Think of it as a digital "Lost and Found" for those who lost things in the devastating and tragic tornadoes these past few weeks.
Started by an Alabaman woman, Patty Bullion, the Facebook page is geared towards reuniting Tornado victims with lost pictures, documents and personally identifiable things:
The page featured more than 600 pictures and documents, many just scraps after the powerful winds picked them up and deposited them in streets and yards up to 200 miles (320 kilometers) away.
"This is a photo of a baby girl sitting with Santa Claus in 1957," says one entry accompanying a faded color picture which has "Baby 'Sandra'" written on the back. "Picture found in backyard in Duck Springs, AL."
Among the torn and rain-spattered documents posted on the site are birth certificates, wills, diplomas, utility bills, letters, checks and Valentine's and Mother's Day cards.
Such a great idea. We hope people see and find things that they've lost, with the help of some tech-savvy samaritans!
Here's how it started:
"I flipped it over and it was an ultrasound picture," she said. "It just ripped my heart out. I'm a Mom. I've got three kids. I can't imagine losing these items."
Bullion said that after the storm passed over she went outside with her husband and children and collected another seven or eight pictures.
"So I started a group," she said, "thinking I'd probably get 100 people on it and if I could just identify one picture it would be worth my time.
Things are being identified left and right, too, as the number of people joining the group grows in numbers, including a picture of two people who lost their lives, which was then claimed by grieving family members.
The page has also become a place for those to express their emotions and thoughts for those who went through that terrible time.
The page is called, "Pictures and Documents found after the April 27, 2011 Tornadoes."
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the horrific weather. Let's hope for a speedy recovery.
[Image via AP Images.]
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