New home dedicated to family who lost everything in June 2016 floods

Greenbrier County
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RAINELLE W. Va. (WVNS) — It’s been over a year and a half since floods devastated Greenbrier County, leaving many to pick up the pieces and find a place to live.

The Cox-Grubb family has not had a home to call their own since June 2016.

Thanks to a handful of organizations, the family was handed keys to a brand new home Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 2018.

It was organizations like the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, along with Appalachia Service Project, and World Renew who made their dreams a reality.

Donations from many other organizations helped to make the construction possible.

The family said they are overwhelmed with joy by the amount of relief this generosity brings them.

“We’ve always rented so having our own home, not having to worry about moving ever again is unbelievable. It’s the most amazing feeling,” said Cox.

Chris Schroeder is the flood recovery coordinator for Appalachia Service Project. The organization has helped build over 60 homes for flood survivors in Greenbrier County and surrounding areas.

Schroeder said seeing families step into their new homes after times of hardship is a rewarding feeling.

“It’s still not a feeling I’m used to or want to get used to is to see the looks on their faces when they get their keys for the first time,” said Schroeder.

There are only a few finishing touches left before the Cox-Grubb family will be ready to move into their forever home.

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