OK Debris Flags Serve as Fundraiser for Moore Schools
It's been nearly two months since a devastating tornado hit the city of Moore, and a unique effort is under way to help the community's schools.
An artist is hoping to raise $5,000 for the public schools of Moore through the "Oklahoma Flag Project." The flags are made from wood that was recovered from debris piles after the tornado. They come in two sizes and go for $500 and $350. They are currently available downtown at Dwelling Spaces. Owner Mary Beth Babcock reflects on the complex emotions that the flags evoke.
"It's sad, its very sad, but it's also, like wow, you know artists are taking this stuff that was destroyed, damaged, and making art from it, and then by that art giving back to the people, so it's definitely, when I first see it I think, 'Wow, that's cool, it's an Oklahoma flag,' but then, yeah, when you tell the story it has a whole another meaning," she said.