What’s September 27, 2014? Oh wait, you already read the headline… That’s right, its Save Your Photos Day!
Wait, what’s that? It’s a day “aimed at educating individuals, families, communities and photographers on how to preserve meaningful photos from disasters such as fire, flood and other natural disasters, says the Save Your Photos Alliance ‘ which notes that every year “there are more than 550 natural disasters throughout the world. For victims of fire, flood, tornadoes and other catastrophes, photos are among the most valuable possessions lost.”
They’re hoping you’ll connect through local community events, activities, and resources and highlight what they can do to safeguard photos. It’s “open to anyone with an interest in helping others safeguard their photos and treasured memorabilia.”
You can now access information and a toolkit to help you plan your own event. Some of the possible activities include:
• Offering a workshop or event in your community at a local library
• Write about Save Your Photos Day in blogs or newsletters
• Post up the Save Your Photos Day logo onto your website linked to Save Your Photos Alliance’s Save Your Photos Day resources
Currently there are 59 Save Your Photos Day events planned in 25 U.S. states, and more in in Canada and New Zealand.
Also, Kodak Alaris is working with the Save Your Photos Alliance to host workshops around the world with its Picture Saver scanning systems. In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for example, photo firm Pixologie expects to scan more than 100,000 photos using the systems.