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    Alon USA Refinery Partners With Children's Foundation

    Meanwhile, Chevron donates to the United Way.

    DALLAS -- Alon USA's Krotz Springs Refinery partnered with the Supriya Jindal Foundation for Louisiana's Children, and will be a Charter level partner specifically seeking to enrich the schools where their employees reside.

    "Educating children has been one of the primary focuses of our commitment to communities where Alon employees, customers, and suppliers live and work," Jeff Morris, Alon CEO, said in a statement. "The opportunity to team with the Jindal Foundation provides us with another means of making a difference in the future of both the state of Louisiana and its young people."

    The partnership initially awarded interactive whiteboard systems for all four first and second grade classrooms at Krotz Springs Elementary School, which includes a Promethean interactive whiteboard with speaker system, an interactive response system, installation and instructor training for all teachers.

    By the end of March, the foundation will have awarded interactive whiteboard systems to more than 75 classrooms across Louisiana, according to the organization. Krotz Springs Elementary is the first of more than 30 additional classrooms that will be equipped with interactive whiteboard technology as a result of the partnership.

    "Interactive whiteboards are something we are beginning to see transform education across the country," Supriya Jindal said in a statement. "The foundation is extremely proud to have partners such as Alon, which have helped to make this award to Krotz Springs Elementary School possible. With hard work, we have the opportunity to make a lasting and positive difference in education."

    In other charitable news, San Ramon, Calif.-based Chevron Corp. made a $25,000 grant to United Way of Salt Lake to aid low-income residents of Davis County, Utah, the Davis County Clipper reported.

    Of the total, $15,000 is going to the Family Connection Center for a part-time volunteer income tax coordinator, who will provide income-qualifying people with free income tax help. Many of those people will qualify for earned income tax credit, Davis County regional director for United Way of Salt Lake, Jim Young, said in the report.

    "[That credit] can provide thousands of dollars for families to help purchase needed appliances, acquire more reliable transportation or pay bills," he said.

    The donation's remaining $10,000 will be divided among Davis County agencies.

    The check was received by United Way officials and members of the Davis County United Way Leadership Council.

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