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Alon USA Donates $100,000 to Katrina Relief Effort

DALLAS -- Alon USA announced today a $100,000 gift to the Dallas-area Red Cross to help provide relief for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

After consulting the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, the company decided to donate funds set aside for a reception at the Center to provide shelter, food and other necessities for families displaced by the storm.

“Alon USA understands the importance of providing humanitarian relief to victims of Hurricane Katrina,” said David Wiessman, executive chairman of Alon USA. “We are proud to support the efforts of the Dallas-area Red Cross and the campaign to build the Center.”

“The Dallas Center for the Performing Arts Foundation, the board of directors, staff and volunteers are very grateful for Alon USA’s generous gift to help build the Center and its meaningful support of families victimized by Hurricane Katrina,” said Bill Lively, president and CEO of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. “Alon USA has sent an important message about its commitment to humanity and culture.”

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