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Houston Emancipation Park Conservancy gets donation from Baker Hughes Foundation

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Houston Emancipation Park Conservancy receives a $100,000 donation

The Houston Emancipation Park Conservancy will receive a $100,000 grant from the Baker Hughes Foundation, it was revealed (EPC). The money will help the conservancy fulfil its goal of maintaining the park’s integrity and enhancing its legacy as a significant local, state, national, and global asset. The contribution, which is part of a larger commitment by Baker Hughes to take part in community activities, volunteers, and engagement with the organisation, marks the third year in a row that Baker Hughes has supported EPC through charitable giving. 
The oldest park in Texas is Emancipation Park, which opened in Houston’s Third Ward in 1872. It was purchased for one of the first Juneteenth celebrations in the country by a group of African-American community leaders, presented to the city of Houston in 1916, and remained the only public.

Houston Emancipation Park Conservancy

The Baker Hughes Foundation’s purpose to advance education, the environment, and public health and safety in the areas where the firm conducts business is aligned with the announcement made today with EPC. The announcement of the donation took place at EPC’s annual Juneteenth celebration event, which was attended by Baker Hughes management, staff, family, and friends. 
Lorenzo Simonelli, chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes, said, “As a long-standing and prominent firm in Houston, we want to give back and assist the groups making our town a better place to live and work. Because of the park’s historical importance and, more importantly, the way it is fostering the creation of a more inclusive city and a better world, we are donating our resources to the Emancipation Park Conservancy. I am honored to participate in today’s ceremony, and we are honored as well. 
Dr. Muhammad Abdur-Rashid, interim executive director of Emancipation Park Conservancy, said, “We are thrilled to join with The Baker Hughes Foundation and we appreciate their tremendous financial gift, time, and expertise. “A relationship like this is essential as we continue our mission to provide services, resources, and programmes to the Third Ward and Houston community during these exceptional times,” the statement reads.