv3_st_splice3

    RESTORED BY: Kerrin Bell (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, NY ||| 1920s ||| "I want to thank...all the volunteers involved in bringing back to life our Sandy damaged photos. Words can not express our appreciation for the work being done to restore our cherished pictures."

  • cl_statenisland_111912_010b_cr_RIP_BP_splice

    RESTORED BY: Boris Polonsky (Florham Park, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale's daughter ||| LOCATION: Staten Island

  • diamphh_nassau_20130407_036_cr_RIP_DBv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Phyllis Diamond ||| LOCATION: Woodmere, (Long Island) NY ||| "Thank you so much for the photo. We love it Funny how I never realized how much my grandchild resembled his grandfather. Thank you"

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_006_cr_RIP_KBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kerrin Bell (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Family provided with classic black & white version as well as files w'out dates

  • hittli_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

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

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_008_cr_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Wow! This is incredible. I think it looks better than the original! My daughter was 5 months here. Just got her driver's license! Thank you to you and all the volunteers. Amazing that people from so far away are involved."

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_DBKv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee + Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "you are truly an angel with an artistic eye! we so appreciate the gift of you time and effort to restore this precious photo for us. i am about a year old and my sister just a few months in this world. we had just moved into an apartment in a leafy green neighborhood in forest hills, queens. even at that age i was involved in everything around me, including carrying bags! thank you for everything!" ||| Staff note. Original photograph was printed on plastic!

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_008_cr_RIP_CPv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Corinne Porter (Grove City, OH) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "The pictures are incredible and it means so much to have them again. The ladies in the photo are my mother, my aunt, and a dear friend."

  • sd_belleharbor_111912_002_RIP_CFSV2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| Retrieved from the rubble of the family's non-existent home in Rockaway Beach (130th Street), where an entire block burned down during the storm. They lost everything, save for a couple dozen charred photos. ||| Entire image was coated in ash. Restoration therefore akin to restoring a photo-realistic painting. Nearly every pixel had to be 'recreated'.

  • abrasti_nassau_20130407_013_cr_RIP_KBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kerrin Bell (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| Woodmere (Long Island), NY ||| "Thank you to much for restoring these pictures. Your devotion so this cause is very much appreciated."

  • bachkak_nassau_20130407_007_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Merrick (Long Island), NY

  • donnvik_arverne_120912_001_RIP_DBv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Darina Todorova (Stamford, CT) ||| FAMILY: Virginia Donnelly ||| Belle Harbor, Queens, NY LOCATION: ||| *This was an absolutely mammoth photo stuck behind glass. It was re-photographed rather than scanned so as to not peel away even more emulsion. The family presented a mere 2 photos. ||| "This photo was taken inside the Daily News (Liberty Park) Plant in Jersey City, New Jersey after the plant became fully operational. When you look at the workers in the photo, you can see they are happy. This plant was opened after a period of labor inequities, strikes and a succession of new owners for the newspaper. Finally, the newspaper was sold to its current owner Mortimer Zuckerman. New labor contracts were drawn up and the labor unions accepted the contracts. This new plant, with the existing employees manning the printing presses showed the commitment the new owner had to the newspaper. The men were happy to have their jobs and some security for the future. (The old plant was located in downtown Brooklyn and has been converted to expensive condominiums). The photo was taken in the early 1990s. The men in the photo are pressman. The men in the front row with the light blue shirts are foremen. My husband is wearing a light blue shirt and is to the right of the man in the red turtleneck when you look at the photo. I am grateful to have the photograph back. Not only does it represent family history, it is a piece that represents American labor heritage. Thank-you so much for adopting my photo."

  • cardli_redo_midlandbeach_20130413_013B_cr_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice_hori

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

  • glasje_nassau_20130407_009_cr_RIP_MSv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Matt Schuenke (Chicago, IL) ||| FAMILY: Jerry Glassman ||| LOCATION: Bellmore, NY ||| *Family was provided with matte-free version, tinted and as a classic black & white, as well.

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_042_cr_RIP_KMv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "Thanks. This photo is of my mom. Yep, Mom did make a yummy pot roast. thanks for the memories. Photo looks lovely -- just as I remember her. :)"

  • moorci_midlandbeach_20130413_001_mc_cr_DKv1_st_splice

    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.

  • wadewic_nassau_20130407_008_cr_RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    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."

  • pezzjoj_nassau_20130407_002_cr2x_RIP_MHv3_st_splices

    RESTORED BY: Mohan Haleangadi (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) ||| FAMILY: John & Sandy Pezzato ||| Hicksville, Long Island, NY ||| Family provided with classic black & white as well as tint.

  • SullElA_Arverne_122912_049a_cr_RIP_CCv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Chris Cosetta (Salida, CA) ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "I am so grateful for you and CARE! You have made so very many people happy!"

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_3589b_023_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you! This is my youngest at 5 months. You also did the picture of my older daughter at the same age. I am so happy to be able to have the matched set to hang on my wall again. This is very special to me. I appreciate all you have done."

  • glasje_nassau_20130407_012_cr_RIP_CFSv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jerry Glassman ||| LOCATION: Bellmore, NY ||| Family provided with cropped/no-matte variation, as well.

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_046_cr_RIP_NCv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Nicola at Cygnet Retouch Artistry (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_007_cr2x_RIP_JNv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| "3 months after Hurricane Sandy the clean-up was over and we were returning to normal (somewhat). I began trying to save my photo albums that were set aside after being underwater for a few days. I tried putting them in cold water and laid them out to dry. As the pictures got older and older they just didn't hold up as well. I heard about CARE for Sandy and contacted Lee. She understood my dilemma and said she would send a volunteer to save my photos. Nicole, my angel, arrived and scanned 100 of my favorite photos. She spent 4 hours and we became good friends. She met my family members and learned of many new interesting restaurants that should reopen hopefully in the next few months. Thank you Lee and CARE for Sandy!! And Nicole!!"

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_072RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY ||| Check out Evan's own charity organization — Friends of Rockaway. Giving back to those who give back feels extra fabulous. ||| Special note: staff has noticed that Flickr over-saturates/over-contrasts blacks, in comparison to actual files.

  • memmstm_midlandbeach_20130413_001_mc2x_cr_DBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Staci Memmesheimer ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • hv_rockaways_112012_002b_cr_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Vincent Hyland ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| Family given a sepia tint as well as a classic black & white.

  • tr_rockaways_112012_004a_cr_RIP_JKv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Janine Courtney & kin as submitted by sister Kim Reilly ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • tratmas_redhook_20130224_002_cr2x_RIP_JLv1_st2_splice_hori

    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.

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_015_cr_st_RIP_JLv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "Thank you. This photo is of my brother, two cousins and last girl (is) unknown...He is the little guy in the photo -- now 73 years old. It is definitely the eastern shore of the Hudson River in New York. Either Croton Point Park or Kingsland Point Park which is in Sleepy Hollow, NY. He is pretty sure it is Kingsland."

  • schitea_nassau_20130407_034_cr_RIP_DBv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Schieda Family ||| LOCATION: Wantagh (Long Island), NY

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_057_cr_RIP_BEv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Bernie E. (San Diego, CA) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_038_cr_RIP_MCv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Malcolm Cross (Tomintoul, Scotland, United Kingdom) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee + Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_016_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    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!"

  • finghoj_nassau_20130407_010_cr2x_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice

    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

  • weimthm_midlandbeach_20130413_009_cr_RIP_ACv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) ||| FAMILY: "Theresa" (for parents) ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "We have received this and love the work that was done :) Thank you for your continued work!...my sister's beautiful family. Again, thanks for all the work; it means a great deal."

  • ruggdae_Staten_121512_001_mc_cr_RIP_BP_splice

    RESTORED BY: Boris Polonsky (Florham Park, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

  • wr_rockaways_112012_005_cr_RIP_DPv2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Dalton Portella (Montauk, NY) || FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • swenlel_redhook_20130224_012_cr_KMv3_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Leisah Swenson ||| LOCATION: (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY ||| "The twins are my cousins on my Mom's side….Shiela and Sharon...Thank you again so much. This is great!" ||| "Thank you so very much for the fabulous restoration of my parent's wedding album. Doris and Allen were married right out of High School in 1962 in North Garden, VA right outside of Charlottesville. They got divorced in 1969 when I was 1 1/2 years old. These are the only happy memories I have of them together so it means a lot to have not lost these precious reminders in Sandy along with everything else. They are both still living, and live similar lives but not together. Many people in some of the other photos have passed on. It is wonderful to see them all together for a celebratory occasion. I really appreciate the time and energy your team has put into saving these for me. I cannot thank you enough."

  • barrtak_nassau_20130407_006_cr2x_DTv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Darina Todorova (Stamford, CT) ||| FAMILY: Tanya K. Barrett (Son Adam!) ||| LOCATION: Mastic Beach, NY ||| "We lost everything to Sandy but are very grateful to be alive. The community really came thru for us. Sandy can't steal Christmas. Helped us w' Xmas gifts. We are still picking up the pieces but are getting better one step at a time."

  • konoeljj_sayreville_20130216_004_cr2x_DBv1_st2_splice

    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.

  • sarajoa_sayreville_20130216_004_cr_RIP_CCv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Conti/CFS ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thank you. Wonderful job."

  • kellstl_redhook_20130224_001_mc_cr_SMv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Sef McCullough/Roundhouse (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY In Stephen's words: "The language is Punjabi (the script is called Gurmukhi). It's not a text but a school lesson. In this case it's written on a slab of wood that served as a slate in village schools. The kid has written with charcoal that can be washed off each day. Looks like simple vocabulary but you'd better ask a sikh to be sure. The kid seems pretty proud --- as I recall he was the son of the village carpenter-blacksmith, a fairly low caste in Punjab, and he was the first literate member of his family. Picture was taken in 1967 or '68" Our ultra committed volunteer tracked down a Punjabi translation: "Shyam Singh and his son rise up daily early in the morning and go for harvesting and remain busy through out the day harvesting."

  • struchr_redhook_20130224_001_mc_cr_RIP_MSv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Matt Slobogan (North Attleboro, MA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn, Sheepshead Bay, NY

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_001_mc_cr_RIP_VRv20_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Valerie Ryan (Roswell, GA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY

  • luriki_nassau_20130407_003_cr2x_RIP_DBKv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Dr. Kim Lurie ||| LOCATION: Freeport & Long Beach, NY ||| "Suffice to say — SANDY was a trifecta. 1) I lost my home - 7ft of water. 2) Lost my 20x20 storage unit. 3) My lower Manhattan office was also affected."

  • 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!"

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_047_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY ||| *Stephen is a former Peace Corps volunteer, who ironically used to work with flood victims. His submissions consist almost entirely of photos captured while living in India and Afghanistan.

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_020_cr_RIP_RMv2_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Rutger Muijen (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Snapped in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_038_RIP_KVAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • naugkam_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_RCV1_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Roy Castle (Cabangan, Philippines) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Bayville, Long Island, NY

  • glasje_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_DKv3_st_splice

    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.)

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_011_cr_RIP_GFv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Gary Ford (Mission Viejo, CA) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY

  • 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 |||

  • diamphh_nassau_20130407_028_cr2x_RIP_CCV2_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Team Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Phyllis Diamond ||| LOCATION: Woodmere, (Long Island) NY

  • elJamhan_Staten_121512_035_cr_RIP_DKv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Hanadi El Jammal ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_038_cr2x_RIP_CCv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "I had a heart transplant 2 years to the day Sandy hit. I grew up in Long Beach so had been through many hurricanes. I didn't want to leave, having had hip replacement surgery 6 weeks before. I did not prepare because I couldn't imagine the magnitude of Sandy and the destruction it would cause. I am still not back in my home because National Flood Ins. has dropped the ball and settled my claim on a house that isn't mine. It is half the size and 112 years old — mine was built in 1925 — the one they say is mine (was) built (in) 1900. They gave me a fraction of what I need!"

  • kellstl_redhook_20130224_089_cr_MLv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Mariano Lizana (Madrid, Spain) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY ||| *Family provided with classic black & white + without matting, as well.

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_008_RIP_CFSv3_splice_trio

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

  • zaraxo_Staten_121512_002_RIP_BP_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Boris Polonsky (Florham Park, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| And, YES! That is who you think it is. Best tell Angelina she's got competition!

  • postar_nassau_20130407_002_cr_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Massapequa (Long Island), NY ||| "The picture was of my father on the right and his friend. Thank you so much."

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_001_mc_RIP_MRv1c_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Martin Rigby (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: misidentified ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| This image was mislabeled by the volunteer who catalogued it. It was photographed rather than scanned, as it was stuck in a frame, at our Midland Beach event in April. The family it was labeled as/sent to indicated it is not theirs. If this belongs to your family or if you can identify it, please write to careforsandy (at) gmail dot com.

  • perica_midlandbeach_20130413_043_cr_RIP_KBv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kerrin Bell (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: "Angela" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • cardli_redo_midlandbeach_20130413_009_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori

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

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_046_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you so much for the photo. Your work and dedication time are so much appreciated. His division was 'infantry'."

  • cr_rockaways_112012_033b_cr_RIP_LS1v1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Lorri Scott, Retoucher (Brighton, England, United Kingdom) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| *Abandoned by original volunteer(s). This makes us sad. Please do not seek out photos if you cannot keep your commitment to restore them!

  • cr_rockaways_112012_030e_crx_RIP_BH_v1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Bruce Holloway (Dunbarton, NH) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • postar_nassau_20130407_004_cr_RIP_DBv2_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Massapequa (Long Island), NY

  • mifspal_nassau_20130407_019_cr2x_RIP_JLv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: The Morrisett Family ||| Bellmore (Long Island), NY |

  • glasje_nassau_20130407_010_cr_RIP_KVAv1d_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Jerry Glassman ||| LOCATION: Bellmore, NY ||| *Family provided with cropped versions as well, with no cabinet card backing.

  • naugkam_nassau_20130407_019_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_spice_trio_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Bayville, Long Island, NY ||| "Front row far right is our father. An amazing athlete in his day. Handball, squash, baseball football & swimming - lots of awards. Active at NYAC until moving to Long Island in the late 50's. I can't tell you how wonderful it is for me and my family to have these photos restored. Thanks ever so much." ||| Staff note: the All Hollows baseball team, based in Queens c/o All Hollows High School, still exists today. All Hallows men come out and cheer, Support a team that knows no fear, A team with fight, the Blue and White, No matter what the odds may be, Our team makes it right For when the goings tough, Our team will always fight With all their might, with much more fight And then the skies themselves will echo back this ring As All Hallows men stand up and start to sing Go Gaels, onward go, Gaels On to victory We'll never waver What ever the score may be, So Go Team Glory's in sight Raise the victory banner high All Hallows Blue and White

  • lozacim_sayreville_20130216_010a_cr2x_RIP_MBv4_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Megan Baggot, Rock Creative Media (White Plains, NY) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thank u so much for all u have done it brings so much joy to have my pictures back...thank u from the bottom of my heart!!! That picture of my dad may he rest in peace is priceless!!

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_001a_mc_cr_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Joe Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Thank you for another restored memory. This photo was taken at my parent's home about 31 years ago at Easter time. Immediately to the right is the river that flooded the basement of this home from Hurricane Sandy. My father built this house 53 years ago and never had drop of water until Sandy. In the picture is me, my wife Carey and my three sons Andrew, Benjamin and Jonathan. (Oldest to youngest.) All of my pictures from this era were destroyed since I did not go digital until 2000. Thanks again restoring another precious memory that without your compassionate dedication would have been lost forever."

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr300_RIP_MCv1_st_tint_splice_100

    RESTORED BY: Malcolm Cross (UK, Scotland) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| Image was also sent as a classic black and white to its family

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_013_cr2x_RIP_MHv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Mohan Haleangadi (United Arab Emirates) ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • cardli_redo_midlandbeach_20130413_012_RIP_CFS_v1_st_splice_hori

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

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_023_cr_RIP_v1_st_splice

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

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_050_cr_RIP_BTv2_st_splice_hori

    *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| RESTORED BY: Bob Travis (Northville, MI) ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| A young Raquel Welch circa the late 1960s. (Susan played paparazzi as a preteen. She presented us with a marvelous collection of celebrity snapshots, all shot c/o Ed Sullivan Show guests.)

  • ruriedf_midlandbeach_20130413_009_cr_RIP_ACv3_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Ed Ruriane LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_RBJv1_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), 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."

  • capuchb_Staten_121512_003_cr_RIP_LBv3a_st_splice_sep

    RESTORED BY: Lindsay Brayda (Brooklyn, NY) ||| FAMILY: Ralph & Nancy Capurso ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "My grandparents, Ralph and Nancy, have been married 58 years. My grandfather was also in the Korean War." ~ Christina Capurso (who brought her grandpa to our event thanks to an announcement spotted on Twitter) ||| *Family provided with a classic black & white version, as well.

  • cardli_statenisland_111912_007gpb_cr_RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • dugaanm_midlandbeach_20130413_001_mc_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori_duo

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Angela D. ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| Since this is a Most Cherished image, for framing purposes family was also provided with an alternate version in which the metal bannisters were removed.

  • gp_rockaways_112012_002a_cr_RIP_JMv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Jonathan Mason (Glassboro, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Pat Gallagher ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • bennkia_arverne_120912_060_cr_RIP_MBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Megan Baggot, Rock Creative Media (White Plains, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Benn LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Happy New year! lol to you too!! my husband looks so young, thanks again"

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_024_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Joe Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "I appreciate the effort that go into restoring my precious memories I try to respond to all of the restored photos. This photo is one of my favorites. It is a a picture of my oldest son Andrew (who will be 40 years old this February 3rd) taken when we rented an a place in Oldwick, NJ. The costume was designed and sewn by my wife (Carey), my aunt from PA (Ginny) and my mother (Lucy).Costumes were not purchased in a halloween store back then.Truly a treasure that would have been lost had it not been for your kindness."

  • cardli_statenisland_111912_004gpc_cr_RIP_DKv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island ||| A very, very, very time-intensive restoration...

  • ruggdae_Staten_121512_007_cr_RIP_GKv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Gleb Kuznetsov (Kew Gardens, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Sheepheads Bay, Brooklyn, NY ||| The band? Hot Tuna! In the family's words: "When we were kids me and my best friend (a good friend of Jorma's and one of his first students) used to sneak out of our houses to go see the midnight Hot Tuna shows that used to end at 5:30 in the morning. I would tell my mother that I was sleeping over at his house and he would tell his mother that he was sleeping over at my house. Then we would put pillows under the covers to make it look like bodies, and away we went. Tell Jorma that ----- says hello."

  • 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)."

  • hv_rockaways_112012_013a_cr_RIP_EMv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Emily Wallis (UK) ||| FAMILY: Vincent Hyland ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • willsaa_coneyisland_20130315_001_mc_cr_RIP_DBKv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Sakina Williams ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn, (Coney Island), NY

  • finghoj_nassau_20130407_025_cr2x_RIP_JNv1_st2_splice

    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

  • 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"

  • marcmiw_nassau_20130407_009_cr_DBv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • cardli_statenisland_111912_002gpc_cr_RIP_CCv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Chris Cosetta (Salida, CA) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • torcar_belleharbor_20130310_022_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, NY ||| Note: Family provided scan, which explains the quality/artefacting

  • kleijo_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_smaller_RIP_KVAv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Merrick, NY ||| This was family's only presented photo. Or should we say poster?! It was the largest image archived at any of our events, measuring 3+ feet wide. ||| Dear family. We have written to you you 5 times over a period of several months and have called to leave phone messages as well, but have not received confirmation nor acknowledgement that this was received, though you did confirm we have the correct email address. This photo represents about 35 hours of work. Please let us know our volunteer's efforts have not been taken for granted. : /

  • jorda_rockaways_112012_268_cr_JPv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jefferson Peters (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Arlene Jordan ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_007_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "YEAH!!!!! This is me and my brother when we were young. We are with my mom and my grandparents. This is the only family picture that I know of where we are all together and so young. It is treasured."

  • hittli_nassau_20130407_012_cr2x_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    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...."

  • SullElA_Arverne_120912_018_cr_RIP_DBKv3_st2_splice

    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."

  • vg_rockaways_112012_002b_cr2x_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_056_cr2x__RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • goldpa_nassau_20130407_016_cr_RIP_LMv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Laura Macfadyen (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY

  • alvobos_nassau_20130407_009_cr_RIP_BHv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Brenda Holzworth at Red Bellows Creations (Scottsdale, AZ) ||| FAMILY: Bonnie Alvo-Korman ||| LOCATION: Seaford (Long Island), NY

  • perica_midlandbeach_20130413_028_cr_RIP_KBv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kerrin Bell (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: "Angela" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_048_cr_DJv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY ||| Family sent a classic black & white version, as well.

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_044_cr2x_RIP_CBv1_st_splice

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

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_026_cr_RIP_CFSv2_st_splice_hori

    *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| A young Cher circa the late 1960s. Possibly 1965. A second image with Sonny and Susan as a little girl awaits repair as well. (Susan played paparazzi as a preteen. She presented us with a marvelous collection of celebrity snapshots, all shot c/o Ed Sullivan Show guests.) Watch Sonny & Cher Ed Sullivan performance: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3IOVO1Kh_s

  • 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."

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_004_cr2x_RIP_CCV1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| " I really can't believe the quality of the restorations! It is heartwarming to see them again."

  • capuchb_Staten_121512_007_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson CFS! ||| FAMILY: Ralph & Nancy Capurso ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "oh wow i can't wait to show my grandparents! i'm really not sure the story behind this picture or where they even are in this picture and when i give it to them i will ask. thank you guys again!

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_004_cr_RIP_TBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY"Thank You, I rec’d pictures today & they are AMAZING !!!!!" | "We chose to stay home on the night of the hurricane. BAD IDEA!!! We spent 12 hours in the attic with a friend from Olympia Blvd. and a 1 1/2yr old dog. We were rescued by boat at about 6:00am Tuesday."

  • sullpaj_midlandbeach_20130413_003_cr2x_RIP_ACv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) ||| FAMILY: Patricia Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • kapihyl_nassau_20130407_003_cr_RIP_JEPv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jane Patterson (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Hy Kapito ||| LOCATION: Baldwin Harbor, NY ||| Circa 1963

  • pezzjoj_nassau_20130407_007_cr_RIP_GGv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Gail G. Green (Baltimore, MD) ||| FAMILY: John & Sandy Pezzato ||| Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_019_cr_Anonv1_st_bw_splice

    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.

  • weimthm_midlandbeach_20130413_006_cr_RIP_JNv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Theresa" (for parents) ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "This was one of my parents' favorite pictures and hung on the wall for years!! Thank you!"

  • capuchb_Staten_121512_002_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Ralph & Nancy Capurso ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "thank you again for yet another wonderful restoration! my grandpa's birthday is next week and i can't wait to get these printed and framed for him! " ||| *Inscription on back reads: "To Nancy From Ralph 10/24"; Yesteryear typography on back reads: "PLEASE NOTE ADDITIONAL PORTRAITS CAN BE ORDERED BY THE ENTIRE NUMBER THAT APPEARS ABOVE. IF USED FOR PUBLICATION PLEASE GIVE CREDIT LINE TO DELMA STUDIOS 521 5TH AVENUE NEW YORK 17, NEW YORK"

  • darekab_midlandbeach_20130413_029_c2xr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori_100

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Kate Daretany ||| Staten Island, NY ||| "April 25th will be the 6th full moon since the Harvest moon of October 29th — The 20' tidal wave went through our home and took most of our precious treasures to the bottom of the Atlantic — Our house continues to be "red tagged" but we have comfort in the many many kindnesses of friends and family."

  • gp_rockaways_112012_006b_cr_RIP_DMv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Dave Mason (Netherlands) ||| FAMILY: Pat Gallagher ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| "Pat Gaffney"

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_001_mc_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori

    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. : (

  • casadaf_nassau_20130407_030_cr_RIP_CSv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Charles Scott (Boston, MA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_019_cr2x_RIP_MRv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Michael Rietveld (Roosendaal , Netherlands) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thanks again for the restoration. It brings back memories. I'm not in this pic but judging from my sisters, it was taken around 1960. This looks like a Sunday gathering with my Nanny on a summer day. My family, my uncle and cousin was there, and I think my Dad was taking the picture. It's Great that this moment was captured, and then restored for us. Thank you for your service." (c/o Thea's sweet son, Tony)

  • witkpaa_sayerville_20130216_008_cr_RIP_MTv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Matt Thompson (West Fargo, ND) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Patricia Witkowski ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| Wikipedia note: WAVES on 30 July 1942 was established as a World War II division of the U.S. Navy, that consisted entirely of women in the 1940s, but on 12 June 1948, women gained permanent status in the armed services of the United States. The name was the acronym for "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service" (as well as an allusion to ocean waves). The word "emergency" implied that the acceptance of women was due to the unusual circumstances of World War II, and at the end of the war the women would not be allowed to continue in Navy careers, but it or its successors continued for decades afterwards. Their official name was the U.S. Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve), but the nickname as the WAVES stuck.

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_026_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_vert

    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.

  • barrtak_nassau_20130407_002_cr2x_RIP_DKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Tanya K. Barrett ||| LOCATION: Mastic Beach(Long Island), NY ||| "OMG wow. Thank you...Thank you, and I'm forever grateful for all your work."

  • glasje_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_JNv2_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jerry Glassman ||| LOCATION: Bellmore, NY ||| "You really are doing the work of the angels."

  • 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!

  • marcmiw_nassau_20130407_008_cr3x_DBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_016_cr_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| A young Gene Kelly circa the late 1960s. (Susan played paparazzi as a preteen. She presented us with a marvelous collection of celebrity snapshots, all shot c/o Ed Sullivan Show guests.)

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_029_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Yes this was our first home located in prestigious Tewksbury Township, NJ. We rented there for about 2 years before moving to our Sayreville home. I can’t believe that you remembered that!!! You continue to amaze me...FYI...One of the many homes demolished in our neighborhood…very sad…your kindness helps a lot…thanks."

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_024_cr2x_DBv1_st_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst, NY ||| "This photo of my maternal grandfather has been beautifully restored. He was employed by AT&T as a lineman, I believe. I am ever so grateful to have it back."

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_054_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_033_cr_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| "The picture is magnificent!!! THANK YOU!! ...My mom and I truly appreciate all the time and hard work you and your staff have dedicated to restoring the pictures. It means the world to us!! Once again, thank you."

  • krakHo_RockawayPark_20130407_035_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee & Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "You are like the first spring crocus that just pops through the last of winter and brings a smile to everyone. And you come bearing treasured photos! Thank you so much for this one. It brings me back to that moment on our wedding day where we could finally relax and be a little silly. Seth and I send our love."..."Happy Spring! We love the pix! Thank you".

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_011_cr_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| A young Raquel Welch circa the late 1960s. (Susan played paparazzi as a preteen. She presented us with a marvelous collection of celebrity snapshots, all shot c/o Ed Sullivan Show guests. We scanned 3 of Raquel.)

  • kapihyl_nassau_20130407_012_cr_DJv3_st2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dee Johnson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Hy Kapito ||| LOCATION: Baldwin Harbor, NY ||| Circa 1963

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_022_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st2_splice_hori

    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...

  • kapihyl_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_KBv4_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kerrin Bell (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: Hy Kapito ||| LOCATION: Baldwin Harbor (Long Island) NY ||| Circa 1963 ||| "The picture...is my cousin. I was 13 at the time and now I am 64. I will send her a copy! Thank you very much."

  • johatob_redhook_20130224_004_cr_RIP_BHv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Brenda Holzworth at Red Bellows Creations (Scottsdale, AZ) ||| FAMILY: Tone Johansen & Sunny Balzano ||| LOCATION: Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY (Sunny's Bar) ||| June 1, 2013 article on Tone & Sunny here.

  • wardjem_nassau_20130407_047_cr2x_RIP_LMv1_st_splice

    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!”

  • mf_rockaways_112012_014c_cr_RIP_JTv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jean Thornhill (Stoke Edith, England) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • stailo_midlandbeach_20130407_001_mc_cr_300_RiP_JTv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jean Thornhill (Stoke Edith, England) ||| FAMILY: Loretta Staiti ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| All hail gloriously violet eye shadow!

  • vicega_rockaways_112012_012d_cr_RIP_CFSv1_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "This is Norton, my first dog from 20 years ago...he's long gone now. We were celebrating my birthday in Germany. Thanks so much :) "

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_049_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_duo

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "This photo was taken at My Uncle's place in a very rural section of Short Hills,NJ. They lived on a huge piece of property with acres of woods behind it. Story goes that my Uncle "----" came upon him (the raccoon) as a baby -- his mother dead. My uncle brought him home and they fed him from a bottle. He was very accustomed to being held. He was very friendly and funny to watch. He did have a big outside pen. He remained with them for some time, but if my memory serves (I was only about 10), eventually he showed a desire to be free and they did let him return to the wild. Of course, now I wonder if he adapted to the wild after having been with them. I don't think people knew as much about the potential problems back then. My brother is on the right and two of my cousins in the middle. I believe the fellow on the left was a boyfriend. he raccoon's name was Yogi. There once was a photo of me sitting on a picnic bench with my younger cousin holding Yogi and me looking scared to death! Anyway, so nice to have a photo of Yogi back. "----" just saw this and wanted to know the whole story. So you see, by restoring these photos you are keeping family memories alive and passed on to the next generation. Thanks so much."

  • ardijea_midlandbeach_20130407_023_cr_RIP_ACv1_st2_splice_hori

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

  • charra_rockaways_112012_006b_cr_RIP_DRHSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Duncan Smith, Fine Artist (County Durham, England) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Thank you so much! This one just made me cry. My aunt (in this photo) passed away recently."

  • perijo_midlandbeach_20130413_014_cr_DBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Joseph Perinelli ||| LOCATION: Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY ||| Family provided with classic black & white, as well.

  • cardli_statenisland_111912_009gpc_cr_RIP_DBKv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • wardjem_nassau_20130407_022_cr3x_RIP_TKv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY ||| "I love it!! Thank you so much!!!!!"

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_009_cr_CFSv1s_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY ||| "A Rajput elder in the desert near Pushkar, Rajasthan, c 1973" ||| *Stephen is a former Peace Corps volunteer, who ironically used to work with flood victims. His submissions consist almost entirely of photos captured while living in India and Afghanistan. He routinely sends us amazing fact-filled thank you memos and even invited founder Lee Lee to his home in the Rockaways for dinner. His stories are mesmerizing. :)

  • sotdo_belleharbor_111912_003_cr

    RESTORED BY: Martin Rigby (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NU ||| Retrieved from the rubble of the family's non-existent home in Rockaway Beach (beach 130), where an entire block burned down.

  • swenlel_redhook_20130224_013_cr_RIP_CCv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Leisah Swenson ||| LOCATION: (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY ||| "Thank you so very much for the fabulous restoration of my parent's wedding album. Doris and Allen were married right out of High School in 1962 in North Garden, VA right outside of Charlottesville. They got divorced in 1969 when I was 1 1/2 years old. These are the only happy memories I have of them together so it means a lot to have not lost these precious reminders in Sandy along with everything else. They are both still living, and live similar lives but not together. Many people in some of the other photos have passed on. It is wonderful to see them all together for a celebratory occasion. I really appreciate the time and energy your team has put into saving these for me. I cannot thank you enough."

  • capuchb_Staten_121512_008_cr2x_RIP_BDv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Ralph & Nancy Capurso ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_004_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_bw_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY ||| "The Gujars...easily the handsomest and most striking people around. The Gujars are a Muslim caste (although there are reputed to be Hindu Gujars in other parts of India) who are cattle and buffalo herders and milk vendors. In season --- between May and September --- they live even higher up and further from Dalhousie than the Dogris, in crude log and mud shelters in the 10,000 foot high meadows. After September it is too cold for the livestock and they trek back to their villages in the plains, six days and sixty miles away, with their buffaloes and cattle, selling milk there until the heat of early summer brings them back to the hills for animal fodder."

  • dalyri_nassau_20130407_002_cr_DTv1_st_splice_100

    RESTORED BY: Darina Todorova (Stamford, CT) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Hicksville, NY ||| "Thank you so so very much!!!!! You guys are AMAZING!!!!!!"

  • moorci_midlandbeach_20130413_013_cr_RIP_KMv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) + a lil' CFS tinting ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay), NY ||| Family provided with classic black & white, sepia and tinted versions. ||| "Once again Thank you to this marvelous staff of CARE for Sandy restorer! You make my day when I receive an unexpected photo restored. It places the biggest smile on my face. That is my mom in green velvet jacket and her good friend on Pitkin Ave in Brooklyn. Mom was 5 years of age in photo taken in 1945. She will get a great kick on having this photo restored. Cheer to all of you. Keep up the fabulous work"

  • lozacim_sayreville_20130216_042_cr_RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • dalk_rockaways_112012_013a_LDAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Lisa Diane Adolph (Pickerington, OH) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY

  • landemp_nassau_20130407_004_cr_rIP_JLv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joey LaDuke (New Boston, MI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Cedarhurst (Long Island) NY

  • tratmas_redhook_20130224_006_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: M. Trattner ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Red Hook), NY

  • bensm_rockaways_112012_045_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Mary Benson ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • charra_rockaways_112012_012b_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Dedham, MA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, NY ||| "Thank you so much...It brings me so much joy to receive these. Your continued hard work is beyond appreciated."

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_029_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| A young and glamorous Barbra Streisand circa the late 1960s, outside New York City's Ed Sullivan Theater exiting or entering a limo. (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.) Barbra! We'd love to surprise our family with an autographed print. Write to careforsandy (at) gmail...

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY

  • jorda__rockaways_112012_002_AHv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Arlene Jordan ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • diamphh_nassau_20130407_017_cr_RIP_DJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Phyllis Diamond ||| LOCATION: Woodmere, (Long Island) NY ||| "I love it. Thank you so much for all the work. My brother loved the trumpet and will be thrilled to see this picture."

  • 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.

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_52_cr_RIP_DBv5_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_017_cr_RIP_DJV1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee + Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • marcmiw_nassau_20130407_014_cr_RIP_TBv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Hicksville, Long Island, NY ||| "The little dancers: The one in front is MY solo- Glasses and all- Funny the ones in back all are at a different step. Apparently the little blond is in best pose. Don't know how young I was- clearly one of the first dance recitals. If I ever have grand kids I might share it....I thank you for the time and efforts that everyone put (into) it. I am sorry it never got to Oprah as it was news and interest worthy. Thank you again."

  • cp_rockaways_112012_001_mc_cr_RIP_BHv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Brenda Holzworth at Red Bellows Creations (Scottsdale, AZ) ||| ABANDONED BY: Diana Cury (Brazil) 5/2/13 who chucked the image 8 months after months of ignored update inquiries. PLEASE do not adopt images if you cannot keep commitments. Send a basic courtesy notification before your 3-month deadline has passed to let us know you've changed your mind. : (

  • abrasti_nassau_20130407_002_cr2x_RIP_VHMv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Victor H. Morales (Venezuela) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| Woodmere, Long Island, NY ||| *Family provided with classic black & white version, as well.

  • weimthm_midlandbeach_20130413_008_cr_RIP_JLv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Theresa" (for parents) ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • glasje_nassau_20130407_011_cr_RIP_DBv2_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Jerry Glassman ||| LOCATION: Bellmore (Long Island), NY ||| "Santa Claus came a few days earlier this year. Many thanks for the restoration. Now my grandchildren will be able to meet their great grandfather. Many, many thanks."

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_059_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    Watch a TIME LAPSE restoration of this image: www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEVArwUBaIk ||| RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| "My family loves the pictures and can not thank you enough!!!!"; "Great work as usual. This pic is so old that I don't remember taking it when I was young. I am the little guy on the bottom right. We always got pictures with Santa and the Easter Bunny and had fun as kids doing it."; "This was amazing, thank you so much! It is incredible how much goes into one photo. I didn't realize how much work is involved. The results are spectacular!" ||| "Walter was assigned Photo Salvage — We're a family of 6 members & divided between ourselves all tasks to try to recover pieces of our Lives and family History. Three wks. post-storm Sandy, a lady ran up to us at our house & told us a box of family photos were down on the So. Amboy waterfront. Days later, my son Joe went walking in the sand — quite a distance from our house & saw what he described as a treasure chest — it was a sand & seawater soaked chest of our family photos 1917 to present."

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_013_cr2x_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_013_cr2x_RIP_JTv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jean Thornhill (Stoke Edith, England) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee + Seth Krakauer (Mikki, Kyla and Josh) ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "have you ever read 'make way for ducklings'? my daughter, whom you did an amazing job in recreating her head from another image, and her cousins are playing on the bronze ducklings from this children's book in a park in boston. my sister and i had just finished running the tufts 10k and we were walking home through the park. so greatly appreciated." ||| *Volunteer noticed alt family photo of child wearing the same pink coat as the one seen here, took a risk and transplanted the child's head onto this photo. The family confirmed it was indeed their daughter. Way to go!

  • cardli_redo_midlandbeach_20130413_006_cr2x_RIP_JNv2_st2_splice_hori

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

  • cardli_statenisland_111912_006gpb_cr_RIP_CBv1_st_splice

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

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_040_cr_RIP_JJv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Thanks for the restoration! My son is an Eagle Scout. My daughter and I made it up to Cadettes. Sports won out with my daughter. Keep up the good work. It is so appreciated."

  • schinaj_nassau_20130407_004_cr_RIP_DJv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Nancy Schilt ||| LOCATION: Seaford, NY

  • millgas_nassau_20130407_017_cr_RIP_AYSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Gail Miller ||| LOCATION: Merrick, NY

  • cardli_statenisland_111912_001gpa_cr_RIP_DKv1_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island

  • sarajoa_sayreville_20130216_005_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • perica_midlandbeach_20130413_013_cr_RIP_KBv1_st_splice_trio_100

    RESTORED BY: Kerrin Bell (London, England, UK) ||| FAMILY: "Angela" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • levimid_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| *Image was stuck behind glass, hence photographed rather than scanned.

  • tratmas_redhook_20130224_010_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: M. Trattner ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Red Hook), NY

  • SullElA_Arverne_120912_016_cr_RIP_AMv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Aubrey Miller (Seattle, Washington) ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • 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!

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_007_cr_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee + Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • nelsja_sayreville_20130216_004_cr_RIP_KAv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| This image was printed on honeycomb paper which further obscures detail. The two left figures' faces were too badly damaged to restore to look like 'those' individuals rather than just anyone. So permission was granted to remove them to save the photo.

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_004_cr_RIP_ACv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| ""That handsome gentleman is my late husband. Thank you so, so much! This means so much to me!"

  • cl_statenisland_111912_010a_cr_RIP_LDAv1_splice

    RESTORED BY: Lisa Diane Adolph (Pickerington, OH) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • perica_midlandbeach_20130413_019_cr_cr_RIP_MLv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Mariano Lizana (Madrid, Spain) ||| FAMILY: "Angela" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Family provided with classic black & white + without matting, as well.

  • SullElA_Arverne_120912_029_cr_RIP_LWv3_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Louise Wells (Brighton, England) ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • chrige_nassau_20130407_009_cr_RIP_KMv1_splice_sepia

    RESTORED BY: Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) ||| FAMILY: Geri Christianson ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • cummjom_midlandbeach_20130407_035_cr2x_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

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

  • FabianoAl_Oceanside_112812_024_RIP_JSv4_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jeff Sheinkopf (Naperville, IL) ||| FAMILY: Al & Terry Fabiano ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, NY

  • vilenam_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_CCv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Natalia Vilela ||| LOCATION: Island Park (Long Island), NY

  • mf_rockaways_112012_005c_cr_RIP_KMv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • stailo_midlandbeach_20130407_002_cr_RIP_BEv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Bernie E. (San Diego, CA) ||| FAMILY: Loretta Staiti ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_012_cr2x_RIP_KVCFSv2_splice_trio

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • casadaf_nassau_20130407_034_cr_RIP_FSMv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Magrane (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • 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...)

  • krakHo_RockawayPark_20130407_046_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Thank you so much for the downloads! I broke down in tears when I saw this photo. You did a beautiful job and made my whole day. My mother actually remembers the day she took my sister and I to have our picture taken and was thrilled to see it restored. My mom hired a photographer to take pictures of my sister and me. I am around 6 or 7 years old. A few days before, I scraped up the back of my arms climbing a tree and then, to top it off, I lost a tooth. The photographer had to pose me so my cuts didn’t show and since I couldn’t do anything about my teeth I just put on the biggest smile I could! Thank you so much!” "My son, my husband and I were standing in the basement when the water starting coming through the walls. We grabbed each other’s hands and ran upstairs, slammed the basement door and watched the surge rise five feet in our basement. The electricity went dead, our cell phones lost reception, the entire peninsula went black. We waved flashlights in our windows to our neighbors as the only way to communicate with each other. From our third floor window we watched broken pieces of the seawall, cars and boardwalk tumble past our house and all around us we saw fires spreading. From Katrina, we knew there was a real possibility of us getting trapped in our third floor attic and we prayed we would be able to survive the force of the water if we had to jump out of the windows. The next morning, we opened the basement door and peeked into the dark water that stopped just an inch-and-a-half from our first floor. Everything. Our boiler, water heater, electrical panels, and bookshelves filled with our photo albums were somewhere in the water.” ||| "thank you so much for the downloads! i broke down in tears when i saw this photo. you did a beautiful job and made my whole day. my mother actually remembers the day she took my sister and i to have our picture taken and was thrilled to see it restored."

  • pezzjoj_nassau_20130407_010_cr_RIP_ACv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) ||| FAMILY: John & Sandy Pezzuto ||| Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • capuchb_Staten_121512_001_mc_cr_RIP_AnonSv1_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Ralph & Nancy Capurso ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • volpmat_midlandbeach_20130413_002_cr_RIP_RHv7_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Reiner Hansen (Brooklyn, NY) ||| FAMILY: Marie Volpe ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "I almost lost my life and thought my two cats had drowned. Thank God I survived & my cats as well. Iost everything, but the greatest gift of all which is my life."

  • FabianoAl_Oceanside_112812_006b_RIP_TBv1_splice

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Al & Terry Fabiano ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, NY

  • johatob_redhook_20130224_013_cr_RIP_LTv2_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Laurentiu Todie (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Tone Johansen ||| LOCATION: Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY

  • moorci_midlandbeach_20130413_042_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_nodate

    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!"

  • kiererm_redhook_20131224_004_cr_forum2_splice_hori_100

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: West Nyack, NY ||| *Volunteers. This was used as a tutorial image as upon close inspection it revealed minute sprays of tiny white pointillistic dots. If you'd like to download the layered psd and learn how it was fixed, ask to join our Google Community Volunteer Forum.

  • blasda_midlandbeach_20130407_003_cr2x_RIP_KVAv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY ||| "That is my great, great grandfather. Thank you!" ||| Photographed rather than scanned. Family provided with matte-free cropped version as well. P.S. It's Polish!

  • goldpa_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_BTv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Bob Travis (Northville, MI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside (Long Island), NY

  • mf_rockaways_112012_009b_cr_RIP_KVAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_011_cr_RIP_KAv1_st2_splice

    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!"

  • vilenam_nassau_20130407_005_cr_JLv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: Natalia Vilela ||| LOCATION: Island Park, NY

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_003_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "As usual you have brightened my evening with receipt of this photo of my husband! We weren't even married yet, he was in the Army! I was all teary when I saw it, thank you once again! You have my younger daughter's photo in the gallery you sent, and that too was a wonderful surprise! I can't stop telling everyone about your wonderful work! You are all very special and should receive recognition for your dedication and kindness to strangers! Thank you so much once again."

  • rounroj_nassau_20130407_005_cr3x_RIP_BDv1_st_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Freeport, Long Island, NY

  • landemp_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_DBv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Cedarhurst (Long Island) NY

  • perijo_midlandbeach_20130413_015_RIP_CFSv1_splice3

    RESTORED BY: CFS ||| FAMILY: Joseph Perinelli ||| LOCATION: Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY

  • bellkek_Sayreville_20130216_009_cr2x_RIP_LHv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Lindsey Henderson (Victoria, BC, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Kersi Bellihoomji ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • holujor_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: "John" ||| LOCATION: Seaford, NY ||| Family recovered only 5 photos. This was designated their most cherished. "Such an excellent job I had a tear in my eye, I had built the boat as a teenager and 50 years later it was destroyed by a hurricane. Thank you and thank your volunteers, their gifts are appreciated and do make a difference. "

  • palmhai_midlandbeach_20130413_001_mc_cr_RIP_BHv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Brenda Holzworth at Red Bellows Creations (Scottsdale, AZ) ||| FAMILY: Hannah Palmer ||| South River, NJ

  • dudimam_redhook_20130224_010_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: M. Dudine Kyle ||| LOCATION: Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY ||| "The entire story of Red Hook's comforting embrace after the storm. We picked each other up brushed ourselves off and have brought ourselves back from the brink. Every neighbor of mine down her has been an inspiration."

  • ardijea_midlandbeach_20130407_002_cr_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Jessica Ardi/The Ardi Family ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "We thank you very much. It means a lot...This particular picture is my husband when he was little. These were almost all of the photos from his childhood that we could salvage. There are others that look just like him but they are actually his brother who passed away when he was a little older then that picture." ; "Most of these are my husband's memories and all he has left of his mom and brother. Sandy tried to take everything away but we are trying to come back and we will even (get back some) of our photos too."

  • FabianoAl_Oceanside_112812_004_RIP_TBv1_splice

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Al & Terry Fabiano on their wedding day. "The song that we danced as our first dance as husband and wife" ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, NY

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_037_cr_TWS_v1_splice

    RESTORED BY: Terry Sanders (New York, NY) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee & Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • wilcki_sayreville_20130216_040_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Wilcher ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • sm_rockaways_112012_001_mc_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Madeline Stack ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| Dear Family. We haven't had any success attempting to reunite you with your restorations. If you see this, please get in touch.

  • holujor_nassau_20130407_003_cr2x_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: "John" ||| LOCATION: Seaford, (Long Island) NY ||| Family recovered only 5 photos. ||| "Such an excellent job I had a tear in my eye, I had built the boat as a teenager and 50 years later it was destroyed by a hurricane.Thank you and thank your volunteers, their gifts are appreciated and do make a difference. "

  • blasda_midlandbeach_20130407_004_cr_RIP_CFSv1_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY ||| "Thank you so much for the pictures, and for your dedication to this project. This picture is of my great-grandmother, and my mother will love to see this in time for Mother's day." ||| *Stuck behind glass, hence photographed rather than scanned. Volunteer did not bracket and provided an out-of-focus image as well, so this was a challenge!

  • yupama_midlandbeach_20130413_020_cr2x_RIP_JLv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you very much for the pictures. They look great and makes me happy. God bless you"

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_007_cr2x_RIP_JNv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "Another wonderful gift! This is my daughter Emily, I think she was 7...she is now 18 and getting ready to leave for college in the fall! Thank you so much for this beautiful restoration!" ||| Family provided with classic black and white + several tinted options. ***ABANDONED BY: Valentino Loyola (Mountainview, CA) 4/26/13 on 1/19/14, i.e. 9 months later after numerous email inquiries. PLEASE do not adopt photos if you cannot keep commitments and cannot at least respectfully notify staff before 3 months have elapsed, that you will not be able to restore a given photo. If done in a timely way we will understand. Thanks to our second volunteer for the rescue!

  • finghoj_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Bellmore, Long Island, NY

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_023_cr_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| A young and glamorous Barbara Eden circa the late 1960s, outside New York City's Ed Sullivan Theater on a conceivably rainy day. (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!)

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_032_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey (& Andrew, age 2) Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| P.S. this even more badly damaged family image sourced to help repair bushes.

  • capuchb_Staten_121512_005_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Ralph & Nancy Capurso ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "thank you again for yet another wonderful restoration! my grandpa's birthday is next week and i can't wait to get these printed and framed for him! "

  • dugaanm_midlandbeach_20130413_012_cr_rIP_LBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Angela D. ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| Thanks to our 2nd volunteer for the rescue!!! ABANDONED BY: Marsha Ferrell @emme retouching (Blairstown, NJ) 5/11/13 on 1/16/14. PLEASE do not adopt images if you cannot keep commitments. Our original volunteer ignored email after email only to ultimately abandon three photos for this family 8 months after she opted to restore them, 5 months after the images' given deadline, with zero courtesy notification. She also neglected to apologize for her actions. Please show CARE the same consideration you'd show a paying client or employer by remaining communicative and professional. : /

  • perijo_midlandbeach_20130413_008_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joseph Perinelli ||| LOCATION: Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY ||| Family provided with classic black & white, as well.

  • schinaj_nassau_20130407_006_cr_RIP_MPv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Maria Pasiuk (Santa Clara, CA) ||| FAMILY: Nancy Schilt ||| LOCATION: Seaford, NY

  • 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."

  • blasda_midlandbeach_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_JNv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY ||| *Stuck behind glass, hence photographed rather than scanned.

  • dalk_rockaways_112012_014a_cr_RIP_JPv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jane Patterson (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY

  • SullElA_Arverne_120912_003_cr_RIP_KFv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Karin Freymann (Detroit, MI) ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Love it! Thank you soooo much!"

  • konoeljj_sayreville_20130216_024_cr2x_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Elaine Konopka ||| Sayreville, NJ ||| Two images in the poster featuring four generations of little girls, have also been restored. This one and this one.

  • konoeljj_sayreville_20130216_005_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Elaine Konopka ||| Sayreville, NJ ||| *Note photo preceding this one, showing numerous generations of communion fillies. This photo is on the wall.

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_009_cr2x_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| *Alternate photos indicate child is distinctly brunette

  • atkishm_sayreville_20130216_009_cr_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Sharon M. Atkinson ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "71 and starting over!"

  • witkpaa_sayerville_20130216_001_mc_cr_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Patricia Witkowski ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_053_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORD BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_031_cr2x_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • kellstl_redhook_20130224_065_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY

  • wadewic_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: William Wade ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • ruriedf_midlandbeach_20130413_003_cr_RIP_JTv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jean Thornhill (Stoke Edith, England) ||| FAMILY: Ed Ruriane LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "TO MY DARLING WIFE & BABY LOVE FOREVER DAD" ||| Staff usually prepares tinted and trad B&W options for families to choose from.

  • granlej_midlandbeach_20130413_004_cr2x_RIP_MPv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Maria Pasiuk (Santa Clara, CA) ||| FAMILY: Leslie Granowski ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Lost rented bungalow on Mapleton Ave. Neighbor in attached bungalow died. Lost everything. Staying with family since."

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_004_cr2x_RIP_Anonv1_st2_splice

    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!!!"

  • naugkam_nassau_20130407_038_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Bayville, Long Island, NY ||| "I'm astounded at how beautifully this turned out - I am so grateful...And thank you ever so much! I'm thrilled!" ||| Family provided with unmatted/cropped versions as well. Tinted + classic B&W. ||| Originally ABANDONED BY: Elsie Pickering (Naples, Florida) 4/23/13 as of 1/21/14, thus thanks to our new volunteer for rescuing this beautiful photo!

  • wilcki_sayreville_20130216_005_cr_RIP_LKv2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Lee Kelly (Brooklyn, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Wilcher ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "When I heard about CARE for Sandy I was so elated. My home has been gutted and completely emptied, except for a bucket of photos that I could not bear to throw away in the trash. Now CARE for Sandy will give me the opportunity to capture my memories, when all else has been washed away by Hurricane Sandy." ||| *Family provided with classic black & white version + traditional sepia tint as well.

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_3587_021_RIP_CFSv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you! This is great - Christmas 1999. My girls were 2 1/2 and 4 months. It is nice to have this picture back. Merry Christmas." ||| *From photgraph of photograph stuck behind glass, not a scan.

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_024_cr_RIP_DJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "You have no idea how grateful I am to...to each and everyone of you that is returning precious memories to Sandy victims. THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!"

  • cardli_redo_midlandbeach_20130413_001_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

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

  • moorci_midlandbeach_20130413_011_cr_RIP_DKv5_st_splice

    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!"

  • levimid_nassau_20130407_006_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| *Image was stuck behind glass, hence photographed rather than scanned.

  • hautma_nassau_20120407_014_cr2x_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, Long Island, NY ||| *Dear family. None of our emails and phonecalls, hence time-consuming, valuable restorations, have received acknowledgment, therefore we have removed your remaining images from our database. If you listed your email or phone in err, feel free to write to us to make alternate arrangements. : (

  • diamphh_nassau_20130407_020_cr_DBv3_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Phyllis Diamond ||| LOCATION: Woodmere, (Long Island) NY ||| "We really want to thank for this picture. It is a picture of my husbands brother who was killed in world war two. It is the only one we have. So THANKS."

  • SullElA_Arverne_120912_002_cr_RIP_BPv3_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Boris Polonsky (Florham Park, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_023b_cr_RIP_LBv1_st_splice

    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..."

  • swenlel_redhook_20130224_001_mc_cr_300_RIP_VHMv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Victor H. Morales (Venezuela) ||| FAMILY: Leisah Swenson ||| LOCATION: (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY

  • cl_statenisland_111912_003a_cr_RIP_KAv1_splice_hori

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

  • joffsuu_nassau_20130407_015_RIP_CCV1_st_splice_hori

    *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment to be aired on 11/7/14 at approximately 9:30pm. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary. RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Unger Joffe ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much for yesterday and especially for my wonderful picture album! I was so stunned by this unexpected surprise and the time and effort you and the other volunteers put in to make this happen! This was so special and went beyond anything I would have imagined. I hope you know how grateful I am to you and your team for all your generosity in restoring my most cherished memories through these pictures! Larry was as surprised and delighted as I was to experience what I have been telling him about you first hand! I feel privileged to know you! Thank you again for everything!"

  • wardjem_nassau_20130407_010_cr2x_RIP_OHv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Óscar Hilillo (Malaga, Spain) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Massapequa, Long Island, NY ||| "Thank you so much! That's amazing that some of the picture was restored in Spain. What a nice Christmas Day surprise. This is a picture of my daughter Bridget and I on Christmas Eve 2010 visiting Santa at Santa Land at Macy's in NYC so what a perfect picture to receive on Christmas Day! Merry Christmas to you and your family too!!"

  • 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."

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_043_cr_KMv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "You have no idea how grateful I am to...to each and everyone of you that is returning precious memories to Sandy victims. THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!"

  • naugkam_nassau_20130407_036_cr_DBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Bayville, Long Island, NY ||| "Anne _____ was living in the NY Metro area around the turn of the century and dreamt of seeing her childhood home in Sligo one last time so she & a cousin traveled back to Ireland - that's when this photo was taken. Can't thank you enough." ||| Family provided with B&W + sepia central image options + flush images, too.

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_008_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| "Thank you so much for the pictures. Yes they certainly have many unforgetable moments!! ...One of the pictures is of my son Brian's first hair cut! Thank you again. The pictures came out great!!"

  • straada_nassau_20120407_006_cr_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Adrienne Stratmann ||| LOCATION: Freeport (Long Island), NY ||| "Thank you so much...It's like Christmas morning when you see these pictures in your email after a few months have gone by."

  • volpmat_midlandbeach_20130413_005_cr2X_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Marie Volpe ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "I almost lost my life and thought my two cats had drowned. Thank God I survived & my cats as well. Iost everything, but the greatest gift of all which is my life."

  • FabianoAl_Oceanside_112812_010_RIP_TBv1_RGB_splice

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Terry Fabiano ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, NY

  • cummjom_midlandbeach_20130407_009_cr_st_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: JoHanna Cummings ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • guisda_midlandbeach_20130407_003_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_067_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Another beautiful memory saved. I am 65 years old. This is a picture of my mother who passed in 2010. This was taken in the kitchen of our family homestead (her grandson and his family still lives there). This home was flooded by hurricane Sandy (24 inches of water in the first floor living area). After many months of hard work the home is almost back together but they still worry that this may happen again since there are no plans to remediate the area so it does not flood again. Another memory saved."

  • levimid_nassau_20130407_005x_cr_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thanks again!!! Nothing makes me happier than photos...keep it up pls...photo is about 20 yrs old!!" ||| *Photo was stuck behind glass, hence re-photographed rather than scanned.

  • luriki_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_BHv3_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Brenda Holzworth at Red Bellows Creations (Scottsdale, AZ) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Dr. Kim Lurie ||| LOCATION: Freeport & Long Beach, NY ||| "Suffice to say — SANDY was a trifecta. 1) I lost my home - 7ft of water. 2) Lost my 20x20 storage unit. 3) My lower Manhattan office was also affected." ||| *Rare case in which 'painting' was the only way to save the image. Damage far more apparent once color corrected and viewed at close range. Family submitted only 4 photos.

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_011_cr_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Joe Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Thank you for another restored memory. This photo was taken at my parent's home about 31 years ago at Easter time. Immediately to the right is the river that flooded the basement of this home from Hurricane Sandy. My father built this house 53 years ago and never had drop of water until Sandy. In the picture is me, my wife Carey and my three sons Andrew, Benjamin and Jonathan. (Oldest to youngest.) All of my pictures from this era were destroyed since I did not go digital until 2000. Thanks again restoring another precious memory that without your compassionate dedication would have been lost forever."

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_044_cr2x_KMv2A_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "These photos are of me (2nd from rt) and my cousins. Yes, amusing! lol"

  • FabianoAl_Oceanside_112812_016_RIP_FVM_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Feyona van der Molen (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ||| FAMILY: Al & Tessa Fabiano ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, NY

  • yupamariag_midlandbeach_20130413_018_cr2x_RIP_JLv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jessica Lau (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • dalk_rockaways_112012_009b_cr_RIP_OHv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Óscar Hilillo (Malaga, Spain) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY ||| *Note: Sloppily scanned by former scanning company sponsor we no longer collaborate with. WE are very careful about not chopping off images on our scanning beds!

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_003_cr_RIP_DBKv5_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee + Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| Volunteer and staff worked closely with family, using an alternate superimposed photo of the toddler's face to net the closest likeness possible.

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_003_cr2x_RIP_RHv3_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Reiner Hansen (Brooklyn, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| ""Thank you so much. These were very special because they were pictures of my deceased parents. Thank you for all the great work you do."

  • alvobos_nassau_20130407_017_cr2x_RIP_CCV1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Bonnie Alvo-Korman ||| LOCATION: Seaford (Long Island), NY

  • levimid_nassau_20130407_007_cr_RIP_AFv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Adam Fox (Santa Monica, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Thank you so much...I still love this photo." ||| Image was stuck behind glass, hence photographed rather than scanned.

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_013_cr_RIP_twv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Taryn Wortman (Greenville, DE) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY

  • ruriedf_midlandbeach_20130413_001_mc_cr2x_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Ed Ruriane LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • granlej_midlandbeach_20130413_014_cr2x_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Leslie Granowski ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Lost rented bungalow on Mapleton Ave. Neighbor in attached bungalow died. Lost everything. Staying with family since."

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_081_RIP_SWv1_st_bw_splice

    RESTORED BY: Stephen Weiss (Atlanta, GA) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • satobej_sayreville_20130216_002_cr_RIP_DBKv2_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Bernice Satorski ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • wagnmaj_sayreville_20130216_001_mc_cr_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Maryann & Kendra Wagner ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_007_cr_RIP_GGGv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Gail G. Green (Baltimore, MD) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| "The work you are doing is incredible. You have been so helpful to us and so many others. Thank you."

  • pottsat_sayerville_20130216_019_cr_RIP_PMv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Patrick Morrissey (Brooklyn, NY) ||| FAMILY: Athena Potts ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_007_cr2x_Anonv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| ABANDONED by original volunteer who ignored all requests for updates, months after its deadline had passed. : (

  • kapihyl_nassau_20130407_014_RIP_DJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dee Johnson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Hy Kapito ||| LOCATION: Baldwin Harbor, NY ||| Circa 1963

  • peresu_midlandbeach_20130407_017_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    *Please do not distribute/display without permission, per family request. ||| RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Susan Perez ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| A young Tony Curtis circa the late 1960s. (Susan played paparazzi as a preteen. She presented us with a marvelous collection of celebrity snapshots, all shot c/o Ed Sullivan Show guests. We scanned 2 of Tony.) ||| Accompanied by this as-of-yet to be restored secondary image.

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_037_cr_RIP_DJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "God Bless and thanks again."

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_042_cr_RIP_KMV2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kate McKinney (Wethersfield, CT) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| "Wow...a picture is worth a thousand words. This is at McGuire Air Force base. We used to go there to see the air show each year. My dad was an ex drill sargent in the marines and loved this stuff....so did we! I would have never remembered this tradition if not for these pics. it has been about 15 years since we went to the show. Great stuff!"

  • abrasti_nassau_20130407_010_cr2x_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| Woodmere, Long Island, NY ||| "We highly appreciate what you have done for us by restoring the pictures and doing the beautiful work." ||| ABANDONED BY: Matt Johnson (Pewsey, England) 4/23/13; presumed AWOL as of April 2014 ||| Original volunteer disappeared + ignored all follow-up inquiries. PLEASE do not offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. Or at minimum be willing to respectfully let us know before a given 3-month deadlines has passed. : (

  • jorda_rockaways_112012_102_RIP_LBv1_splice

    RESTORED BY: Lindsay Brayda (Brooklyn, NY) ||| FAMILY: Arlene Jordan ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_059_cr_RIP_mcv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Malcolm Cross (Tomintoul, Scotland, United Kingdom) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY

  • wilcki_sayreville_20130216_009_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Wilcher ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • levimid_nassau_20130407_008_cr_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| *Image was stuck behind glass, hence photographed rather than scanned. ||| "You do amazing work and I remain very grateful. She did great in this triathlon. Thanks again."

  • abrasti_nassau_20130407_008_cr_RIP_WNv1_st_spliceS

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| Woodmere (Long Island), NY ||| *Family provided with classic black & white version, as well.

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_030_cr2x_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • konoeljj_sayreville_20130216_021_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Elaine Konopka ||| Sayreville, NJ

  • hv_rockaways_112012_004c_cr_RIP_DM_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Dave Mason (Netherlands) ||| FAMILY: Vincent Hyland ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • wagnmaj_sayreville_20130216_007_RIP_TKv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Maryann & Kendra Wagner ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| *Volunteer provided with eyes of baby as child to help restore.

  • ellama_midlandbeach_20130407_016_cr_RIP_DJv1_st_splicejpg

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Great job! Thank you again. That baby is turning 17 this week."

  • fallri_Sayreville_20130216_003cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team RBJ (Flemington, NJ) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Rita Fallon ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "That little girl is me! Thanks!"

  • bennki_rockaways_112012_024a_cr_RIP_WPv3_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Wendy Post (Perth, Australia) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Benn LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| *Abandoned by original volunteer. Thanks to our 2nd for stepping up to help!

  • eliama_midlandbeach_20130407_002_cr2x_JWv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Mary Ellen & Steve Elias ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you so much! This is my mom's First Communion. It is great to have it back."

  • jorda_rockaways_112012_241_RIP_RPv4_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Rob Pfeifer (USA) ||| FAMILY: Arlene Jordan ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • moorci_midlandbeach_20130413_040_cr_RIP_Anonv1_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay), NY ||| "May 24, 1962" ||| "Yay, fabulous job in restoring my baby picture taken in 1960 in Breezy Point. Thank you so much at least I have one photo of me as a baby thanks to you. Big big bunches of hugs from me to you!"

  • dudimam_redhook_20130224_004_cr_RIP_VHMv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Victor H. Morales (Venezuela) ||| FAMILY: M. Dudine Kyle ||| LOCATION: Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY ||| "This photo is of my mother, grandmother and grandfather at our funky summer home in upstate NY where my mom had a funny little antique shop. It has brought quite a smile to my family's collective face!"

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_036_cr_RIP_KVAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank You, I rec’d pictures today & they are AMAZING !!!!!" | "We chose to stay home on the night of the hurricane. BAD IDEA!!! We spent 12 hours in the attic with a friend from Olympia Blvd. and a 1 1/2yr old dog. We were rescued by boat at about 6:00am Tuesday."

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_010_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson CFS! ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, Ny ||| "Saturday was beyond awesome! I was so excited to meet you and am so glad it finally worked out! There truly are no words for what you and the volunteers have given back to my family. It is truly inspirational! We have been going through the beautiful album over and over again... I have found everyone looking at it independently and together since you have it to is.....what an truly incredible surprise ;) " *This image was rush restored for a NY1 "NYorker of the Week" segment which aired on 11/7/14. Its family was surprised with a "CARE Package". Beautiful prints were donated by Bestype Imaging, placed in gorgeous albums gifted by Soho Photo Gallery. Thanks to all who participated! Click here to learn how YOU can send a CARE Package to a different family — no Photoshop skills necessary.

  • vilenam_nassau_20130407_007_cr_RIP_SAv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Stasha Designs (Windhoek, Namibia) ||| FAMILY: Natalia Vilela ||| LOCATION: Island Park, NY

  • levimid_nassau_20130407_001_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| *Image was stuck behind glass, hence photographed rather than scanned.

  • bellsud_Sayreville_20130216_001_mc_cr_RIP_FvdMv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Feyona van der Molen (Amsterdam, Netherlands) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Susan Bell ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "It is a wonderful service provided. I value my family photos and appreciate being able to keep memories of my lost loved ones alive! Thank you."

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_008_cr_RIP_v1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "A pleasant surprise indeed!!!!! Many thanks to to all that were responsible for creating this surprise!!!!! Yes this cake was baked for a fourth of July party 1976 the same year our second son Benjamin was born. (He is the baby in this picture) Also in this picture with Carey is our dear friends Doug and Lisa Sermon. This picture was taken in Oldwick, NJ where Carey and I lived when we first got married. A beautiful place on a mountain top where our nearest neighbor was a cow. Oh what memories!!!!"

  • weimthm_midlandbeach_20130413_004_cr_RIP_TBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: "Theresa" (for parents) ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY |||

  • pezzjoj_nassau_20130407_012_cr2x_RIP_xxv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: John & Sandy Pezzuto ||| Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • SullElA_Arverne_120912_04_cr_RIP_GWv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Genevieve Wolff (Oakland, CA) ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_021_cr_TBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "There is a photo with my white haired Aunt Nora in a pretty blue dress and my Uncle Claude in a tux on their daughter's wedding day. Uncle Claude hailed from Nottingham, England and my dear aunt was from County Cork, Ireland. During WWI my Uncle was in the RAF, I believe, and was wounded. In the hospital my aunt was his nurse. He must have thought she did a good job because they married and had four children. Not sure if they married in the US but all the children were born here. They were very dear to me, my grandparents, really. My maternal granddad died before I was born and grandma passed when I was two. I am so happy to have this lovely photo. I can't tell you much I love it, and how grateful I am to be able to "see " them and remember the wonderful times we shared together. My own dad passed away when I was 13 and Uncle Claude gave me away on my wedding day. They had the best marriage I have ever encountered. Thank you once again!"

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_006_cr_splice_hori

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

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_025_cr_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| August 1939; tiny 2x3" photo! ||| "Mom when she was a little girl, with my grandmother. Thank you!!!! Keep them coming!!"

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_003_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    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"

  • pezzjoj_nassau_20130407_003_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: John & Sandy Pezzuto ||| Hicksville, Long Island, NY ||| Pictured: Son Joe, "Semper Fi"

  • lozacim_sayreville_20130216_001_mc_cr_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Cindy Loza ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "This is one of the few pics of myself as baby that is still around. Thanks so much again and my god bless u all."

  • levimid_nassau_20130407_004_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori

    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.

  • dalyri_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_RSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Richard Schmoker (Yuma, AZ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Hicksville, NY ||| "Thank you so so very much!!!!! You guys are AMAZING!!!!!!"

  • diamphh_nassau_20130407_033_cr_RIP_ACv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) ||| FAMILY: Phyllis Diamond ||| LOCATION: Woodmere, NY

  • cl_statenisland_111912_mc_cr_RIP_BPv1_splice.jpg

    RESTORED BY: Boris Polonsky (Florham Park, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| CARE for Sandy's signature bride from Staten Island.

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_008_cr2x_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (Queens, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Thea" ||| Staten Island, NY ||| "This is a photo of my parents wedding day in 1950. Also, my aunt is In this photo. It brings back a lot of memories and it's amazing to see the resemblance in my kids. Thanks again for you fantastic work. We very much appreciate it."

  • hittli_nassau_20130407_016_cr_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Linda Hittleman ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "thanks! haha just in time for Chanukah - this must have been a Chanukah party 22 years ago... made my day"

  • bellsud_sayreville_20130216_091_cr_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Susan Bell ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "It is a wonderful service provided. I value my family photos and appreciate being able to keep memories of my lost loved ones alive! Thank you."

  • dk_rockaways_112012_004_cr_RIP_CPv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Corinne Porter (Grove City, OH) ||| FAMILY: Kevin Dolan ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens ||| *Abandoned by original volunteer who pretended to be a CARE volunteer during a television interview to bring attention to his business. (No! We're not joking!) Thanks to our Ohioan 2nd for stepping up to help!

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_001_mc_cr300_RIP_CFS_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • osulpad_nassau_20130407_008_cr2x_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Patty O'Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Atlantic Beach, Long Island, NY ||| *Abandoned for year by original volunteer. PLEASE do not adopt photos if you do not have time to restore them. : (

  • cr_rockaways_112012_031b_cr_RIP_LMv1_splice

    RESTORED: Lauren Jacobs Marshall (St. Louis, MO) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • cp_rockaways_112012_007a_cr_RIP_JPv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Breezy Point, Queens, NY

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_017_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team RBJ (Flemington, NJ) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "We chose to stay home on the night of the hurricane. BAD IDEA!!! We spent 12 hours in the attic with a friend from Olympia Blvd. and a 1 1/2yr old dog. We were rescued by boat at about 6:00am Tuesday."

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_033_cr_RIP_DJv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "You have no idea how grateful I am to...to each and everyone of you that is returning precious memories to Sandy victims. THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!"

  • perijo_midlandbeach_20130413_003_cr_RIP_JT_v2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jean Thornhill (Stoke Edith, England) ||| FAMILY: Joseph Perinelli ||| LOCATION: Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_036_cr_RIP_PCv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Perry Chow (Toronto, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • elJamhan_Staten_121512_002_cr_RIP_MTv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Matt Thompson (West Fargo, ND) ||| FAMILY: Hanadi El Jammal ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • diamphh_nassau_20130407_026_cr_RIP_DJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Phyllis Diamond ||| LOCATION: Woodmere, NY ||| *Pssst....What is baby holding? Latterday iPod?! :)

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_033_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| "My family loves the pictures and can not thank you enough!!!!" ||| "Walter was assigned Photo Salvage — We're a family of 6 members & divided between ourselves all tasks to try to recover pieces of our Lives and family History. Three wks. post-storm Sandy, a lady ran up to us at our house & told us a box of family photos were down on the So. Amboy waterfront. Days later, my son Joe went walking in the sand — quite a distance from our house & saw what he described as a treasure chest — it was a sand & seawater soaked chest of our family photos 1917 to present." ||| "I don't know how you do what you do, but its great."

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_007_cr_RIP_CCV2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY

  • zaraxo_Staten_121512_007_cr_RIP_KVAv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Staten Island

  • schinaj_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_DJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Nancy Schilt ||| LOCATION: Seaford, (Long Island), NY

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_002_cr2x_RIP_EJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Earl Joseph (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "I GOT IT!!!!! That's me and my momma!...So many AMAZING people, like yourself and all the volunteers, never thought twice about commitments they had and stepped up to help others. TWO years later, YOU and YOUR volunteers, continue to give tirelessly of yourselves and NEVER ask for anything...You have put a smile on my face so many times, over the last two years...thank you for ALWAYS making everyone smile."

  • marcmiw_nassau_20130407_020_cr_RIP_DJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_014_cr_LBv1_RIP_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures. It brings back such good memories. I appreciate everything you do. Thanks again."

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_020_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "Oh my gosh! What a great memory! My wedding day, almost 24 years ago! Both of my parent are gone now so this is a treasure, thank you so much!"

  • nelsja_sayreville_20130216_005_cr_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_040_cr_RIP_CFSv2_st_splice

    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."

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_092_RIP_VHMv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Victor H. Morales (Venezuela) ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| "3 months after Hurricane Sandy the clean-up was over and we were returning to normal (somewhat). I began trying to save my photo albums that were set aside after being underwater for a few days. I tried putting them in cold water and laid them out to dry. As the pictures got older and older they just didn't hold up as well. I heard about CARE for Sandy and contacted Lee. She understood my dilemma and said she would send a volunteer to save my photos. Nicole, my angel, arrived and scanned 100 of my favorite photos. She spent 4 hours and we became good friends. She met my family members and learned of many new interesting restaurants that should reopen hopefully in the next few months. Thank you Lee and CARE for Sandy!! And Nicole!!"

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_037_cr_RIP_PCv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Perry Chow (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • kapihyl_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_Anonv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Hy Kapito ||| LOCATION: Baldwin Harbor, NY

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_025_cr2x_RIP_JTv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Jean Thornhill (Stoke Edith, England) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee + Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| This is Hoong Yee's auntie and first piano teacher.

  • osulpad_nassau_20130407_009_cr_300_RIP_AYv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Patty O'Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Atlantic Beach, Long Island, NY ||| NY Ranger is Brian Leetch.

  • tratmas_redhook_20130224_008_cr_RIP_RBJv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: M. Trattner ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Red Hook), NY

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_041_cr_KAv1_st_splice_hori

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

  • mf_rockaways_112012_002a_cr2x_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| *Family also provided with a sepia tinted variation.

  • lozacim_sayreville_20130216_025_cr2x_ACv1_RIP_st_splice_hori

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

  • casadaf_nassau_20130407_006_cr_RIP_RDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Rob DiCaterino (Clifton, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • sarajoa_sayreville_20130216_007_cr_RIP_ACv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Amy Crooks (Rahdrum, ID) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ

  • greeel_nassau_20130407_035_cr_TBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Glen Greenberg ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, Long Island, NY

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_002_cr_TKv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY ||| "Beautiful pictures...Thank You."

  • osulpad_nassau_20130407_006_cr2x_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Patty O'Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Atlantic Beach, Long Island, NY

  • luriki_nassau_20130407_002_cr_RIP_xxv1_st_splice_hori_td

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Dr. Kim Lurie ||| LOCATION: Freeport & Long Beach, NY ||| "Suffice to say — SANDY was a trifecta. 1) I lost my home - 7ft of water. 2) Lost my 20x20 storage unit. 3) My lower Manhattan office was also affected." ||| "The pictures are of...my mother. In fact, just recently I was searching for her headshot for a 35th memorial of my dad's passing and I realized I no longer had it. So, it is wonderful to have it back! Thank you again for bringing back to "life" some of my lost memories...as you can probably tell, losing my photos, love notes, and so well preserved keepsakes from my life was some of the worst..furniture, clothing, dishes and even my home I can replace....love letter from old boyfriends, family no longer alive...I can not. Thank you for bringing some of that back to me." ||| *Originally an actress' promo card. Name and number/white bar removed from bottom to protect privacy, in case # is still valid.

  • veririr_nassau_20130407_003_cr2x_RIP_MPv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Maria Pasiuk (Santa Clara, CA) ||| FAMILY: Richard Verity ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "thank you for your diligence ..the little girl is my brother Andrew's child Jaclyn - she is now in 1st year of college a Univ. of Miami - Neurobiology "

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_006_cr_RIP_DBv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_061_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY ||| "Hell yeah, thats me and my teddy, wherever i go, he goes!"

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_018_RIP_GHv2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Garry Horley (Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_036_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ "The photos look great! The first pictures are my daughter receiving an award for a Middle School Drug Awareness contest from the Borough Council. These are cherished photos of their younger years since they are now 27 and 24. I can't thank you enough for all you and your volunteers have done. God Bless!"

  • lamahor_nassau_20130407_013cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Hope LaMagna ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, NY ||| "So many caring and kind people have helped my family through the storm. I teach 3rd grade in Roslyn and a student from the school made me a 'care box' filled with items she thought I might need with items such as wipes, socks and nail polish. It touched my heart!"

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_017_cr2x_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "Thank you so much for the restoration! I am keeping them all together and hope to recreate my wedding album at some point.Thank you for taking your time to help others!"

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_026_cr_RIP_KVAv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "The little boy is my brother. Thanks so much."

  • hittli_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_DBv1_v2_st_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Linda Hittleman ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_046_cr_RIP_DBv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "This is a photo of my mom as a young girl. Happy holidays to you as well!"

  • havekaj_sayreville_20130216_054_cr2X_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: "Karen" ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_034_cr_RIP_CCV1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY ||| "Another photo beautifully restored, thank you so much! Thank you for your continued work on these photos..."

  • moorci_midlandbeach_20130413_004_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay), NY

  • SullEIA_Arveme_120912_021_cr_RIP_JNv1_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • glasje_nassau_20130407_008_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_trios_100

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Jerry Glassman ||| LOCATION: Bellmore, NY

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_026_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| "Walter was assigned Photo Salvage — We're a family of 6 members & divided between ourselves all tasks to try to recover pieces of our Lives and family History. Three wks. post-storm Sandy, a lady ran up to us at our house & told us a box of family photos were down on the So. Amboy waterfront. Days later, my son Joe went walking in the sand — quite a distance from our house & saw what he described as a treasure chest — it was a sand & seawater soaked chest of our family photos 1917 to present." ||| *Abandoned by original volunteer. Thanks to our new volunteer for having rescued this photo.

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_041_cr _RIP_DJv3_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS + Darlene Johnson (Staten Island, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "Thanks for the newest photo. I love it! The wonderful blue tricycle was for me, and I rode it for many years. You can see how big it was compared to me. I also received a helmet and goggles . I couldn't wait to ride my new bike. Of course, you will notice in the picture that the bike was much too big for me. I couldn't even reach the pedals. My dad made giant blocks out of pieces of wood and covered each pedal with one so I could reach the pedals. Before you know it, I was zooming through the house on my new bike in complete ensem (helmet and goggles). My dad passed away when I was 13 so each memory I have of him is precious. You just brought this one back for me -- just in time for Christmas!! Warm holiday wishes to all who have worked on this amazing project."

  • krakho_RockawayPark_20130407_022_cr2x_RIP_LBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Hoong Yee Lee + Seth Krakauer ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY ||| "Omg, its beautiful. Ms Hoong Wei Lee!!"

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_054_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY ||| *Stephen is a former Peace Corps volunteer, who ironically used to work with flood victims. His submissions consist almost entirely of photos captured while living in India and Afghanistan.

  • Kellstl_redhook_20130224_063_cr_RIP_TKv1_splice

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Stephen Keller ||| LOCATION: Neponsit, Queens, NY ||| "The Gujars...easily the handsomest and most striking people around. The Gujars are a Muslim caste (although there are reputed to be Hindu Gujars in other parts of India) who are cattle and buffalo herders and milk vendors. In season --- between May and September --- they live even higher up and further from Dalhousie than the Dogris, in crude log and mud shelters in the 10,000 foot high meadows. After September it is too cold for the livestock and they trek back to their villages in the plains, six days and sixty miles away, with their buffaloes and cattle, selling milk there until the heat of early summer brings them back to the hills for animal fodder." ||| *Stephen was a volunteer with the Peace Corps, and helped flood victim back in the day.

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_016_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • vilenam_nassau_20130407_006_cr_RIP_RBVv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Natalia Vilela ||| LOCATION: Island Park (Long Island), NY

  • mf_rockaways_112012_013a_cr_RIP_ST_foursomevert2

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • BradSu_belleharbor_20132701_086_RIP_XXv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Susan Brady ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_081_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "Thanks again for another great memory! I love them. Have a great holiday & thanks again."

  • swisshm_redhook_20130224_034_cr_RIP_RBv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Richard Basmagy (Commack, NY) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY

  • wilcki_sayreville_20130216_034_cr2x_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Kimberly Wilcher ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "When I heard about CARE for Sandy I was so elated. My home has been gutted and completely emptied, except for a bucket of photos that I could not bear to throw away in the trash. Now CARE for Sandy will give me the opportunity to capture my memories, when all else has been washed away by Hurricane Sandy." ||| *Abandoned by original volunteer. Thanks to our new volunteer for having rescued this photo.

  • montanm_sayreville_20130216_003_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: AnnMarie Montanino ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| *Staff note. LifeTouch was phoned to ask if we could arrange to send a new print to the family. Surprisingly, their photographs are shot with film, not digital, and are removed from their database after 2 years. But if you are a family with school portraits or similar, not all companies will operate in the same way. Reach out and request that your records be retrieved for possible new prints! Of additional note, the background shrubbery is a scrim and was blurry in its original state. A quick Google revealed this twin. This image was stuck to, hence scanned behind, glass.

  • marcmiw_nassau_20130407_013_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Hicksville, Long Island, NY

  • SullElA_Arverne_120912_027_cr_RIP_JT_130218_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jean Thornhill (Stoke Edith, England) ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • bachkak_nassau_20130407_011_cr_RIP_BDv2_st_splice

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

  • 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."

  • fallri_Sayreville_20130216_002cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Rita Fallon ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • moorci_midlandbeach_20130413_003_cr_RIP_JNv2_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn (Sheepshead Bay), NY ||| "Thank you again for all of your fabulous restoration to my photos. I can never thank you enough for providing me and my family with a little part of our past. A big warm hug from me to all of you."

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_021_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ

  • hautma_nassau_20120407_011_cr_RIP_KVAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, Long Island, NY ||| *Dear family. None of our emails and phonecalls, hence time-consuming, valuable restorations, have received acknowledgment, therefore we have removed your remaining images from our database. If you listed your email or phone in err, feel free to write to us to make alternate arrangements. : (

  • hayejel_sayreville_20130216_051_cr_AYv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuh (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Jennifer Hayek ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| Abandoned by Community College of Philadelphia. Thanks to our new volunteer for stepping up to help!

  • perijo_midlandbeach_20130413_002_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joseph Perinelli ||| LOCATION: Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_026_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • gp_rockaways_112012_003_cr_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Pat Gallagher ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| *Note: Adopted in December then abandoned by original volunteer. Please do not contact us to restore photos unless you can commit to doing so!

  • KellBaJ_arverne_120912_003a_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: Barbara Kelly ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • atkishm_sayreville_20130216_003_cr_RIP_DBKv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Sharon M. Atkinson ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "71 and starting over!"

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_032_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "I am very grateful and thankful to ALL of you for taking your time to see that our memories were not completely destroyed. Thanks so much again."

  • SullElA_Arverne_120912_028_cr_RIP_JT_130311_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jean Thornhill (Stoke Edith, England) ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_036_cr_TBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Tim Barnes (Bedford, TX) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| " I really can't believe the quality of the restorations! It is heartwarming to see them again."

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_014_cr_RIP_JTv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jean Thornhill (Stoke Edith, England) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY "That's the beach, actually it's the ocean in the background. I think that was Hurricane Gloria or a big nor'easter when the ocean was in my backyard! We did NOT take any water in the house though. This is my grandfather (who has since passed away) and my brother when he was younger. While this picture means the world to me, it is going to mean even more when I email it to my brother. My grandfather was like a dad to us and they were REALLY close! My brother lives in California now. I am going to email this right now! Thank you for yet another amazing restoration."

  • schinaj_nassau_20130407_005_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Nancy Schilt ||| LOCATION: Seaford, (Long Island), NY

  • fristhg_midlandbeach_20130407_033_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Thea Friscia ||| Staten Island, NY ||| Thanks very much, I received these picture and they look awesome. Thanks to the restoration work you do!" ABANDONED BY: Shane Garland (Ireland) 9/24/13 ||| Volunteer never returned a restoration and ignored every email we sent thereafter all year. PLEASE do not offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. Or at minimum be willing to bow out gracefully by letting us know before your 3-month deadline has elapsed so that we can manage family expectations. : (

  • struchr_redhook_20130224_005_cr_RIP_TKv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. (San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Brooklyn, Sheepshead Bay, NY

  • sullpaj_midlandbeach_20130413_007_cr2x_st_RIP_JNv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Patricia Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • delifl_midlandbeach_20130407_013_cr_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_trio

    RESTORED BY: Team Dobson/CFS! ||| FAMILY: "Flo" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "You have no idea how grateful I am to...to each and everyone of you that is returning precious memories to Sandy victims. THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!"

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_016_cr_RIP_BT_v1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Bob Travis (Northville, MI) ||| FAMILY: Laura Lamont/Carmela Saulle ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank You, I rec’d pictures today & they are AMAZING !!!!!" | "We chose to stay home on the night of the hurricane. BAD IDEA!!! We spent 12 hours in the attic with a friend from Olympia Blvd. and a 1 1/2yr old dog. We were rescued by boat at about 6:00am Tuesday."

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_040_cr2x_RIP_KAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey (& Andrew, age 2) Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "Another treasure restored!!!! This little pipsqueak is our oldest son Andrew who turned 40 years old February 3rd 2014. We will never be able to thank you for all the joys that you have given to our family ( 21 as of today) Thank you……... thank you…….. thank you!!!!!!!!!!"

  • cardli_statenisland_111912_007gpc_cr_RIP_BLv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Bill Lundgren (Texas), albeit finished by CFS ||| FAMILY: Lisa Cardinale ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • palmhai_midlandbeach_20130413_045_cr2x_RIP_CFSv1_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Hannah Palmer ||| South River, NJ

  • hv_rockaways_112012_004d_cr_RIP_JTv2_st2_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jean Thornhill (Stoke Edith, England) ||| FAMILY: Vincent Hyland ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • SullElA_Arverne_120912_05_cr_JTv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Jean Thornhill (Stoke Edith, England) ||| FAMILY: Liz Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • cummjom_midlandbeach_20130407_003_cr_RIP_DBv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Diane Barton (Milwaukee, WI) ||| FAMILY: JoHanna Cummings ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • 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."

  • hornica_nassau_20130407_027_010_cr_RIP_BDv2_st_splice_hori

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

  • klocjo_sayreville_20130216_066_cr_RIP_JWv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Joanne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: Joe & Carey Kloc ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ ||| "My younger brother Tom(now age 54 years old) taken in the kitchen of the original Kloc family homestead that is slated to be purchased by the state of NJ this July and then demolished……Very sad…..but thanks to you we still have our memories!!!!"

  • perijo_midlandbeach_20130413_006_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Team CFS/Dobson! ||| FAMILY: Joseph Perinelli ||| LOCATION: Midland Beach, Staten Island, NY ||| Family provided with classic black & white as well.

  • barrtak_nassau_20130407_003a_cr2x_RIP_DBKv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Tanya K. Barrett (Son Adam!) ||| LOCATION: Mastic Beach, NY ||| "We lost everything to Sandy but are very grateful to be alive. The community really came thru for us. Sandy can't steal Christmas. Helped us w' Xmas gifts. We are still picking up the pieces but are getting better one step at a time."

  • chrige_nassau_20130407_003_cr2x_RIP_BDv1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Becky Dobson (Virginia Beach, VA) ||| FAMILY: Geri Christianson ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY ||| "Wow! Thank you so much. Now all his great grandchildren can see how handsome he was."

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_029_cr_JWv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: JoAnne Wrentham (Portland, OR) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| "Walter was assigned Photo Salvage — We're a family of 6 members & divided between ourselves all tasks to try to recover pieces of our Lives and family History. Three wks. post-storm Sandy, a lady ran up to us at our house & told us a box of family photos were down on the So. Amboy waterfront. Days later, my son Joe went walking in the sand — quite a distance from our house & saw what he described as a treasure chest — it was a sand & seawater soaked chest of our family photos 1917 to present."

  • marcmiw_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_KVAv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: HIcksville, Long Island, NY

  • swenlel_redhook_20130224_002_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Leisah Swenson ||| LOCATION: (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY ||| Please show your support for Leisah's hurricane-effected Red Hook café and catering business: Home/made.

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_047_cr_RIP_DKv2_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "The restoration work that CARE for Sandy has done is nothing short of remarkable...Amazing as always...Thanks, Thanks, Thanks."

  • horemaa_sayreville_20130216_028_cr_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: The Horezga Family ||| LOCATION: South Amboy, NJ ||| "Walter was assigned Photo Salvage — We're a family of 6 members & divided between ourselves all tasks to try to recover pieces of our Lives and family History. Three wks. post-storm Sandy, a lady ran up to us at our house & told us a box of family photos were down on the So. Amboy waterfront. Days later, my son Joe went walking in the sand — quite a distance from our house & saw what he described as a treasure chest — it was a sand & seawater soaked chest of our family photos 1917 to present."

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_064_RIP_KVAv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_006_cr_RIP_CPv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Corinne Porter (Grove City, OH) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY

  • sotdo_belleharbor_112012_034_cr_RIP_AYv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Allie Yuhs (Seattle, WA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| Found in the rubble of a destroyed home, on a block where all homes perished due to fire.

  • flahbel_nassau_20130407_029_cr_RIP_JNv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Beverly Flaherty ||| Babylon (Long island), NY

  • atkishm_sayreville_20130216_002_cr_RIP_JNv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: John Nugent (Bovina, NY) ||| FAMILY: Sharon M. Atkinson ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "71 and starting over!" ||| *Staff note. Flickr is displaying cyan casts in white areas + more saturated darks than w' Adobe RGB. Thanks to our new volunteer for the 2nd rescue! ||| ABANDONED BY: Lauren Marshall (St. Louis, MO) 3/20/13; Staff gave up attempting to net a return 11.5 months later. Please don't offer to restore photos if you cannot keep commitments. Or at least be respectful and let us know you're no longer willing to restore a given photo before months have passed so as to better manage family expectations. : (

  • mf_rockaways_112012_002b_cr_RIP_CFSv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_020_cr_RIP_BDv1_st2_splice

    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.

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_015_cr_RIP_KVAv4_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Kim Van Ausdal (Los Angeles, CA) ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • lamolaa_midlandbeach_20130413_019_cr_RIP_KAv2_st_splice_hori

    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! : )

  • fallri_sayreville_20130216_005_cr_RIP_CFSv2_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Rita Fallon ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • swenlel_redhook_20130224_003_cr_RIP_CCv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Charles Conti (Dix Hills, NY) ||| FAMILY: Leisah Swenson ||| LOCATION: (Red Hook) Brooklyn, NY ||| "Thank you so very much for the fabulous restoration of my parent's wedding album. Doris and Allen were married right out of High School in 1962 in North Garden, VA right outside of Charlottesville. They got divorced in 1969 when I was 1 1/2 years old. These are the only happy memories I have of them together so it means a lot to have not lost these precious reminders in Sandy along with everything else. They are both still living, and live similar lives but not together. Many people in some of the other photos have passed on. It is wonderful to see them all together for a celebratory occasion. I really appreciate the time and energy your team has put into saving these for me. I cannot thank you enough."

  • hittli_nassau_20130407_010_cr_RIP_DMv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Domenic Piluso (Toronto, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Linda Hittleman ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • matakr_midlandbeach_20130413_005_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: ||| FAMILY: Kristine Matarese ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • sullpaj_midlandbeach_20130413_022_cr_CFS_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Patricia Sullivan ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • savamam_nassau_20130407_009_cr_RIP_DKv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: David Kettrey of Enjoy Your Photos (Lebanon, IN) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Lindenhurst (Long Island), NY ||| "The restoration work that CARE for Sandy has done is nothing short of remarkable...Amazing as always...Thanks, Thanks, Thanks."

  • schnch_rockaway_20130401_017_cr_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Christine Schneider ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY ||| "Thank you so much for another wonderful restoration. ...I'm super happy with how it came out! I was 15 in this picture, and I was going to a senior prom! I remember being so excited! Thank you so much for your continued hard work and dedication. It is greatly appreciated!" ||| Staff note: Flickr calibrates differently vs Photoshop's Adobe RGB. Too much magenta in Flickr version!

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_084_RIP_RBJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: RBJ (Flemington, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • atkishm_sayreville_20130216_005_cr2x_RIP_RDv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Rob DiCaterino (Clifton, NJ) ||| FAMILY: Sharon M. Atkinson ||| LOCATION: Sayreville, NJ ||| "71 and starting over!"

  • barrtak_nassau_20130407_004_cr3x_RIP_CFSv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: CFS (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Tanya K. Barrett (Son Adam!) ||| LOCATION: Mastic Beach, NY ||| "We lost everything to Sandy but are very grateful to be alive. The community really came thru for us. Sandy can't steal Christmas. Helped us w' Xmas gifts. We are still picking up the pieces but are getting better one step at a time."

  • mf_rockaways_112012_006b_cr_RIP_GGv3_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Gail G. Green (Baltimore, MD) ||| FAMILY: Francine McCabe ||| LOCATION: Rockaway, Queens, NY

  • zaraxo_Staten_121512_008_cr_RIP_QI_v1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Qingnan/Nassau Community College Student (Nassau, NY) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • wadewic_nassau_20130407_001_mc_cr_RIP_DKCv1_st_splice

    *Not eligible for press display. Volunteer abandoned additional photos. ||| RESTORED BY: Diana K. Cury (Brazil) ||| FAMILY: William Wade ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • sotdo_belleharbor_112012_003_cr_RIP_DJv3_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Team Diane Jolliffe (Mukilteo, WA) + CFS ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY ||| Found in the rubble of a destroyed home, on a block where all homes perished due to fire. Close inspection will reveal an image completely covered in flecks of ash.

  • yupamariag_midlandbeach_20130413_009_cr_RIP_DJv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Dan Jocelyn (Norwich, England) + CFS ||| FAMILY: "Maria" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY ||| "Thank you for continue sending our pictures. The pictures look great and bring too many memories."

  • vg_rockaways_112012_002d_cr_st2_RIP_Anonv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Anonymous ||| FAMILY: Gail Vicente ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Park, Queens, NY

  • fallri_Sayreville_20130216_007_cr_RIP_LBv1_st_splice_hori

    RESTORED BY: Leo Bruce (Great Neck, NY) ||| FAMILY: Rita Fallon ||| LOCATION: Old Bridge, NJ

  • goldpa_nassau_20130407_010_cr_TKv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Thomasina K. San Francisco, CA) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, NY

  • casadaf_nassau_20130407_027_cr_RIP_ELB1_st_splice_vert

    RESTORED BY: Elise L. Bennett (Gallup, NM) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Long Beach, NY

  • elJamhan_Staten_121512_014_cr_RIP_THV1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Tia Hoshizaki (Vancouver, BC, Canada) ||| FAMILY: Hanadi El Jammal ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • lamahor_nassau_20130407_003_cr_RIP_MPv1_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Maria Pasiuk (Santa Clara, CA) ||| FAMILY: Hope LaMagna ||| LOCATION: Oceanside, NY ||| "So many caring and kind people have helped my family through the storm. I teach 3rd grade in Roslyn and a student from the school made me a 'care box' filled with items she thought I might need with items such as wipes, socks and nail polish. It touched my heart!"

  • perica_midlandbeach_20130413_033_cr_RIP_GHv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Garry Horley (Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada) ||| FAMILY: "Angela" ||| LOCATION: Staten Island, NY

  • tr_rockaways_112012_006a_cr_RIP_LSv2_st_splice

    RESTORED BY: Lauren Spinelli (Orlando, FL) ||| FAMILY: Janine Courtney & kin as submitted by sister Kim Reilly ||| LOCATION: Belle Harbor, Queens, NY

  • dalk_rockaways_112012_013c_RIP_CCv1_st_splice_vert

    *Note: Not eligible for press/distribution. Volunteer became an awoler, and abandoned images. ||| RESTORED BY: Team CFS + Christine Connelly (Chicago, IL) ||| FAMILY: Wishes to remain anonymous. ||| LOCATION: Rockaway Beach, Queens, NY

  • abelev_rockaways_112012_092_RIP_KAv1_st_splice_vert

    RE-RESTORED BY: Kay A. (New York, NY) ||| FAMILY: Evan Abel ||| LOCATION: Rockaways, Queens, NY

  • 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.

  • 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.)