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Monsanto Company Pledges $100K to St. Louis Relief Efforts

Monsanto Company(ST. LOUIS) -- One company has stepped forward and pledged to help with relief efforts in St. Louis after storms swept through the area Friday and left a trail of devastation in its wake.

The Monsanto Company issued a press release on Saturday saying it pledges $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid in early relief efforts. The company says its donation is expected to support the Red Cross in local efforts related to the storm, while providing the organization with some flexibility as crews work to clean up the mess left by the apparent tornado.

"St. Louis is our home and we're doing our part to help our friends and neighbors begin the clean-up and rebuilding efforts," said Jan Holloway, Senior Vice President of Community Relations for Monsanto. "We're so thankful there were minimal injuries and we believe this pledge to the Red Cross can provide the agency with an initial boost to help more quickly advance their relief efforts."

Storms pummeled parts of Missouri Friday evening, resulting in severe damage to the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, and minor injuries to four people.

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