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Farmers Insurance Mobile Claims Center Bus to lead Caravan of Giving Motorcade - delivering gifts to Salvation Army Dec.14

Olathe, KS (December 13, 2011) A Caravan of Giving motorcade led by the Farmers Insurance Mobile Claims Center (MCC) bus, which the company utilizes for emergency response after natural disasters, will deliver much-needed presents to the Olathe chapter of the Salvation Army on Wednesday, December 14, arriving at 10:00 a.m.

“Because of the nature of our business, our employees are naturally focused on service – I’m thrilled to see how their commitment to helping others manifests in an effort like this to serve our community,” said Vince Donofrio, Senior Vice President, Claims Shared Service for Farmers Insurance in Olathe.

Farmers employees in Olathe have adopted 105 families as part of the Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family Program being held this holiday season.  Over $16,000 has been raised for this effort by Farmers employees.  In addition, hundreds of volunteer hours have been expended for shopping, gift-wrapping and delivery of gifts for the local families.

The Caravan of Giving motorcade will depart the Farmers Olathe HelpPoint facility on 10551 S. Ridgeview Road at 9:30 a.m.  Those wishing to donate additional gifts or to join the motorcade are encouraged to contact Nina Von Behren from Farmers at 913-227-2453.

Farmers is the largest private employer in Olathe.

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, is a leading insurer of small businesses in the United States and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be.  Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at or at


Jerry Davies

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