With the late Summer and Fall hurricane season in full force and the New England Winter approaching, now is a good time to be thinking about planning for a disaster. It is also a great time for families and individuals to be considering how to protect their most treasured memories – their photos and photo albums. Photos contain memories that could never be replaced if they were ruined in a disaster.
The number of digital photos that are taken every day is staggering and the ability to find and share a photo of a person or event has become a frustrating challenge for most people. In addition, may photo collections do not have sufficient back systems in place to safeguard these precious family memories.
For all these reasons, September has been designated as Save Your Photos Month!
The Save Your Photos initiative is a public service outreach campaign developed by The Association of Photo Organizers (APPO) to educate people on the importance of preserving life’s irreplaceable photos, videos and documents in case of unforeseen accident or disaster.
More information about Save Your Photos Month is available at www.saveyourphotos.org.