RENO, Nev. Sept. 8, 2021 – The Baker Hughes Foundation and Bently Nevada, a Baker Hughes business, announced that they will jointly contribute $30,000 to the Red Cross of Northern Nevada to provide support for those affected by the Caldor Fire in Nevada and California.
This grant aligns with the Baker Hughes Foundation’s mission of promoting the safety, health, and welfare of the communities where the company operates. Bently Nevada, headquartered in the Lake Tahoe region, is a Nevada-based company and a major employer in the region.
“Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the Caldor wildfire in California and Nevada. The American Red Cross has always been a strong partner for Baker Hughes and this new donation will further support the great work of the American Red Cross and its many evacuation centers across the region,” said Ed J. Boufarah, vice president, Bently Nevada. “The Bently Nevada and the Baker Hughes teams are grateful for the firefighters and first responders working hard to protect us. We stand by our employees, our neighbors, and our community, during this difficult time. We will get through this.”
"The wildfires in the Sierra Mountains, especially the recent growth of the harrowing Caldor Fire at Lake Tahoe, have been unprecedented. We still have a couple dry months ahead of us and fire will remain a concern,” said Mary Powell, executive director, American Red Cross. “We are so thankful to Baker Hughes for their heart and help as we work to alleviate human suffering and provide support to the community, in the face of these disasters."
To learn more about Baker Hughes’ work in supporting its communities, visit our Corporate Responsibility website.
About the Baker Hughes Foundation
For 25 years, the Baker Hughes Foundation has been a steward of charitable resources for meaningful community impact. The Foundation seeks to advance environmental quality, education, health, safety, and wellness around the world by supporting organizations with shared values, demonstrated leadership, evidence of impact, financial soundness, and the capacity to implement initiatives and evaluate their success. The Baker Hughes Foundation makes strategic philanthropic contributions, matches Baker Hughes employee contributions, and awards volunteer recognition grants for outstanding employee community service.
About Baker Hughes
Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions for energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and with operations in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner, and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at bakerhughes.com.
About Red Cross
The Red Cross has been serving Northern Nevada since 1898. Our territory covers 87,000 square miles with offices in Reno, Elko, Winnemucca, and Incline Village. Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies. For more information, contact Red Cross.