Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas and left it in a state of disarray that way hard to piece back together. In 2017 there was flooding everywhere, homes where destroyed completely, and resources depleted. In the case of such disasters people and businesses need to pull together to help those in need. There were several companies and businesses that stood up to the plate to help. The local food bank in Houston, H-E-B, and Nabors Industries were first to respond to this horrible natural disaster that impacted so many lives.
What did Nabors did for Houston in the midst of this chaos? Their employees skipped their usual activities to help out where they were needed. They participated in special events, community projects, and fundraisers. Some of Nabors employees were sent to various locations including the Gulf Coast to help rebuild the state. Tony Petrello was at the helm helping out too where he was needed. He got Nabors to pay the employees their wages when they were helping the people of Hurricane Harvey. He also matched relief contributions. This totaled $173,622 before Mr. Petrello’s generous contribution, which ended up being called the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund. This fund helped a lot of people out in their time of need. The charitable company also lent their on-site kitchen to make meals for families. With these facilities they were able to three hot meals a day on a large scale. Even though these amazing employees came to the rescue a small percentage of them were affected by Hurricane Harvey and needed help themselves. Anthony and his wife Cynthia is known for their philanthropic ways and regularly gives back. They regularly give back to the Texas Children’s Hospital where their daughter is a being treated. In particular they give to research to find treatment and a cure for children with neurological disorders, which their daughter has.
Anthony Petrello wears a number of hats at Nabors Drilling Industries. Not only is he Chief Executive Officer, but he is on the Executive Committee, is President, and Chairman of the Board for them. They are the world’s biggest natural gas and geothermal contractor.
The CEO was raised in Newmark, New Jersey where he grew up poor but worked hard to become successful. He married his college girlfriend and they had a daughter together. The compassionate duo are always giving back to the community, especially when it comes to children.
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