Undoubtedly, Hurricane Harvey had a devastating effect on the residents of Texas last year. In addition to thousands of destroyed homes, streets were inaccessible, and the food supplies were insufficient. Among the first respondents to the scene was Nabors Industries, a company under the stewardship of Tony Petrello. This is not the first time the firm has come to the rescue, as philanthropy is one of their key objectives.
After the catastrophic effect of Hurricane Harvey, Nabors Industries deployed their staff to the streets to aid in distributing relief. The workers were assigned according to the level of human resources needed, with the most affected sections receiving more individuals and the less destructed getting fewer workers. Moreover, Nabors catered for the traveling expenses and wages, since the employees were not on volunteer work according to fuelfix.com. During the ensuing fundraiser, Tony matched his workers’ contribution before adding more funds from his coffers.
The donation mentioned above was christened the Nabors Disaster Relief Fund, in addition to rebuilding shattered homes, Nabors set up an enormous kitchen which gave out meals three times per day to the affected families. Besides this hurricane, Nabors had previously lent a hand to the Susan G. Komen anti-cancer foundation and disbursed $3 million in educational scholarships.
How Baby Carena’s Birth Defect affected Tony Petrello
In line with the saying, ‘the rich also cry; Tony’s silver spoon life became sour when his firstborn child, Crane, came into this world. Carena was born with a neurological disorder that impaired her standard development curve, meaning that her growth was retarded. Consequently, she suffers from slow speech and is inactive unlike other children her age. Up to date, relentless searches for a remedy to the condition remain futile, as no cure is available anywhere across this globe.
To a family used to having their way, the unfruitful search for the cure was an exasperating experience. Even worse, to add to Tony’s frustrations, nobody is bothering with research towards finding the solution to this condition. Since then, Tony swore to endlessly support the ongoing research on pediatric neurological conditions until a cure is discovered.
Tony Petrello’s Background
A native of Newark, New Jersey, Tony Petrello possesses a mathematics degree from Yale University. Furthermore, he also has another Ivy League degree, a JD from Harvard Law School. Currently, Tony lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife and family. It is from the Texan city that he runs Nabors Industries, the leading oil drilling company in the world.