Brad Paisley's charitable donation making major difference in West Virginia

Posted at 11:57 AM, Aug 07, 2016

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Country music star Brad Paisley is helping a home rebuilding project in flood-ravaged West Virginia get off to a solid start.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Saturday for 42 homes and a community park to be built on land donated by the city of White Sulphur Springs. They will be for residents whose homes were destroyed in the June 23 floods.

Homes for West Virginia is a newly created partnership with local stakeholders and New Orleans-based SBP, a disaster recovery nonprofit group founded after Hurricane Katrina.

Homes for West Virginia announced Saturday that Paisley has made an initial donation of $250,000 for the project. Pharmaceutical company Mylan has donated $1 million and Morgantown health care company MedExpress has donated $500,000. The project's total fundraising goal is $20 million.