Greenbrier Resort Offering Assistance To Flood Victims

The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs has closed indefinitely due to the historic flooding which ravaged the area last week. Owner and CEO Jim Justice was unsure when repairs would be completed from the extensive damage, which included flooded buildings and three of the four public golf courses. However, while it will not be a vacation destination, there will still be residents at the resort .In a press release dated June 25th, it was announced that the Greenbrier is opening its doors to provide shelter to those in need.

In its continued efforts to help those impacted by the heavy flooding throughout West Virginia, The Greenbrier is offering a limited number of guest rooms and meals to those who have been impacted by the flood waters and have no other place to stay. The rooms are being offered to anyone who does not have a place to sleep during this tragedy and will be available as long as The Greenbrier is closed for business. These rooms will be offered on a complimentary and a first-come, first served basis.

Mr. Justice said “Due to all of the damage we received from the storm, we aren’t able to provide The Greenbrier experience that our guests expect,  but we can certainly provide a comfortable room for those who are hurting and need a place to go. We just hope that by providing a good meal and a comfortable and safe place to spend the night that we can help ease the pain just a little to those who are suffering so much from this unbelievable disaster.”

At the time of the press release, The Greenbrier was without hot water, but flood victims who come to stay will be provided with a room, as well as food from The Depot, The Greenbrier’s Team Member cafeteria.

Those wishing to stay in these accommodations must meet eligibility requirements and must call The Greenbrier’s Emergency Housing Hotline at 304-536-1110.

More information is also available at the resorts website:


We thank USA Today for portions of this story. For Allegheny Mountain Radio, this is Scott Smith.

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Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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