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Sandy Victims Use Facebook To Find Lost Treasures

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Many of us use Facebook to connect with family and old friends, but a new page is hoping to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The page, "Hurricane Sandy's Lost Treasures," was created by Holly Sprick and Shannon Swift to help victims of the storm find lost photos.

The page is already working.

Joe Loughran, 86, thought a picture of his brother and mother from 1968 was lost forever.

Loughran's brother passed away in September, and a month later, Hurricane Sandy destroyed his Mantoloking home.

"It had four or five feet of water in the house. With the current, it just tore everything out," Loughran said.

The day after the storm, Kyle Fenstermaker spotted the pictures floating in the street.

"My friend reached down and said, 'wow, these are old pictures, it's a shame they'll be taken away from front end loaders and they'll be gone forever,'" Fenstermaker said.

Fenstermaker uploaded the pictures to "Hurricane Sandy's Lost Treasures" on Facebook.

Shortly after, Loughran managed to get the photos back.

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