Vintage Costumes, Arts Supplies Ruined by Flood
By Jacqueline Sit, NEWS 9
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Flood waters that rose up to three feet ruined costumes and art supplies, and damaged the basement at the Stage Center building in downtown Oklahoma City.
"There is little left to salvage," said Becky Clinton, the Artworks Director. "There are thousands of dollars worth of art supplies that are unsalvageable."
One of their costume shops full of vintage costumes collected over the years is soaked in muddy water.
Clinton said their art summer camp started on Monday at the StageCenter basement, but when they arrived to start camp, it was under three feet of water.
"We had 75 kids on their way to our class and we didn't know where we're going to teach them, so we called several churches in the area and luckily the First Baptist Church is lending us some space," said Clinton.
The organization is in dire need of volunteers to help salvage what they can from the flood's aftermath. Clean up is from 5:30 p.m. until midnight on Wednesday and Thursday and they're on a tight deadline.
Crews with the City of Oklahoma City will be cleaning out all the items that are not salvageable on Friday.