By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian
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.