“We didn’t mind the extra work at all, making it work out for everyone,” Vance said.
Six employees at NCED lost their homes in the storm. Marriott personnel in Texas began a process to support their Oklahoma colleagues by asking those six families to register at Target for what they needed and have started a drive to fulfill the requests.
Egan also said NCED has hired temporary housekeeping and food staffers since May 20.
“This is going to have a long-term impact so we want to make sure we can handle the demand,” Egan said. “Our staff has been great and has been working 16 hours day and through the weekends.”
Journalists and one displaced guest have brought extra business to Montford Inn & Cottages, a local bed and breakfast.
“June has been a busier month for us than normal,” said Montford Inn owner William Murray. “Usually we slow down a little after graduation.”
Murray said there is still room at the inn, however.