The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

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May 22, 2013

Moore tornado disaster relief to get $1 million from Koch Industries

Koch Industries is pledging to donate $1 million to help with the recovery effort from the Moore tornado.

The Wichita, Kan.-based conglomerate said Wednesday half the money would go to the OK Strong relief fund established with United Way of Central Oklahoma. The balance will go to Salvation Army and American Red Cross.

The funds are to help people whose homes were destroyed by providing housing, transportation, clothing and other needs.

“Koch has deep roots in Oklahoma, and we want the communities of Moore, Shawnee and others throughout the state to know we stand with them and pray for them as they begin the difficult process of rebuilding their lives,” said Dave Robertson, president and chief operating officer of Koch Industries.

Koch-owned Georgia Pacific also has donated six truckloads of products, including toilet tissue, paper towels, paper cups and plates and napkins.

Several companies that Koch owns have operations in Oklahoma. In addition to Georgia Pacific, they include Koch Nitrogen in Enid and John Zink Hamworthy Combustion in Tulsa.

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