Murrells Inlet woman appeals to find her father’s painting after accidentally donating

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) – A Murrells Inlet woman searches for a prized possession after it was accidentally donated.

Megan Sandefur posted a call on Facebook for anyone who might have seen or purchased her father’s painting at The Goodwill in Murrells Inlet.

As natives of the Murrells Inlet area, the two would hang out on the inlet where they shared many memories together.

She adds that painting has become an outlet for her father.

“He always had an easel in the corner of the room and always painted, and it’s one of his pieces that he spent a lot of time on,” Sandefur said.

Sandefur said his father created the swamp masterpiece about 20 years ago. She said it was the only painting he was really proud of.

“He will often paint a picture and throw it in the closet, and paint a picture and throw it in the closet. And this one, he had actually hung it in our beach house, and we took it down because we were doing renovations,” Sandefur explained.

During renovations, the artwork accidentally ended up in the donation pile.

Once Sandefur realized he was missing, she immediately contacted local and national goodwill and shared his story on social media as well.

His Facebook post currently has over 2,300 shares from friends and strangers trying to help.

“I have so much faith in humanity, and it’s so nice to know that so many people care about me and so many people would try to help me,” Sandefur said.

She offers a reward for painting. Anyone who has seen or has it can contact his facebook page.

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