Giving back to others is an integrated part of life and culture of Nabors Industries according to Tony Petrello the company Chief Executive Office. In 2017, the Houston and the surrounding areas were hit by significant Hurricane Harvey which destroyed homes, suppliers and flooded the streets making it scarce to meet the daily demand and needs of people food and necessities.
The Nabors Industries played a significant role in the community by taking time off and helping in relief efforts. The company as a sign of appreciating the employee’s dedication paid them for the time they used assisting the victims. The Nabors Industries workers served in various parts including the Gulf Coast where they played a prominent role in helping around. The employees also made a personal contribution towards the relief which totaled to 173,622 dollars and Tony Petrello their boss matched the donation. The fund was named Nabors Disaster Relief Funds which helped on various hands-on efforts. The company also put on the large open kitchen where they cooked in large volumes offering hot meals to the local families three times daily.
The hurricane also affected at least 10% of the company employees according to their corporate communication manager. Nabors Industries employs 1200 workers, and it’s well known for responding to various cries that happen within their community and nationally. They have donated to national organizations like Bike MS, and the Komen Foundation. Through its Nabors Charitable organization, they have paid over 3 million dollars catering for education scholarship to employees and their children.
Tony Petrello love for giving has seen him create a unique name in Houston; he is an entrepreneur in the oil industry who takes the social responsibility to high heights. Together with Cynthia his wife the two love giving generously. Their desire to help children with the neurological disorder has seen them donate 7 million dollars to the Texas Children Hospital. These will aid in treating children suffering from such diseases. Tony Petrello serves as the Texas Children Hospital board member. His love, care, and dedication to daughter Carena who was born with a neurological disorder that affected her brain making it hard to speak, walk or even eats have played a significant part in his donations. Carena has inspired her parent making them have a heart of constant donating to different researchers hoping to find the cure for her and others with the same condition. The hospital Neurological Research Institute facility is the first globally to conduct neurological research for different childhood disorders.
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