Greenbrier Now Open Again to Guests, After Jim Justice Shut Down Hotel for Flood Victims

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Sometimes Mother Nature is a beast! The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, just re-opened July 13 after shuttering two weeks ago so the resort’s owner, Jim Justice, could provide housing and food to hundreds of local families who lost their homes to recent catastrophic flooding. The hotel also suffered extensive damage to the tennis building, chapel, and flooded the hotel’s elegant (and newly Carleton Varney- polished) spa.

Justice bought the resort in 2009 and revamped the historic (1778) white hotel on 11,000 acres of land to it’s former glory. He also the Democratic nominee for West Virginia governor.

The Greenbrier is also home of a 112,544-square-foot emergency bunker that was once secret, ready to protect the U.S. President and Congress, and is where they took Vice President Dick Cheney during 9/11.

Flood damage to the Old White TPC golf course even prompted cancellation of the PGA Tour, the Greenbrier Classic.

Shortly after the flooding, four Allie Beth Allman agents, including Allie Beth Allman herself, Kyle Crews, Doris Jacobs and Juli Harrison donated to the relief fund set up for flood victims by Greenbrier executives to further aid local families who have lost their homes and belongings. These funds will be used primarily towards rebuilding homes and other housing needs.

Now they are opening the donation to anyone who would like to help out West Virginia flood victims.

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Jim and Cathy Justice with Brooke Shields, Jessica Simpson and Debbie Reynolds at the ribbon cutting for the Greenbrier Casino

“Please join us in donating to this emergency fund, with all proceeds going to these families, you may donate at the following,” said Kyle Crews. “This time last year we enjoyed traveling together as guests of Mr. Jim Justice for a wonderful weekend at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Now it’s our turn to give back.”

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Juli and Bobby Harrison, Doris and Jack Jacobs and me with one of the Greenbrier’s longest serving employees

Payable to: “Neighbors Loving Neighbors”Donations by Check

Mailing Address: Rhema Christian Center, 3584 Davis Stuart Road, Lewisburg, WV 24901

Donations Online
Please Visit: www.therhemalife.com

Donations by Phone
Please Text: 501.697.4362 with the amount you wish to donate & the word “neighbor”

“Jim Justice is not aware we are sharing this with the residents of Dallas and those who visited The Greenbrier last year, but we are certain he will be most grateful for any assistance his friends from Dallas can send to his friends and associates in White Sulphur Springs and surrounding communities,” says Kyle. “We thank you in advance for your support.”

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Only one of Greenbrier’s five golf courses is now open, the Greenbrier Course, not the Old White. 

Owner and CEO Jim Justice is asking visitors to come, “spend their green so that employees and the area can earn theirs in a paycheck.” There is no doubt Jim Justice will restore the hotel to its glory.

“Come, you can help so many and touch so many lives, it’s unbelievable. If you really want to help, come,” said Justice. “We want you to come, but we want you to know that we are scarred. We are damaged. We are repairing. We will be back.”Greenbrier-Pool

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Candy Evans

A real estate muckraker, Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters. She is also the North Texas real estate editor for Forbes.com, CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, & the Katy Trail Weekly. Candy has written for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News, plus a host of national sites. Constantly breaking celebrity real estate news, she scooped former president George W. Bush's Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of her signature CandysDirt.com, and SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market. Her verticals have won many awards, including Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations. Candy holds an active Texas real estate license but does not sell. She is on the Board of Directors of Braemar Hotels & Resorts (BHR).

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