March 23, 2011
In the wake of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Koch Industries, Inc. has announced it will donate $1 million for disaster relief efforts, giving $500,000 each to the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army
“Our hearts go out to the people of Japan as they deal with overwhelming and unfolding challenges,” said Dave Robertson, president and COO of Koch Industries. “Although our presence there is small with only seventy-five employees, this is an important humanitarian effort. We hope these funds will help the Japanese people as they set out on the path to recovery.”
Koch companies with a presence in Japan include Koch Engineered Solutions and INVISTA, with most of the employees working in or near Tokyo. “Thankfully, all our employees are safe and accounted for,” Robertson added.
In addition to the $1 million donation, Koch Industries subsidiary Georgia-Pacific LLC is contributing its bath tissue and paper towels, and Dixie® brand plates, cups and tableware, to the ongoing relief effort through organizations like Convoy of Hope and Feed The Children.
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