They have since reunited more than 14,000 photos with 350 families. Organizers say it's a very emotional experience when people are reunited with a piece of their past that might have been lost forever.
"Some of them are still putting their lives back together. When they receive something like this, it is closure. It is a moment for them to be able to put their lives back together," said Thad Beeler, National Disaster Photo Rescue.
To see some of the photos waiting to be claimed, click here.