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FREEPORT LNG DEVELOPMENT, LP PLEDGES $1,000,000 TO HOUSTON AREA URBAN LEAGUE FOR EDUCATION, WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER
In 2020, Freeport LNG Development, LP. ("Freeport LNG") pledged to the Houston Area Urban League, a commitment in the amount of $1,000,000. This pledge of $1,000,000 to HAUL will be fulfilled by Freeport LNG in payments of $200,000 each over 5 years between 2020 and 2024.
“Freeport LNG is pleased to help advance the work of the Houston Area Urban League. We support its mission and we are confident that the organization is well-positioned to manage this investment in the best possible way to advance people of color,” said Wendy Mazurkiewicz, Director Community Affairs, Freeport LNG. “At Freeport LNG, we are committed to empowering people to raise themselves up through investments in education, health, community, safety, and quality of life initiatives. Our partnership with HAUL helps us and the community achieve that.”
“For over 50 years, we have seen thousands of lives changed and individuals and families become self-sustaining; we have instilled in young people the drive to learn and excel. Each year we work hard to continue the legacy of service that has become our hallmark. Despite many economic challenges, our programs remain strong and the services we provide for our clients and the community at large are still in demand. Because the needs of the disenfranchised remain, the mission of the Houston Area Urban League continues – To enable African-Americans and other minorities to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power, and civil rights. Through increased partnerships, like Freeport LNG, we will continue to expand the services we offer. We are very grateful for this pledge that will help us to continue empowering communities and changing lives." "We hope to add additional scholarships each year,” said Judson W. Robinson III, President and CEO of the Houston Area Urban League.
Below are the first five recipients who were selected from participants in the National Urban League Incentive to Excel (NULITES) Program. All recipients were 2020 graduates from Houston area high schools.
ABOUT FREEPORT LNG
Freeport LNG is an LNG export company headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company’s three train, 15 mtpa liquefaction facility is the seventh largest in the world and the second largest in the U.S. Freeport LNG’s liquefaction facility is the largest all-electric drive motor plant of its kind in the world, making it the most environmentally sustainable site of its kind. The facility’s electric drive motors reduce carbon emissions by over 90%. The Company plans to expand by adding a fourth liquefaction train, which has received all regulatory approvals for construction. Freeport LNG Development, L.P. was formed in 2002 to develop, own and operate an LNG terminal on Quintana Island, near Freeport, Texas. The terminal started LNG import operations in June 2008 and began LNG export operations in 2019. Freeport LNG’s limited partnership interests are ultimately held by Michael Smith, Global Infrastructure Partners, and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.