At least four Facebook pages were created to reunite people with photographs, kayaks, wedding invitations and other cherished mementos they thought were lost during Superstorm Sandy.
The sites have reunited a woman with her wedding dress, an urn containing cremated ashes with a loved one, a mother with a baby album and the congregation of St. Elisabeth’s Chapel-by-the Sea in Ortley Beach, which was destroyed by the storm, with a plaque bearing names.
The “For Shore” Project was set up by a woman who found remnants of other people’s lives in her yard. She wanted to reunite those photos with their owners. The “Hurricane Sandy’s Lost Treasures” page allows thousands of members to post about things they’ve found and storm victims to browse with hope. There are more popular sites that also feature news and information about the region’s restoration, where lost-and-found posts are helping families get their possessions back.
(READ the AP story at USA Today)