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After Floods, 42-Home Village Planned in State

Kara Lofton
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A group dedicated to rebuilding communities plans to kick off a home construction project in White Sulphur Springs following devastating floods.

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Saturday on the site of Hope Village.

The partnership Homes for West Virginia says in a news release that the White Sulphur Springs City Council voted unanimously this week to donate city land for the project. The release says the village will feature 42 homes and a community park.

Homes for West Virginia is a partnership between local businesses, community leaders and the New Orleans-based St. Bernard Project, a disaster recovery nonprofit group founded after the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

Flooding in late June killed at least 23 people in West Virginia, including 15 in Greenbrier County.

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