Brad Paisley Foundation Donates $250,000 To West Virginia Rebuild

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

The Brad Paisley Foundation has joined a number of organizations to raise $1.75 million in donations for West Virginia flood relief.

Pharmaceutical company Mylan, which is based in West Virginia, donated $1 million. MedExpress, a corporation that operates several neighborhood medical centers in West Virginia, donated $500,000. Paisley’s foundation provided $250,000 from his #WVFloods GoFundMe account, which launched on June 29.

Their collaborative launch of the Homes for West Virginia campaign is in partnership with local stakeholders and St. Bernard Project (SBP), an nonprofit organization that rebuilds communities after natural disasters.

The campaign’s first initiative is Homes for White Sulphur Springs, named for a city near the state’s southeastern border. A groundbreaking for a 42-home neighborhood and community park was held in White Sulphur Springs on Saturday (Aug. 6).

Homes for West Virginia’s total fundraising goal is $20 million. The partnership aims to help rebuild homes, restore lives and rejuvenate communities devastated by the 2016 West Virginia flooding with local, regional and national businesses, organizations and volunteers.

Paisley said, “My heart continues to go out to the many people in West Virginia affected by the floods. I hope that our initial contribution is another step in helping residents rebuild their lives. I saw the devastation on a recent trip to Kanawha County. While we initially established a GoFundMe account for flood victims, I wanted to do more. Through Homes for West Virginia, we can rebuild our communities in a somewhat quick and sustainable manner. It’s easy to focus on a disaster in the short term. With today’s support, I encourage others to step up and donate for the many West Virginians still in need.”


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