Tony Petrello the CEO of Nabors Industries is passionate about giving back. Residents can tell which companies actually care about the community instead of just profits by looking at the way they respond to disasters. Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas and areas surrounding it in 2017 destroying homes, flooding streets and the need for food and necessities was widespread making supplies difficult to come by. A number of Houston’s prominent businesses came to help following the disaster including the H-E-B and Houston Food Bank along with Nabors Industries.
Hurricane Harvey Relief from Nabors Industries
While the local drilling company employees are normally found working out in the fitness center, eating barbecue or having coffee property’s Naborbhood Cafe they also participate in fundraisers, special events and community projects. Giving back is an integral part of Nabors Industries culture and fully supported by Tony Petrello the company CEO.
Nabors Industries employees took time off after Hurricane Harvey to aid the relief efforts. They went anywhere they were needed and the company offered to give them the time off paid in order to help as they went to a variety of Gulf Coast locations. The contributions of the employees came to just over one hundred seventy-three thousand dollars and Tony Petrello matched them. The Nabors Disaster Relief Fund was used to aid in first hand efforts for the relief. The on-site kitchen of Nabors Industries was used to cook three meals a day for local families.
Approximately ten percent of Nabors Industries about ten thousand employees were affected by Harvey. The company has not only responded to past crisis locally but they have donated to organizations such as Bike MS and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. There have been over three million dollars worth of educational scholarships from the Nabors Charitable Foundation to employees and their children.
Philanthropist Tony Petrello
Tony Petrello is known to anyone who follows Houston’s charitable events and philanthropy. He is serious about his social responsibilities and frequently demonstrates it. Originally from New Jersey, Houston is not the focus of several philanthropic efforts and where he calls home. Tony met wife Cynthia in college and together they enjoy making generous donations.
Childhood neurological disorders are a cause close the Petrellos hearts. The lack of information available leads to the lack of improvement available to the options for treating the disorders. The Petrellos make donations toward treating such disorders including one to the Texas Children’s Hospital for seven million dollars.
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