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Farmers Insurance collaborates with NABC to donate vehicle to local nonprofit

The newly refurbished vehicle by Shawnee Mission Ford will support the efforts of The Whole Person, which provides services to people with disabilities and their families

Shawnee, Kan.—Farmers Insurance donated a newly refurbished vehicle to local nonprofit, The Whole Person, during a special ceremony last week in Shawnee, Kan. Farmers worked with local auto body shop, Shawnee Mission Ford, to restore the vehicle and help provide reliable transportation to the service organization as part of the National Auto Body Council (NABC) Recycled Rides program.

“Farmers Insurance is dedicated to serving others and building stronger communities where our employees, customers and agents live and work,” said Carly Kraft, external communications manager at Farmers Insurance. “The Farmers team is honored to help donate a vehicle to The Whole Person, an organization focused on making a positive impact in our local community.”

The car was restored by technicians at Shawnee Mission Ford, who donated their time and skills.

The NABC Recycled Rides program brings together collision repairers, insurers and others in the collision industry in an effort to make a difference and give refurbished vehicles to individuals and service organizations that would benefit from reliable transportation. The NABC Recycled Rides program began in 2007 and since then has donated more than 2,500 vehicles valued at more than $36 million.

The recipient of the vehicle, The Whole Person, is a nonprofit organization founded in 1978 and provides services to people with disabilities and their families, striving to help them identify and implement resources appropriate to their situation. The Whole Person’s goal is to promote empowerment, independence, self-reliance and integration into the community. The newly refurbished vehicle will support the efforts of The Whole Person, including helping transport those they serve to events, social gatherings and peer mentoring groups. The vehicle will also help nurses and patient care assistants employed by The Whole Person make house calls to check on people with disabilities. 

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