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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Saving Cherished Keepsakes From Alabama’s Tornado Wreckage

Robert Rapley examines a family wedding album that he salvaged from the remains of his home in Forestedale, AL. (AP)

Robert Rapley examines a family wedding album that he salvaged from the remains of his home in Forestedale, AL. (AP)

Last week’s tornadoes left 330 people dead, but thousands that survived lost almost everything they own . Now Lester, Alabama resident Patty Bullion is trying to help.

She set up a Facebook page for people to post images of items that have been found after last week’s tornadoes, to connect the items with the owners.

So far, hundreds of images of photos, mementos, legal documents and other items, some discovered hundreds of miles away from their points of origin, have been posted. The site has also become an online community room for people affected by the storm to share their stories and offer comfort and support.


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