Koch Industries donates $1 million to Oklahoma tornado relief

Koch Industries, which has several companies in Oklahoma, is donating $1 million for storm relief efforts in that state, the company said Wednesday.

Half will go to the OK Strong Disaster Relief Fund established by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin in coordination with the United Way of Central Oklahoma, and the other half will go to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army to help families with housing, transportation, clothing and other needs.

Georgia-Pacific, a Koch company, also has donated six truckloads of products from its facilities in Muskogee, Okla., Fort Smith, Ark. and Naheola, Ala.

“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,” Dave Robertson, Koch president and COO, said in a written statement.

Koch also has Koch Nitrogen Co. in Enid; and John Zink Hamworthy Combustion in Tulsa. Its employs nearly 2,000 people in Oklahoma.

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