Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH), a nonprofit charitable organization comprised of volunteers devoted to providing financial assistance to oilfield workers in financial crisis, has been named the 2017 beneficiary of the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon.
OTC will host the Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at NRG Center in Houston. The event recognizes industry achievements, raises funds for a worthy cause and provides an excellent opportunity for industry leaders to network with colleagues from around the world.
Joe Fowler, chairman, OTC board of directors, said, “We’re proud to name Oilfield Helping Hands as this year’s beneficiary. The event’s Executive Advisory Board was most impressed by the organization’s commitment to helping families that have been a part of our industry and have hit hard times.
“Specifically, Oilfield Helping Hands assists families in financial crisis due to medical and other serious circumstances. It works diligently to keep costs low to ensure as much money as possible can go directly toward benefitting the families,” Fowler continued.
Gregory Rachal, president, Oilfield Helping Hands, said, “The OTC Distinguished Achievement Awards Luncheon does more than just support great causes in the industry, it also raises awareness about them. We’re beyond proud that Oilfield Helping Hands has been chosen as this year’s beneficiary and know this honor will have a positive impact on the lives and wellbeing of several worthy families in need. To date, we have distributed more than USD 3.3 million to hundreds of families across the U.S. Thanks to OTC, we are confident that we’ll be able to support even more oilfield families experiencing financial crisis.”
Oilfield Helping Hands (OHH), established in Houston in 2003 as a nonprofit charitable organization, helps oilfield families with financial assistance in times of crisis. OHH raises money through donations, corporate memberships and fundraising events each year to be given based on need to members of the oilfield industry family. Since 2003, OHH has assisted hundreds of families, distributing more than $3.3 million in assistance. OHH has active chapters in Houston, Oklahoma, Louisiana, the Rocky Mountains, the Permian Basin and South Texas. Find out more at www.oilfieldhelpinghands.org.
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is where energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. Founded in 1969, OTC’s flagship conference is held annually in Houston. OTC has expanded technically and globally with the Arctic Technology Conference, OTC Brasil, and OTC Asia. For more information, visit www.otcnet.org.