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11/24/2013 Danielsen, Mary Storm Damaged Images Saved: Mount Laurel Woman honored for dedication to photo restoration  (Byline: By William Sokolic)
IN BRIEF: A feature article on Mary Danielsen being honored by the Association of Personal Historians for her disaster recovery efforts in personal history following Hurricane Sandy in late 2012
    SUMMARY: n/a   Column/Show
Distribution/Location New Jersey & Philadelphia
07/23/2013 Danielsen, Mary Holding on to the memories  (Byline: Gail T. Boatman)
IN BRIEF: Story about the personal historian business launched by Documented Legacy in the southern New Jersey region
  Burlington County Times
    SUMMARY: Documentarian helps people tell their stories.   Column/Show
Life section
Distribution/Location Mercer/Burlington/Camden counties (N.J.)
12/07/2012 Danielsen, Mary Photo Recovery and Reuniting Efforts in Union Beach, New Jersey  (Byline: Thomas MacEntee)
IN BRIEF: Recently Flip-Pal Cares sprang into action in Union Beach, NJ to help recover family photos that had washed up on the beaches after Hurricane Sandy. Here is a report from Gordon Nuttall, CEO of Couragent, Inc., makers of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner.
  FlipPal mobile scanner blog
    SUMMARY: The residents of Union Beach, New Jersey are still in shock one month after Hurricane Sandy devastated their little bay-shore town. They want their normal life back, but they’ve been forced to accept the reality that their entire life is about to change. The Union Beach photo recovery project may not seem like a priority when the health, safety and infrastructure of an entire community have been decimated. However, when residents take a breath and look around at what remains of their homes and cars, the first thing they say is 'I wish I had my photos   Distribution/Location
web, national
12/01/2012 Danielsen, Mary Is this your family? Photos washed to sea by Sandy find a home on Facebook  (Byline: Laura June)
IN BRIEF: This is story about the volunteer working I've been doing to help a neighborhood group of residents in Union Beach, New Jersey recover and reconnect with their family photos following Hurricane Sandy.
  The Verge
    SUMMARY: Hurricane Sandy's damage to the East Coast of the United States is now estimated at over $70 billion dollars. Thousands of people lost their homes in the worst affected areas. One of those harder hit areas is Union Beach, New Jersey. A neighborhood group, lead by Jeannette Van Houton and Mary Danielson, has organized with one goal: to scour the beaches in their local areas, rescuing photos which have washed ashore. The group then scans the photos in the hopes of eventually finding their owners.   Distribution/Location
New York
11/30/2012 Danielsen, Mary Hurricane Sandy: FlipPal Photo Rescue Team Deploys to Union Beach, N.J.  (Byline: Release)
IN BRIEF: Mary Danielsen was part of a team of local residents trying to rescue, clean and reconnect photos to owners whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The FlipPal Cares response deployed a team with disaster response equipment to scan 10,000 photos.
    SUMMARY: Volunteers and members of the Flip-Pal Cares rescue response team and Boy Scout troops from nearby Monmouth County will be using donated Flip-Pal mobile scanners to digitally scan thousands of photos, wedding albums and scrapbooks collected from the shoreline, wetlands and other piles of debris.   Distribution/Location
U.S. distribution
06/01/2012 Danielsen, Mary Firefighters honor a chief who died in the line of duty one year ago  (Byline: Doug Fenichel)
IN BRIEF: The day a large plaque was dedicated in honor of Thomas Shields, assistant fire chief of the Flanders Fire & Rescue, I presented his family with a Legacy book filled with photos, interviews and other documents, preserving his impact on others lives.
  1st Responder Broadcast Network
    SUMMARY: FLANDERS, N.J. – A year to the day after Flanders Fire Company Assistant Chief Tom Shields died after responding to a call for a sick child, firefighters from his company and several others unveiled a plaque honoring his memory. About 100 people, including Shields’ family and firefighters from Flanders, Budd Lake, Woodland Park, Chester and Netcong, gathered in front of the Flanders Firehouse. After speeches, Lt. Pat Piserchio pulled purple-and-black bunting off a large plaque with a color photo of Shields that was mounted on the wall outside of the apparatus bays.   Distribution/Location
web, firefighting community, northern New Jersey

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