THE GREENBRIER SPORTS PERFORMANCE CENTER TO SERVE AS POINT OF DISTRIBUTION


White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. – (June 28, 2016): The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center will open at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning to conduct emergency protective measures to distribute emergency supplies.


As a FEMA Point of Distribution, those impacted by the damage caused by flooding that has swept across West Virginia can drive through the POD to pick up any supplies they need as part of The Greenbrier’s Neighbors Loving Neighbors campaign. Everything from cleaning supplies to baby products, toiletries, generators, tools, food, water and much more can be picked up at the location on Kate’s Mountain Road, just across the street from The Greenbrier’s main property. Air conditioning stations, portable bathrooms, cell phone charging stations and hand washing/sanitizing stations will also be available.

“We want to help as many people as possible, and we’ve done our best to try to have everything they might need available for them,” said Habibi Mamone, Executive Tournament Director, The Greenbrier Classic. “We want to make it easy for them, and we encourage anybody who needs help to come get what they need.”

Donations are still being accepted to Neighbors Loving Neighbors, which aims to help get West Virginians back on their feet following the flood waters that caused so much damage throughout the state on Thursday, June 23.

Recently, FirstEnergy CEO Chuck Jones stepped up to donate the company’s $50,000 sponsorship of The Greenbrier Classic, which had to be canceled because of the disaster, to Neighbors Loving Neighbors, and Brickstreet Insurance donated one-third of its sponsorship, with the other two-thirds going to other area charities. Grand Home Furnishing gave a portion of its sponsorship money to Neighbors Loving Neighbors and will use another portion of it in advertising for the campaign. Those companies are challenging other sponsors of The Greenbrier Classic to make similar gestures.

The response from the sporting world has also been incredible. The New Orleans Saints, who spend a portion of their summer Training Camp at The Greenbrier Sports Performance Center, have stepped forward, with head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and quarterback Drew Brees all making donations. Jerry and Karen West have made a generous donation to the project, as have Bo Jackson and Charles Barkley. The Golden State Warriors are sending clothing to be distributed, and stars from the golfing world like Bubba Watson, Stuart Appleby and Phil Mickelson have offered their assistance, as well.

Wendy’s, Keller Williams, Joe Subrick, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Walker and the Howard family from Charleston, W.Va., are among others who have made major contributions to assist the cause.

“People from all over the place are asking what they can do to help,” said Jim Justice, Owner and CEO, The Greenbrier. “It has been wonderful to see the way people have responded, but we still need more. These people are really hurting, and anything we can do to help could make a huge difference.”

Donations are still being accepted and are greatly needed. For information on how to help the cause, visit Greenbrier.com/neighbors.


 

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