PURCELL, Okla., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma volunteer group said a skunk got into its storage facility and sprayed nearly 800 presents collected for children in low-income families.
Peggy Christian with McClain County Operation Christmas said volunteers have been attempting to salvage as many of the smelly gifts as possible before the planned delivery run Friday, KOCO-TV, Oklahoma City, reported.
"The ones laying out, they have been sprayed with Febreeze many, many times," Christian said.
Christian said the volunteer group, which handed out 786 gifts in 2009, is accepting donations before 5 p.m. Thursday at the Purcell Multi-Purpose Center and after 5 p.m. at the Purcell Police Department.
Christian told KOTV, Tulsa, Okla., support has been pouring in from the community since the incident with the skunk.
"I've already had a lot of phone calls. People here locally that have called and said 'What can we do to help?'" she said.