The Times West Virginian

May 8, 2013

HOPE Inc. eager to make move

Applies for funds to renovate former Army Reserve Center

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — For the past six years, HOPE Inc. has been planning a big move from its present location to the now-abandoned Army Reserve Center on Mary Lou Retton Drive.

It recently applied for a grant of $25,000 from the West Virginia Community Participation Program funding to renovate the former Army center into a domestic violence shelter.

The Marion County Commission authorized the application for HOPE at a recent meeting.

“The money is intended for perhaps roof repairs or a new roof,” said Harriet Sutton, HOPE executive director.

HOPE provides shelter, counseling and support for victims of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence.

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