An investor in a biodiesel operation in Nebraska is donating $1 million to Oklahoma tornado relief. Koch Industries, Inc. made the donation to support relief efforts for the devastated the cities of Moore and Shawnee, and other affected areas of the state:
Half of that amount will be given to the OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund established by Governor Mary Fallin in coordination with the United Way of Central Oklahoma. The other half will go to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army to help affected families with their most urgent needs, including housing, transportation, clothing and more. In addition, Georgia-Pacific, a Koch company, has donated six truckloads of products from its Muskogee, Okla., Fort Smith, Ark. and Naheola, Ala. facilities including Angel Soft® and Quilted Northern® bath tissue, Sparkle® paper towels, Dixie® cups and plates, and Mardi Gras® napkins.
“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 COO of Koch Industries, Inc.”
Koch’s Flint Hills Resources Renewables, LLC just inked a deal to use Benefuel, Inc.’s patented ENSEL® refining technology at Flint Hills’ Beatrice, Nebraska biodiesel plant.