An editorial from The Exponent Telegram
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — For the past six years, The Greenbrier Classic, a championship golf event on the Professional Golfers Association Tour, has brought great attention and acclaim to West Virginia.
Thanks to the efforts of The Greenbrier’s owner Jim Justice and state officials, the golf tournament helped to shine a spotlight on the Mountain State, its people and their way of life.
This year, the ravaging flood of June 23 brought an end to the 2016 Classic, as Justice and PGA officials quickly made the right call to cancel the event that had been set for July 4-10.
Instead, The Greenbrier is now housing displaced families. Its staff members, many of whom were impacted themselves, are busy working to make not only their lives, but their neighbors’ lives, a little better by volunteering, fixing food, doing whatever they can to make a difference.
About 200 people are now using The Greenbrier as a temporary shelter, with food, running water and electricity available at no cost.
The Greenbrier’s top-notch medical facilities have been opened to those in need, and the grand old resort has become a rallying point of aid…