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Nascar driver to join Farmers Insurance volunteers to work with Rebuild Joplin

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NASCAR DRIVER KASEY KAHNE TO JOIN FARMERS INSURANCE VOLUNTEERS TO WORK WITH REBUILD JOPLIN

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne will join Farmers Insurance volunteers and Rebuild Joplin in the construction of a home destroyed by the 2011 tornado. Mr. Kahne, a Hendrick Motorsport driver, will work on the house located at 1015 E. 18th Street, Joplin, on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.

The home is in the tornado zone and Kasey’s appearance in Joplin is open to the media from 3:15 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Kahne, who is currently competing in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Chase Series, will be racing at the Kansas Speedway on Sunday, October 6.

Farmers Insurance executive Nan Truel, who has been in Joplin since April coordinating the Farmers Rebuild Joplin efforts, noted that “Farmers Insurance was founded on the guiding principle of caring for each other and its communities. With this principle as our guide, Farmers has made a major commitment to help the community of Joplin fully recover and rebuild from a devastating tornado that struck more than 2 years ago.

Rebuild Joplin’s mission is to shorten and improve the long-term recovery for residents affected by natural disaster in need of safe and affordable housing. Rebuild Joplin uses innovative process to rebuild homes affordably and quickly through both paid employees and volunteers including war veterans, AmeriCorps members, and skilled and non-skilled community members.

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