NEIGHBORS LOVING NEIGHBORS TO BENEFIT
WEST VIRGINIA FLOOD VICTIMS
Following the heavy damage suffered as a result of the flooding that occurred throughout West Virginia on Thursday, The Greenbrier is doing its part to help its neighbors who have lost so much because of the waters.
The Greenbrier’s Neighbors Loving Neighbors campaign is collecting both food and cash to help the flood’s victims get back on their feet.
The Neighbors Loving Neighbors idea actually began long before the devastating floods. When The Greenbrier Classic made the decision to make Grounds Badges to the 2016 PGA TOUR FedExCup tournament complimentary, the idea was put into action to have fans bring a can of food with them to the tournament to donate to those in need throughout West Virginia. With record numbers expected to come to the tournament, the amount of food could make a major impact throughout the state.
After hearing Greenbrier Owner and CEO Jim Justice speak about the project during Media Day for The Greenbrier Classic earlier this month, Tony Mamone, with The Pinnacle Group, was moved by Justice’s words and stepped forward to donate 10,000 cans of food. Justice matched that donation, and together they started the project with 13 tons of food.
The idea was to build a mountain of canned food in The Greenbrier’s Upper Lobby. At the end of the tournament, food banks from across the state would be eligible to pick up the food and distribute it to those in need.
Since the floods, Neighbors Loving Neighbors has taken on a new dimension. The project is now focused on those in West Virginia who are without clothing, food or shelter. Mo and Charles Barkley, Phil Mickelson, Larry Fitzgerald, Jimbo Fisher, Bubba Watson, Keegan Bradley, Lee Trevino and many others have already called offering assistance, and sponsors, members of The Greenbrier Sporting Club and friends of The Greenbrier are reaching out in amazing numbers.
“The impact the waters had on these wonderful communities is hard to comprehend,” said Justice. “We want to do anything we can to help them, and we continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers. Neighbors Loving Neighbors was created to help those in need, and now we have so many people suffering. It just made sense to focus our efforts in their direction.”
For anyone interested in helping with this initiative:
ONLINE Monetary Donations:
TEXT Monetary Donations:
501-697-4362 (text "neighbor" and amount you wish to give)
MAIL Monetary Donations:
"Neighbors Loving Neighbors"
Attn: Habibi Mamone
300 West Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986
Checks should be made out to: "Neighbors Loving Neighbors"
Neighbors Loving Neighbors is a designated 501(c)(3) organization.
“It’s been amazing how many people have already stepped up and asked what they could do to help,” said Habibi Mamone, Executive Tournament Director, The Greenbrier Classic. “Neighbors Loving Neighbors gives them that opportunity, and provides hope to those who need it so much right now.”
All money collected will be used to help those who have lost homes and property. The food will be delivered to food banks across West Virginia.