U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) made multiple stops in Greenbrier County on Friday focused on flood recovery efforts, economic development, and diversification.
Senator Capito first stopped at the WV Great Barrel Company where she met with owners and staff at the facility. She then paid tribute to the eight residents of White Sulphur Springs who passed away during the 2016 flood, and presented Mayor Bruce Bowling and City Manager Lloyd Haynes with an American Flag flown over the U.S. Capitol. Senator Capito then met with the owners of Disability Opportunity Fund and visited businesses along Main Street before touring the newly opened White Sulphur Springs Pool and Wellness Center.
“Today’s visits throughout Greenbrier County made clear that this community is as resilient as ever,” Senator Capito said. “Whether it was the revitalized environment along Main Street, the people who make our small businesses thrive, or the services provided to our neighbors with disabilities, it was impactful to see firsthand how far the community has come since 2016. I appreciate Mayor Bowling and all those who are working each day to continue making White Sulphur Springs a great place to live and raise a family.”