Recovery Point, Ceredo VFD among USDA projects
MORGANTOWN — Recovery Point of Huntington Inc. and the Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department are part of a $501 million investment by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 60 projects across the country, assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced in a news release.
Recovery Point is receiving a $600,000 loan that will be used to purchase a facility in Mt. Hope. After renovations are complete, the facility will be used as a residential substance abuse rehabilitation home for approximately 130 individuals for a nine-county service area.
Additional funds in support of this project are being provided by West Virginia’s Division of Justice and Community Services.
The Ceredo Volunteer Fire Department is receiving a $147,000 loan that will be used to replace outdated equipment in two ambulances and equip a third ambulance to return to service.
The volunteer fire department also will purchase heart monitors, power stretchers, stair chairs and video laryngoscopes for the ambulances.
The USDA is investing in 60 projects through the Community Facilities direct loan program. These investments will expand access to health care for approximately 2 million people in 34 states, according to the release.
For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.