Many homeowners and businesses in St. Louis will be cleaning up, repairing and rebuilding for a long time to come, following the Good Friday tornado and strong winds that damaged as many homes as 16-hundred homes in the St. Louis suburbs.  More than a thousand of those homes were in Maryland Heights, located just southwest of Lambert Airport, which also received damage. Most of the area is residential or business.  
To help, Monsanto has stepped forward with a pledge of 100-thousand dollars to the American Red Cross. Jan Holloway, Senior Vice President of Community Relations for Monsanto points out – St. Louis is our home and we’re doing our part to help our friends and neighbors. Holloway adds – 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.
Monsanto Company has a long-standing history in the St. Louis region. The company’s headquarters are based in Creve Coeur, just a few minutes south of Maryland Heights, and its research headquarters are based in Chesterfield, also nearby. The company employs approximately 41-hundred people throughout the St. Louis community.

NAFB News Service