In August 2017, Houston was hit by a devastating Hurricane that costs the city a lot more than just money. People were displaced and lost their homes, and there was a lot of devastation that hit the area. Companies and organizations from all over the country came forward to support the city of Houston and its people, and one such company that extended a helping hand during this period was Nabors Industries.
For Nabors Industries, Hurricane Harvey hit a little too close to home. Since the companies main base of operations in the city of Houston, the hurricane hit them more than they would expect. The company had to stall all of their operations because of the damage that was sustained. Moreover, many members of their task force were also affected by this and ended up having to skip work to tend to the basic needs of them and their families. More people than ever were displaced, which is why the company knew that it was their duty to do something, not just for its employees, but for the benefit of Houston as a whole.
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One of the first things that the company did was encourage people to partake in community projects to help the affected. Nabors teamed up with several organizations to be able to help people who were affected by the Hurricane and urged its employees to participate in them as well. The CEO of Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello has always tried to advocate how important giving back to the community is for the company. To further encourage people to participate in these activities, the company granted a special paid leave to its employees who wanted to carry out community projects. A lot of the employees previously opted to stay at work, even if they wanted to help the community for the need of funds to support their families during this time of natural disasters. However, this allowed everyone in the company to participate in projects that were aiding the community during this crisis.
Tony Petrello, the CEO of the company has been a major part of the projects that the company has taken on, and is also one of the main reasons why the company embarked on so many charitable ventures.
Check more about Anthony Petrello: http://releasefact.com/2017/09/tony-petrello-helps-to-launch-the-neurological-research-institute-at-texas-childrens-hospital/