- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A facility in Huntington that provides lodging for hospital patients’ families is closing.

The Jeffrey E. George Comfort House’s board voted unanimously Tuesday to close the facility on June 30.

The facility’s executive director, Jo Fannin, tells The Herald-Dispatch (https://bit.ly/1mH6oEx ) that the last family to stay at the house left on May 15. She says a liquidation firm will begin removing furniture this week.

The Comfort House’s former board chairman had announced in February that the facility would close because a bank was calling in its mortgage. The board raised about $20,000, which Fannin says will be used to pay outstanding bills.

Since it opened in February 2000, the Comfort House has provided temporary lodging for 25,000 guests who lived more than 50 miles from the Huntington area.

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Information from: The Herald-Dispatch, https://www.herald-dispatch.com

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