When Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston, Texas and the Gulf Coast area, it left a devastating path of destruction. Homes were destroyed, and millions of people were displaced. The demand for food, water, and other necessities was high, but the quantity was very scarce. The flood waters rose to astronomical heights, and even took some lives. People were scurrying around in an effort to find safety with just the clothes on their backs. It is during perilous times like this that the communities band together to help in any way that they can. So it was for Anthony Petrello and the employees of Nabors Industries Ltd.
Anthony Petrello is the Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries is a well known philanthropist who is passionate about giving back to the people in his community. He and his company employee were very instrumental in the Hurricane Harvey relief, and recovery efforts. He allowed the employees to go into various areas and assist in any way possible, and necessary. He gave them days off with pay for the relief aid. The company facility has an on site cafeteria where they prepared large volumes of meals, three times per day, to feed those who were affected by the storm.
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The employees set up a relief fund also to help those in need. It was called The Nabor Disaster Relief Fund. Tony Petrello announced that he would match what ever amount that was raised by his employees. They raised almost $200,000.00 for the people of Houston, and the Gulf Coast area. Nabors Industries employs about twelve hundred people, and according to the Corporate Manager, ten percent of them were affected by the Hurricane. The company is no stranger to helping out and giving back in times of crisis. It has donated to many national foundations and organizations. The Nabors Charitable Foundation gives education scholarships to employees and their children.
Although he was born in New Jersey, Tony Petrello has called Houston home for a number of years. He and his wife Cynthia enjoy donating to different charities and foundations. One of their favorites in donating to the research for childhood neurological disorders. They made a generous donation of $7 million dollars to the Texas Children’s Hospital for such research. This made Texas Children’s the first research center in the world that did research on children neurological disorders. Anthony Petrello is a graduate of Yale University.
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