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Groundbreaking set for 42-home project in White Sulphur Springs

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — Signaling a giant step in the city’s recovery from a flood of historic proportions that occurred just six weeks ago, groundbreaking ceremonies have been announced for the aptly-named “Hope Village,” a brand new 42-home neighborhood being constructed in White Sulphur Springs.

The Spa City was one of the Greenbrier County towns hit the hardest by the deadly June 23 flood, both in terms of property damage and lives lost.

National support for victims of the West Virginia disaster has been overwhelming, and a particularly substantial manifestation of that support is a new program launched by the New Orleans-based recovery nonprofit SBP (St. Bernard Project). Dubbed Homes for West Virginia, the program partners SBP with community leaders, West Virginia businesses and local stakeholders to rebuild small businesses and homes destroyed in the flood.

 Hope Village is the first project undertaken by Homes for West Virginia, and organizers say it will serve as a model for similar projects in other Mountain State communities affected by the flood…

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