Work truck stolen from Myriad Botanical Gardens, non-profit feeling the loss

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Folks at the Myriad Botanical Gardens are desperately trying to find their work truck.

The vehicle went missing from their parking lot near Reno & Hudson.

Staff members say this is a big loss for the Gardens because they're a non-profit and don't have the budget to purchase a new one.

"We literally came in one morning and it was gone," said Christine Eddington.

The missing 2001 Chevy 1500 Silverado pickup is putting pressure on staff, working in the cold.

"We use our truck all the time. We use it to haul plants, to move lawn mowers around, to get pumpkins or supplies for Pumpkinville or our spring festival," said Eddington.

Constant improvements are being done at the Myriad Botanical Gardens, from crews building portable buildings for holiday shops, to staff hauling broken tree branches to the dumpster.

Folks at the Gardens don't think their pickup will turn up anytime soon.

"We wish our truck would've been found but it hasn't, so we're hopeful that maybe we'll be able to get one donated or someone will help us get a truck," said Eddington.

As a non-profit, they host a lot of free events for Oklahomans to enjoy, but with the missing vehicle, money might have to be diverted into a new truck fund, something the Gardens are trying to avoid.

"Really, we'd rather spend our energy producing wonderful events and fun things to do for Oklahoma City," said Eddington.

A police report has been filed.

If you want to help the Gardens with a new work truck, contact staff at (405)445-7080 or click here.

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