Atlanta Flooding

As most of your know, Atlanta is the city Recapture is based in. Unfortunately, it’s seen rain as it has never seen it before. Some experts are calling it the 100 year flood for Atlanta.

When Monday rolled around, it has already been raining in Atlanta, and the surrounding areas, for a few days. On and off those days, but the ground in the area, by Monday, has seen quite a few days of showers. It rained, on Monday, all day.

AUSTELL, GA: Flood water engulfed this Austell neighborhood near Powder Springs Road  PHIL SKINNER, pskinner@ajc.com

AUSTELL, GA: Flood water engulfed this Austell neighborhood near Powder Springs Road PHIL SKINNER, pskinner@ajc.com

By the time Tuesday rolled around there were several dead, homes underwater, and roads and bridges washed away. Interstate 20, the major east-west interstate through the city, was covered by Sweetwater Creek washing over it all day. Six Flags was underwater and some of the rides and coasters are still underwater, even today.

Now, Recapture is asking ‘how can we help’? This tragedy is in our backyard and we want to give a hand. As our Mission Statement reads: “To document the lost history of those affected by natural disasters by capturing their lives in portraits. That will instill family legacy and story, which will encourage self-worth and value.” What this means we need families that have experienced their photographs washed away by the floods. Once they settle to their homes, may be months before this happens, Recapture will come in to capture this family and provide for them a portrait session. In this portrait session they will receive a fresh start with these pictures. To hopefully rebuild their family story, one photo at a time.

We want to help.

Also, in the midst of flood recovery, we would like to use our gift and our craft in photography to document the relief work of organization and communities and churches. We hope that this will serve to help them out to tell their story to others of what their workers, organization, and helpers experienced. Not to mention the impact that they will have on their communities.

If you think we could help you out please let us know. Contact us at info@recapturephoto.org

Flood waters cover a suburb of Atlanta. PHIL SKINNER, PSKINNER@AJC.COM

Flood waters cover a suburb of Atlanta. PHIL SKINNER, PSKINNER@AJC.COM

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