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Joplin Memorial Half and Rebuild Joplin to Present New House to the Farren Family

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oplin, Mo, -- At 1004 E. Central St. in Joplin, the Joplin Memorial Half Operations Committee and Rebuild Joplin will present the Farren family with keys to their new home.

The Joplin Memorial Half donated $30,000 to Rebuild Joplin in July of this year following the 2014 Joplin Memorial Run. Of that amount, $25,000 was matched by a grant from Rebuild Joplin, making it possible to build the Farren's new home.

Audie Dennis, President of Active Lifestyle Events said "Active Lifestyles and the Joplin Memorial Half are thrilled to be able to facilitate getting this sweet family who lost their home in the EF5 tornado of May 22nd, 2011 back home. But the real credit goes to each and every runner that supported and participated in this year's event. Their donations and entry fees are what truly made this possible."

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 an innovative process to rebuild homes affordably and quickly through both paid employees and volunteers including war veterans, AmeriCorps members, skilled and unskilled community members.

The 2015 Joplin Memorial Half will take place on Saturday, May 16th and will consist of a half marathon, 5k, Walk of Silence and Kids Run. The Joplin Memorial Half is a project of Active Lifestyle Events, Inc. and is produced by Rufus Racing.

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