Tony Petrello Really Shows How He Cares About The Community
What makes a major company stand out among the rest? It’s what they do for the community, how they give back. Well there’s one company in particular that really stands out and it’s Nabors Industries. Tony Portello Chief Executive Officer of Nabors Industries is very passionate about this and is continually showing it day after day. When hurricane Harvey hit the Houston and surrounding areas, it was devastating. Homes were destroyed, people had to leave their homes, streets were flooded, and it was hard to get supplies to places and people that needed them. Right after it hit, there were a few companies that reacted immediately, the Houston Food Bank, H-E-B, and Nabors Industries.
Nabors Industries corporate office is located in Houston and has its own in-house fitness center, barbeque pit, and even its own Naborhood Café where the employees could be found on a regular day. But they also can regularly be found at fundraisers, community projects, and special events.
When Hurricane Harvey hit the employees took time off work to help. And to show their appreciation, Nabors Industries offered them paid time off. The employees also offered relief contributions which totaled $173.622. And on top of that, Tony Petrello gave a donation matching that number. This donation was called the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund and was used for all hands-on activities. They also offered the use of their on-site kitchen. They prepared 3 hot meals a day to make sure that local families would have nice hot meals during all the devastation.
Nabors Industries has approximately 1200 employees and about 10% of them were affected by the Hurricane. They have also been involved in other local crisis, donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Bike MS. They have their own Nabors Charitable Foundation which has donated over $3 million dollars to scholarships for their employees and their children.
Tony Petrello and his wife Cynthia both are very serious and passionate about philanthropy. They had found that there was a lack of information and treatment options on childhood neurological disorders. So they donated $7 million to Texas Children Hospital to organizations that can treat these disorders.
Anthony G. Petrello graduated from Harvard and Yale University. He obtained a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and then another two degrees from Yale in Mathematics. He joined Nabors Industries in 1991 which has become the largest geothermal and natural gas drilling contractor in the world.
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