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Rebuild Joplin helps another family into a new home

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A housewarming was brought to another Joplin family on Friday.

Albert and Debbie Spratley lost their home in the May 2011 tornado.  Rebuild Joplin and Farmers Insurance teamed up for the first time to build them their new home on South Murphy Avenue in Joplin.

More than 3,600 volunteer hours were put into building this home.

Albert says he's glad that his wife and two recently adopted grandkids have a home

"Well, this is more for me, for our experience and our circumstances, it's more of a hand up than a hand out because I intend to pay back for the rest of my life and help the Joplin people," Albert says.

Missouri Senator Ron Richard spoke at Friday's ceremony.

Rebuild Joplin has helped return 80 other families to homes.

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