Volunteer’s Make Deadline of Building Family Home Within 5-Weeks

Greenbrier County., WV (WOAY) –  Hundreds of volunteers joined forces to build a new home in just five weeks for one flood surviving family.

It was a joyful day for one Rainelle family. Just two years ago the families home was destroyed in the June 2016 floods.

The homeowner Samantha Cox said, “We always rented so having our own home not having to worry about moving ever again is unbelievable its most amazing feeling.”

For the past two years Cox and her family have lived either with relatives or friends. Late last year she decided to contact the West Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters. Together the team put her and the family in an apartment until they could get a plan in motion.

“It’s a great feeling this makes my job worth while and to have someone who wanted to stay in town and keep their family here, while raising their children here that’s important,” Robin Williams the Disaster Case Manager adds.

Both the Appalachian Service Project and World Renew volunteered to bring the home to life.

Bill Wema World Renew Volunteer told Newswatch how he felt about his involvement in the process,”It’s actually pretty cool it gives us a chance to give back  because we’re so blessed back home. Why not give back a little more to somebody else?”

Cox also has started planning how they will be making memories in their home. ” I want to start marking the children’s height on the walls.”

There are a few final touches needed to complete the home but, the family is expected to move in within the next week.

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