Morgan Manor residents begin moving back home today

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV

After being evacuated from their government-subsidized housing complex in Lewisburg one month ago, some residents of Morgan Manor will be allowed to return home beginning this afternoon. See here for previous reporting.

Twenty-two residents of the 32-apartment complex have been housed at the Super 8 motel since May 26. Local volunteers, churches, and restaurants have provided them meals free of charge.

Drywall repairs following a power outage and water leak will be completed on the third floor today, allowing residents on that floor to transition home. According to Liz Pritt who works for RLJ, the management company who runs the building and more than 200 others in the tri-state region, eight residents will return today. That leaves 14 residents at the Super 8 until repairs on the other two floors can be completed.

Pam Harders and Miranda Huffman continue to coordinate the unmet needs of the residents. Once residents move back home, they plan to provide them with a gift card for groceries since they lost all of their food in the initial power outage.

If you want to make a donation, please call Pam Harders at 304-646-6929. If you want to assist with meals, please call Miranda Huffman at 304-661-5171. All donations are sent to Edgewood Presbyterian Church, where Pam attends.

Stay tuned to RealWV for updates.


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