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Meadow River Valley Community Case Study


In meadow river valley, volunteers banded together in a time of crisis.
The Meadow River Valley is made up of neighborhoods and communities in eastern Fayette and western Greenbrier Counties in West Virginia. In 2016, this region was hit hard by what is now known as the 1,000 Year Flood (read more about the flood here). During the flood, 23 people lost their lives, and more than 1,200 homes and businesses were damaged throughout West Virginia.
This unfortunate disaster became a catalyst for bringing community members together in a time of need, leading to a surge of volunteers devoted to restoring infrastructure and homes across the region and supporting residents in crisis. 

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