Commitment to Action

Accelerating Recovery: Joplin and Beyond

Commitment by

Farmers Insurance

In 2013, Farmers Insurance committed to join forces with Rebuild Joplin and St. Bernard Project to rebuild Joplin, MO. Two years after an F5 tornado hit the city, many houses remain destroyed and many families remain without a home. Farmers believes that with a renewed focus and commitment, it can provide resources in the way of assets, knowledge, and people to help those in need. Farmers will achieve this through financial contributions, skilled volunteers, and the creation of a best practices Disaster Recovery Playbook, which other communities can utilize in the aftermath of disasters to better accelerate their recovery process. Farmers will identify a high level employee to act as a Loaned Executive. This person will relocate to Joplin for seven months to lead the project. Farmers will use their own corporate disaster recovery plan and evolve it with the help of Rebuild Joplin and St. Bernard Project to develop a resource that all communities will have access to through multiple channels. In addition, Farmers will bring 50-100 employees to volunteer in the recovery efforts, to be managed by the Loaned Executive. Farmers will work closely with its partners to address the most pressing needs and share lessons learned with other communities.





Accelerating Recovery: Joplin and Beyond



Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

Farmers Insurance

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Culture Shop, Rebuild Joplin, SBP