LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — It’s something that should never happen: tools and supplies were stolen from a Habitat for Humanity site in Simi Valley, dashing the hopes of three needy families from moving into their new homes by Thanksgiving. Three single mothers and their combined nine children, ages 4 to 15, were scheduled to move into three single-family Habitat homes on Royal Avenue east of Sequoia Avenue in Simi Valley after the dedication on Nov. 22.
Farmers Insurance Group of Companies(R) Chairman Paul Hopkins, CEO Bob Woudstra, Executive Vice President of Field Operations Jerry Carnahan, and Bill Matlock, California State Executive Director, after learning of the theft, announced that Farmers Insurance will help the needy families by replacing the tools and help to build the three homes.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to help these families,” stated Bill Matlock, Farmers State Executive Director. “When Farmers agents, district managers and employees heard about the theft, they immediately volunteered to be at the site with paint brushes, shovels and hammers, ready to go to work to make sure these families get into their homes by Thanksgiving,” he added.
“Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is so thankful for Farmers Insurance generosity in funding and volunteering at our Simi Valley site,” noted Suzzi Crouch, Development Director, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County. “Their actions have not only been an inspiration to the Habitat’s home owners and staff, but also to the entire community.”
ALL MEDIA IS INVITED:
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SITE
ROYAL AVENUE EAST OF SEQUOIA AVENUE IN
NOVEMBER 20, 2008
SPECIAL CHECK CEREMONY AT 8:00 — FARMERS VOLUNTEERS WILL WORK AT
THE SITE UNTIL 4:00 P.M.
Farmers Insurance will present a check at 8:00 a.m. for $15,000 at a special ceremony at the site to replace Habitat for Humanity tools. Farmers volunteers will join Habitat volunteers to make sure the three needy families can move in by Thanksgiving. The company will also give all the families free homeowners insurance for the first year.
Farmers Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zurich Financial Services, an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Farmers(R) is the nation’s third-largest Personal Lines Property & Casualty insurance group. Property and casualty products are underwritten and issued by the Farmers Exchanges and their subsidiaries, which Farmers Group, Inc. manages but does not own. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Farmers insurers provide Homeowners, Auto, Business, Life insurance and financial services to more than 10 million households. For more information about Farmers, visit our Web site at http://www.farmers.com.
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