JOPLIN, MO.--- Rebuild Joplin celebrates a milestone by completing their 100th home. Today, volunteers with Rebuild Joplin and Farmer's Insurance welcomed home Ron and Maragaret to their home on Willard Road. Their home was damaged during the May 2011 tornado. Farmer's Insurance employees, the Tulsa Community Foundation, and Home Depot donated money to help pay for their home's construction. Rebuild Joplin says more than 10,000 volunteers have helped in the recovery process.
"For us to be able to take our people and focus them all on one particular community and actually see that we've made a difference is really important," said Jeff Dailey, Farmer's Insurance CEO.
"We've always said it takes three things to rebuild a home. It takes some staff and structure. It takes donations, and it takes volunteers. We are more than grateful that we've had all of those in the last two and half years to get 100 homes built," said Jerrod Hogan, Rebuild Joplin.
Rebuild Joplin estimates that they have about 50 homes to finish within the next year.