Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors

by Retake Inc.
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors
Free Family Photos for Refugees/Disaster Survivors

Project Report | Apr 29, 2022
April 2022 Report for Retake

By Danielle Desnoyers | Founder + Director

Since our last report in January, we have had quite a bit happening. Our headquarters is in North Carolina, and we travel extensively across the state working with communities. We offer free family photos and portraits to people who have lost their homes and belongings due to disasters or conflict; the majority of who we photograph are refugees, immigrants, migrants, humanitarian parolees, asylum seekers, and displaced people. 

We have given free portraits to numerous refugee families who originally come from Afghanistan, Syria, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their stories have been heartwrenching and awe-inspiring. The Afghan families were still very fresh with their experiences of being humanitiarn parolees and in emergency mode, the Syrian families left their homes a decade ago and have been waiting in countries such as Jordan and Kurdistan to be relocated, and the Congolese families have been on this journey for twenty years. Each family had a unique situation, and we were honored to hear them all. 

In mid-April, our director visited Puerto Rico and worked within the community in San Juan. She met with connections at the Red Cross chapter there and was able to photograph a family who lost everything from recent flooding. She had local supporters on the ground offer to help as guides/translators/drivers, which is a necessity on the island. It was a wonderful first introduction to life there, and we are very excited to have an on-going presence helping the massive amount of families who have endured disaster after disaster.

We have so much we want to do and communities we want to work with, and we need continued support to make it a reality. We are grateful for the donations we have received so far, but we need more in order to help more families. Thank you for following along and stay tuned for more!

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Retake Inc.

Location: Wilmington, NC - USA
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Twitter: @retakeorg
Project Leader:
Danielle Desnoyers
Wilmington , NC United States
$10,339 raised of $25,000 goal
 
121 donations
$14,661 to go
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