WAVELAND, Miss. –- Despite the brave comments of some Katrina survivors that material possessions can be replaced, some of them cannot.
Near the top of that list are photographs -- snapshots of family vacations, graduation portraits, wedding albums, the priceless images that bring back past times both sweet and sad.
A bin at the entrance to the Wal-Mart here shows that one group plans to do what it can to help restore some of those losses. Shoppers are invited to bring and drop off whatever photos they have found amid the rubble.
A few photos lie in the bottom of the bin at Wal-Mart. (John Brecher / MSNBC.com)
“Please mark back of photo with Zip Code where found,” a sign asks. Already, there are a few offerings at the bottom of the box.
Another sign notes that “The Picture Project” is a joint venture of Wal-Mart, Kodak, the Sun Herald newspaper and United Van Lines agent J.W. Bennet. The group promises more information soon at www.pictureproject.org.
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