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, say 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.
Officials at the Comfort House tell WSAZ.com the facility has been granted a 212-day extension on the $545,000 mortgage.
The Comfort House announced last month that it would close its doors this spring after running into financial issues.
An anonymous donor offered to pay the remaining mortgage, but rescinded their offer.
Officials at the Comfort House say they are going to proceed with fundraising efforts to pay off the loan entirely.
The Comfort House has provided temporary housing and meals to 25,000 people since opening in 2000.
The Jeffrey George Comfort House volunteer Executive Director Jo Fannin had announced Feb. 25 that an anonymous donor offered to assume the facility's $545,000 mortgage.
Fannin now says that offer has been rescinded.
The offer's withdrawal leaves the facility with an uncertain future.
Its former board chairman had announced on Feb. 15 that it would close because the bank was calling the mortgage.
Fannin says the facility has launched a fundraising campaign.
The Comfort House announced earlier this month that it would close its doors this spring after running into financial issues.
Executive Director Jo Fannin says last week a donor came forward offering to assume the mortgage payments on the home in order to keep it open to local patients receiving outpatient medical treatments at Huntington-area hospitals.
The board of directors voted to accept the offer from the anonymous donor during a meeting this week.
The donor will now start making payments on its $545,000 mortgage.
The Comfort House board of directors says it will pay back the donor as they can.
Fannin says the Comfort House has provided temporary housing and meals to 25,000 people since opening in 2000.