Volunteers Retouch Sandy-Damaged Photos

February 21, 2013 | Andy Cush

A Park Slope good Samaritan is offering to digitally restore damaged photographs for anyone whose home was flooded in Hurricane Sandy. Through Cherished Albums Restoration Effort, an organization she founded after the storm, Lee Kelly organizes drives for people to bring up to 100 waterlogged prints, then farms them out to her global network of retouching volunteers. “You think about people losing more concrete things,” said Andrea Henkel, a Gowanus resident who brought photos to CARE. “People don’t think about how important pictures are. I’m so grateful to Lee and CARE and all the volunteers.”

The next drive is scheduled for February 24 at the Kentler International Drawing Space on Van Brunt Street in Red Hook.

(Photo: LexnGer/Flickr)