Homes, park dedicated to flood victims in White Sulphur Springs

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Three families impacted by the June 2016 flood now have a new home in Greenbrier County.

On Saturday, the City of White Sulphur Springs and Homes for White Sulphur Springs dedicated four new homes in Hope Village as well as a park.

The park was named “Mylan Community Park at Hope Village” in recognition of Mylan Pharmaceuticals’ contributions to flood relief and recovery efforts.

Maggie Hutchison, executive director of Homes for White Sulphur Springs, said Mylan donated about $1 million towards housing projects in West Virginia.

“The first efforts are on behalf of faith-based groups, but the faith-based groups need money for materials and that is what Mylan started. They provided us money so we could immediately begin work on Hope Village,” Hutchison said.

The new homes feature one, two or three bedroom units. Each come with one bathroom and kitchen. The one bedroom units have decks and the two/three bedroom units have patios.

Ground was broken on the new housing development in Aug. 2016. So far, 22 homes have been built.

The project is scheduled to be complete by later this year.

“We will have 36 at Hope Village in total. We are targeting Thanksgiving this year for completion. It’s an aggressive target, but we hope to meet it,” Hutchison said.

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