The role of business in helping the community during times of disasters cannot be underestimated. A business not only supposed to be making profits firm the people. It should also be giving back to the community in a show of solidarity in times when the community is in dire need. In times of disasters, businesses should come not and offer support to the people. One business which has a committed to responding to the needs of the community is Nabors Industries which is led by CEO Tony Petrello. This company offers services in the oil and natural gas drilling industry. Its headquarters are in Texas.
When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston and other parts of Texas, it is Nabors Industries and other businesses which responded swiftly to the appeal for support to the community. Tony Petrello offered his employees paid leave so that they could go to Houston and offer support to people who were affected by the floods, in addition to this, he also supported his employees in raising funds for the relief programs of those affected. In total, Nabors family contribute about $300,000. It was one of the companies which made the biggest contribution to the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The step taken by Anthony Petrello is a true reflection of what he has been doing at a personal level. He has been engaging in philanthropy for a quite some time. What he has done now that he is the CEO of Nabors us to take the philanthropic spirit to the corporate sector. Nabors is now actively involved in philanthropy. Every year, he is contributing to various causes which he finds deserving. Nabors Industries is now contributing to national relief programs as well as participating in employees-established initiatives. Every year, the employees of the company are coming together to contribute to a worthy cause.
Tony Petrello and his wife, Cynthia Petrello, are passionate about the health of children living with neurological disorders. Their daughter named Carena is one of these children. He was born with a neurological disorder which has made her unable to perform, tasks that need the movement of muscles. She has no coordination of movement and therefore unable to walk or talk.
Tony Petrello is assisting in neurological research by funding the operations of a facility located at the Texas Children’s Hospital. This facility is researching the cause and treatment of neurological disorders. Petrello has given $7 million to support the initiative of Texas Children’s Hospital.