Natural disasters are something that will always happen, and we will never completely avoid their disastrous effects. Hurricane Harvey was one of the biggest and strongest forces to hit Texas in 2017. Homes and Streets were destroyed thoroughly and in he after math food was scarce. It is in times like these that people show who they truly are and if they really care about their fellow man. As Texas dealt with the hurricane’s damage many companies and people didn’t show up to help. However, there were those who came to help significantly and one of those people was Tony Petrello and his company Nabors Industries.
Tony Petrello is man that attended Yale university and Harvard University. He has two math degrees from Yale and a law degree from Harvard University. Though he has these degrees and attended such prestigious schools he went into business for himself and started his company Nabors Industries in 1991.
His company is the largest drilling contractor in the United States so it’s safe to say Mr. Petrello is the spitting image of success. He in this time of great pain could have done what most people think persons of his status would do and that is ignore his fellow man. As CEO of Nabors, Tony Petrello is a different type of person. Giving back to the community is a regular thing he does, and Hurricane Harvey just proved to be another example of him showing his true colors. AS the city tried to recover from damage from Harvey a lot of his workers took time off to help the relief effort and Tony did what he does best joined in the effort. He offered his employees paid time off to go help in the cleanup of the disaster. Not only did he d this but he also donate a large amount of funds to the effort and put an onsite kitchen in the area to feed those in need. This is textbook Petrello as he embodies Philanthropy. His daughter suffers from periventricular leukomalacia and instead of shutting down he has donated massive funds to the Texas children’s hospital to not only help his daughter, but children just like her.
Anytime disaster or misfortune strikes Tony Petrello is there to support and give. When his friend from college died he set up an endowment in honor of him and it has been supported by many Yale university alumni. Tony Petrello is almost a force of nature in himself as he strikes positivity when the word strikes chaos or negativity.